The latest updates about Oxford University Press around the world
New platform brings Oxford content to students via video conference
11 December 2012
Oxford University Press and Eleutian Technology today announced plans to give students access to Oxford content through an innovative video conferencing platform.
TeachCast with Oxford combines ELT’s content with Eleutian’s technology and their team of qualified teachers to enable students of all ages to learn English online via video conferencing.
The “TeachCast™” platform was developed by Eleutian, a US-based firm which has already taught more than one million online English lessons. The system will use US-certified teachers to deliver daily English language lessons via video-conference to students around the world, with materials for each lesson taken from Oxford’s English Language teaching courses: Let’s Go for children and Business Venture for adults.
Peter Marshall, Managing Director of the English Language Teaching Division of OUP, said: “TeachCast makes English language teaching more accessible to children and adults. Over 24 million people have learned English with our Let’s Go and Business Venture courses and, by partnering with Eleutian, we will extend our reach even further. It is an exciting new development and Oxford is delighted to be working with Eleutian.”
Kent Holiday, CEO of Eleutian, said: “Oxford’s language teaching products are highly respected throughout the entire education community and there is a significant demand globally for Oxford materials. TeachCast with Oxford will allow us to deliver these courses, taught live by Eleutian teachers, to students on a daily basis.”
The service will initially be available for students in Asia, the Middle East, and South America, with plans to extend the offer throughout the world.
To find out more about OUP’s English Language teaching resources go to www.oup.com/elt