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With many schools and universities around the world being temporarily closed in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, educational institutions need to continue to be able to provide their students with access to lectures and other forms of teaching.
Providing access to textual content, even to a large number of users, is generally straightforward because of the relatively low bandwidth required. But for lectures, and other video-based content, the quality and wide availability of the service is essential, especially in these times when the number of viewers will likely be significantly higher than normal.
To help you achieve this, Alibaba Cloud’s Online Education product suite provides a full range of services.
The video on demand (VOD) and live video broadcast features are perfect for organizations that need to establish this functionality and to get it up and running as quickly as possible.
Powered by Alibaba Cloud’s massive international infrastructure, the VOD service can support millions of concurrent users. A CDN, or content delivery network, distributes video files to multiple locations around the world and users are automatically served from their nearest location, and from the least busy server.
When setting up a live broadcast education service, issues such as latency, bandwidth, security, and scalability all need to be addressed. Alibaba Cloud’s Online Education service provides low latency and high concurrency broadcasting for the efficient development of live video broadcasting platforms. Crucially, you can be up and running very quickly.
For educational organizations that already have their own VOD solution, but which is struggling to cope with the current increased demand from students throughout mainland China, Alibaba Cloud’s Content Delivery Acceleration provides a cost-effective solution. As the №1 cloud vendor in China, Alibaba Cloud closely cooperates with China Tier 1 operators, to provide guaranteed network quality and excellent customer experience.
For situations in which both time and funding are in short supply, but there is a need to host an online lecture or seminar, Alibaba DingTalk is the ideal solution. It offers online conference services via a mobile app which, with a stable Wi-Fi connection, can easily support video in 1080p HD. Ding Talk includes a screen share feature and supports both training mode and discussion mode.
You can find out more about all of these solutions at https://www.alibabacloud.com/solutions/online-education. You can also access a series of webinars and white papers that explain more about how to get started quickly.
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