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How Warwick Business School use video to transform the learning experience

As one of the leading business schools in Europe, Warwick Business School understand the importance of creating engaging content to support students and enrich their learning experience.

Video plays an integral role in the Teaching Shakespeare course, a specially created set of online resources designed to transform the classroom experience and support teachers in their professional development. Simon Harper, Head of Applications Development for Warwick Business School explains, "the videos are high quality teaching resources aimed at improving teachers' ability to teach Shakespeare. They are embedded in a multimedia website alongside podcasts, printable teaching materials and rich discussion forums."

For Harper, video represents the ideal way to convey course information, "the videos offer a unique opportunity to hear how the leading practitioners apply the teaching and what works in real classrooms."

The course is very much led by video and so it is by far the most important feature. There are over 100 videos used over 10 units of study so the speed and reliability of delivery was crucial. vzaar ticked all the right boxes.

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Simon Harper Warwick Business School

Security

According to Harper security was key when it came to choosing which online video platform to use, "it was essential that people could only access the video material if they signed up to the course and vzaar supported us in this, offering a number of alternative security strategies."

Reliability

Harper continues, "the course is very much led by video and so it is by far the most important feature. There are over 100 videos used over 10 units of study so the speed and reliability of delivery was crucial. vzaar ticked all the right boxes."

Subtitles

"vzaar also offers great support for subtitles with a simple and elegant player and this made it a very suitable choice for our application" says Harper.

"For Warwick Business School creativity is key, we have a policy of looking at things differently. Our Teaching Shakespeare course falls very much in line with that with video providing the perfect medium to show experienced teachers actually putting theory into practice" Harper finishes.