Ericsson and Coventry University have teamed up to give live lessons to up to a half-million students online through their smartphones and tablets .
They said that this is a cloud service that is based on IMS architecture IP Multimedia Subsystem, an industry standard for multimedia communication; and the service In-Game communication from Ericsson, which provides an enriched voice experience for users.
By basing the In-Game solution on Ericsson’s IMS product portfolio, services can be scaled for a potentially unlimited number of users, with telecom-grade availability and security.
The Serious Games Institute at Coventry University was set up to conduct research and development into future solutions in education.
“We wanted to work with Ericsson to transform our current range of mobile applications into an interactive experience for our many thousands of mobile learners. Many people who now take short courses on their mobiles have been limited to static images and recorded audio or video”, said Tim Luft, Director of the Serious Games Institute.
“Gaming for entertainment has been a driver for hardware and software technology for the last 10 years, and younger generations are familiar with how to use it. Together with Coventry University we will combine our forethought in gaming technology with education, and take online education to a new dimension”, said Magnus Furustam, Head of Core & IMS at Business Unit Networks at Ericsson.