No longer is entertainment the focus when software, telecommunications and broadcasting are combined. Now webcasting can be used to involve members of the community in the activities of the education system. For those looking to implement webcasting in the educational environment, Swagit's applications can help lower costs, increase community participation and provide opportunities to share information in a clear and concise manner.
Too often, when school districts and other educational institutions schedule meetings to involve the voting public in their processes and decision-making, they are fighting against already busy schedules. As a result, attendance is lackluster and community involvement suffers. When webcasting is deployed by the school district, it provides an opportunity for the community to observe meetings in real-time or at a later date when it is more convenient. Those interested in particular parts of the meeting can tune in for those few minutes and skip the rest of the meeting. Such an approach ensures that the business discussed within the meeting is available to all constituents, whether they are able to physically attend the meeting or not. Webcasting within school districts has an added benefit in rural areas as well, as it can often eliminate the need to drive in excess of 50 miles to attend a meeting.
School administrators can also take advantage of webcasting when community events take place outside of meetings. Organized sports and other school competitions and events can be made available via the Internet through Swagit solutions as well. Often times it is this content that creates more of an interest for younger people in a given community. So with Swagit combining the ability to publish meetings and educational activities through webcasting, educators can make their districts much more transparent from year to year.