As African organisations continue to strive towards becoming globally recognised, technology plays an important role in this transformation. Technology has the power to connect people and build communities that break traditional borders. In order to do so it is imperative that organisations find the right tech solution for the problem.
The University of Cape Town (UCT), one of Africa’s premier teaching and research institutions, was faced with such a challenge. The university strives to become Africa’s leading research university and aspires to become the academic hub that links South Africa, the rest of Africa, and the world. With this in mind UCT needed a way to easily and effectively communicate with its research partners and peers around the world.
Through our channel partner Learning Curve, we were able to help UCT on their way to achieving their vision by implementing Adobe Connect at the university’s Division of Paediatric Surgery to encourage collaboration among peers.
Adobe Connect is a powerful eLearning solution, enabling meeting hosts to collaborate with participants, load presentations, host live forums, and effectively illustrate their message. Users can view the hosts desktop live within the user interface and access information for discussion. The uploaded meeting room content is automatically maintained for future sessions, dramatically reducing preparation time and enabling effective communication.
Alp Numanoglu, Professor and Head of Paediatric Surgery at UCT says that “Adobe Connect has made it possible to conduct real-time discussions on clinical topics, ranging from the latest surgical techniques to research and advances in diagnostics, endoscopy, and minimal invasive surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, and more.”
Adobe Connect has meant that UCT’s Paediatric Surgery division is able to connect and collaborate with their colleagues without being limited by their environments, as long as they have an internet connection.