Imagine having a fully immersive educational experience that allows organizers to create immersive events and online experiences, adaptive learning courses — fully synchronized textbooks and materials across devices, and planning larger events, including graduation ceremonies, professional summits, and even orientations?
That’s exactly what Dr. Tieren Zhou, CEO and Chief Technology Architect of Kloud, an interactive meeting and collaboration platform with his business. Dr. Zhou then built TechExcel, the next evolution in the enterprise digital experience, which has helped facilitate Kloud’s LiveDoc Technology that allows interactive meetings to be conducted without screen sharing, with unlimited resolution.
As Kloud operates as a plug-in solution that can be easily integrated with any business software or platform, Dr. Zhou and his team have created a new future for communication technologies that far exceed the current capabilities of mainstream services like Zoom and Microsoft’s Teams.
For over 25 years, Dr. Zhou has been considered a leader in the IT industry, while delivering a full-suite of leading Project Management Tools, IT services, and helpdesk tools used by over 2,000 customers across 45 countries.
In an interview with Disrupt Magazine, Dr. Zhou shares three tips on how to approach immersive events and engaging learning experiences, regardless of the platform you use.
1. Plan and Rehearse Your Online Events Through a CONTENT-centric Approach
It’s very important to plan and rehearse your online events through a content-centric approach, because it enhances the production quality and delivery of your online events.
In planning the event ahead of time, event organizers are able to go live with attendees with total confidence, allowing for any active participants, including sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to interact with one another with ease.
When Dr. Zhou founded Kloud eleven years ago, he invented a new technology to conduct online meetings and lectures, which allows for a reduction in panic and anxiety when it comes to the natural pitfalls of today’s live-streaming technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic created both a challenge and opportunity for academia to upgrade its infrastructure for creating an adaptive learning environment for its students. Prior to the pandemic, the thought of implementing virtual learning was unheard of and quite frankly, frowned upon due to the inability for an in-classroom experience.
However, with how quickly technology has had to evolve and adapt, thanks to Zoom and Teams, courses are now able to be tailored to both live and/or asynchronous learning. The challenge, however, is the ineffectiveness of organizers engaging their listeners.
2. Collaborate with Speakers and Partners to Create Content that Captivate Your Audience
At the height of the pandemic, educational institutions had to postpone and eventually livestream student graduations, which came as a huge disappointment to those families who were excited to go through the experience. For those institutions that did hold such an event through live streaming, they weren’t entirely “seamless,” begging the question of how viewers – parents, extended families, friends, and academics could be immersed in that particular event. The future of events, such as user conferences or those ceremonies in the academic field, are dependent upon immersion, engagement, and curated content – all of which have been missing.
Beyond the online classroom, Kloud’s technology enables academic institutions to scale their events to provide highly interactive online conferences and events, which have the ability to empower today’s schools to seamlessly organize online graduations, career fairs, and new student commencements.
In addition, thanks to Kloud’s most prominent technologies is the Kloud LiveDoc technology, Kloud can turn any presentation or movies into an interactive collaborative document , adding significant value to the education sector. Currently, Kloud School is the company’s premium solution for adaptive learning, engaging classroom activities, and meaningful online interactions between teachers and students. For example, SyncBooks conveniently integrates textbooks, lectures, student’s notes, and assignments so that they are easily accessible to users. All content delivered through the Kloud Platform is easily accessible through a computer, phone, tablet – or even, a smart TV.
3. Create a Memorable Recording
On the day of the event, it’s important to have a series of moderators who are able to jump from session to session, introducing the speakers and seamlessly jumping between pre-recorded and live sessions. If platforms have the ability to design interactive sessions, where specific attendees can be brought “onto the stage” and interact with the content at hand, then you can be sure that your event can be powered with confidence.
Everything that is uploaded to Kloud allows for pre-approval and pre-uploading, allowing for organizers to fully control the outcomes, thereby limiting the risk(s) of things going wrong. In addition, Kloud records each session individually, so that attendees can easily jump to specific sessions they want to listen in, rather than having to play over 3 hours of conferences.
With LiveDocs integration, attendees and listeners can also interact with materials contained within the events themselves, making for a better experience.
The bottom line is that the pandemic accelerated the need for educational institutions to upgrade their archaic learning infrastructure, encouraging tech visionaries like Dr. Zhou to create a solution like Kloud which values collaboration, creativity, and creating exciting online experiences that stand out from the current status quo