The Open University has agreed to license speech and audio compression technology from Voxware to teach students over the Internet.
The distance learning university will use Voxware?s IP-based products to conduct interactive lectures over the Internet. It said Voxware?s products work using dial-up modems and offer the audio performance it needs to keep students interested.
Professor Mark Eisenstadt, director of the Knowledge Media Institute at the OU, said: "Quality audio over today?s packet-losing, modest-bandwidth infrastructure is crucial." The institute plans chat rooms, events and Webcasts for undergraduates.
'VNU Newswire' revealed that the university signed a deal to use Marimba?s Castanet push technology to send notes to students in April.
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