Syminar reduces steps of setting up an online Virtual Reality(VR) classroom. It's a web-app that promotes real time interaction between instructor and remote students through VR, with tools that emulate classroom workflows.

Teachers set up a 360-camera in several clicks, anywhere: lecture halls, labs, operating rooms.
Using Syminar, they distribute learning materials, answer questions, and give online quizzes.

Students attend class in VR; asking questions or up-voting peers’ to prioritize the teacher’s attention. They also collaboratively bookmark key learning moments for exam review.

As such, Syminar scales the classroom by enhancing an Instructor's core skill-sets with digital/social media management tools; using VR telepresence to preserve the intimate learning space.

Syminar targets medical education, where apprenticeship training models no longer produce sufficient graduates for industry demands. Requirements for regular, hands-on demos in space-confined hospital wards...
Syminar reduces steps of setting up an online Virtual Reality(VR) classroom. It's a web-app that promotes real time interaction between instructor and remote students through VR, with tools that emulate classroom workflows.

Teachers set up a 360-camera in several clicks, anywhere: lecture halls, labs, operating rooms.
Using Syminar, they distribute learning materials, answer questions, and give online quizzes.

Students attend class in VR; asking questions or up-voting peers’ to prioritize the teacher’s attention. They also collaboratively bookmark key learning moments for exam review.

As such, Syminar scales the classroom by enhancing an Instructor's core skill-sets with digital/social media management tools; using VR telepresence to preserve the intimate learning space.

Syminar targets medical education, where apprenticeship training models no longer produce sufficient graduates for industry demands. Requirements for regular, hands-on demos in space-confined hospital wards or operating rooms inhibits admissions growth. To expand instructional bandwidth, schools often resort to expensive (poorly implemented) e-learning tools, yet still fail to meet the national admissions goal.

Institutions currently combine multiple technology solutions:
- Expensive re-purposed hardware (security cameras for streaming lab activities)
- Textbook vendors who tack on 'extra' sub-contracted eContent as promos (ready-made quizzes, 3d medical simulation clips)
- Combined suites of productivity tools (WebEx to stream, DropBox to share material, Google Survey for assessment).
A single Syminar subscription costs institution less, while providing instructors the essential tools in one package.

By consolidating tools, modified for efficient and simple content production, Syminar presents institutions with a cost-effective means to scale. E-learning approaches must emulate the interaction-rich environment of in-class attendance before 'democratized e-learning' can be fully realized.
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