Video conferencing inspiring learning through the 2012 Olympic Games

Taipei, Taiwan – June 13, 2012 – AVer (TWSE: 3669), a major global provider of presentation/education solutions, security surveillance solutions and video conferencing solutions, is delighted to be involved in a major school sports event, connecting schools from around the world, via video conferencing. Former UK Government Minister Lord Jim Knight will be opening the ceremony at June 15th 2012 at Carpenters Primary School, Stratford, UK which is in the vicinity of London’s Olympic Park.


Lord Knight will pass a baton live over video conference to Kang Chiao Bilingual School in Taiwan, then on to other schools to show how video conferencing can connect students from different backgrounds around the world. During the event, schools will discuss their interests in sport; including their favorite sports and sporting stars.


The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Tim Loughton (MP), will be closing the video conference via a pre-recorded video message to children all over the world about what he thinks of schools using VC technology and about what children can expect from the 2012 Games. The video will be available for everyone to see from 8:00-13:00 GMT, June 15th on (Click here to view the live video link.).


The video conference for schools will take place on Friday June 15th and is hosted by Carpenters Primary School, Newham, UK, in partnership with Video Conferencing for Learning. They plan on traveling around the world from school to school sharing curriculum-based activities on a theme of sports. The event will be streamed across the Internet for many more children and parents to watch.


Mina Patel, the director of Video Conferencing for Learning said, “I am very proud to work with the staff and pupils at Carpenters Primary School, and I am very much looking forward to showcasing how video conferencing technology can be used to celebrate the 2012 Games. I am delighted that we have had support from the Lord Knight and Minister Tim Loughton (MP), the Museum of London, RSC, RSSCE and Ian Rose to help make this event even more special and unique for the children not only in the UK but around the world.”


Also attending the video conference will be Ian Rose. Ian is a Paralympic Games silver medalist and former World and European Judo Champion. He is highly self-motivated in both his sporting and vocational careers, showing incredible willpower to reach for goals and achieve winning performance.


His world class success follows childhood eye cancer which left him disabled. Typically, he regarded this as a challenge, using his positive nature and zest for life to help him reach for sporting stardom. The same positive approach and sense of fun helps him set strong goals and reach for the top at anything he tries. For this event, AVer will be supporting Ian, and we fully expect him to inspire all the schools and pupils involved, which we believe will show just how easy to use and versatile video conferencing can be with AVer.