MetLearn Chooses IOCOM to Educate Students About Meteorology


CHICAGO, March 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IOCOM, a leading provider of universal video conferencing solutions, today announced a partnership with MetLearn, a United Kingdom Meteorological Education Solutions Provider, for delivering meteorology sessions to students across the United Kingdom. The use of IOCOM Janet Connected Visimeet solution enables MetLearn to provide this service to any class room, at any time, over the Janet network in an effective and cost efficient manner.

After 32 years of service with the Met Office, the United Kingdom's National Weather Service, Paul Gross, CEO and Founder, started MetLearn to deliver quality meteorological education to UK students. He recognized a need for students to be exposed to how weather functions at a young age and educates students about meteorology. His presentations are conducted on site at primary schools in Devon and Somerset and remotely across the UK via IOCOM's robust video conferencing tool, Visimeet.

The use of Visimeet enables Paul to connect with more students without sacrificing quality. He is able to share videos, images, maps, and a variety of other resources via Visimeet's data share feature. Students are able to see examples of meteorological events and better understand the presentation; Paul is able to run the meeting without diverting attention to running Visimeet.

"Having previously worked with VC kit worth thousands of pounds, I was amazed at how simple Visimeet was to use with a webcam and laptop. Not only simple, but also in providing the teachers and children a truly professional looking educational experience. " Said Paul Gross, "This allowed me to concentrate on providing the information I needed to in a confident manner, to a class of excited young children in a worry-free environment."

The use of Visimeet provides Paul with an inexpensive, easy-to-use platform to host his presentations while students across the UK get inspired to explore meteorology. Teachers have provided positive feedback, "They are still buzzing from finding out all the information, and I was so impressed at how you illustrated the formation of hurricanes and tornadoes that really made it real for them" and "I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of video conferencing and it would be something I would love to take part in again and recommend to other teachers and schools."

To learn more about MetLearn or to inquire about a presentation, visit Paul is available to host presentations internationally via Visimeet.


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