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Video classroom platform launches live video study rooms for collaborating students.

online-video-studyCould the days of shushing students in the library be a thing of the past?

Today, newrow_ launched a new feature of its video classroom platform that allows students for the first time to create and control their own, live video study rooms. The study rooms aim to enhance the collaborative study experience and foster peer-to-peer discussion by making learning more active and allowing students to work together beyond the traditional confines of an online-discussion-board-and-avatar-based learning environment.

According to a recent study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, students who don’t have access to active forms of learning, like peer discussions and group work, are 1.5 times more likely to fail. By supporting students’ need for active learning through self-organizing and communicating face-to-face, newrow_ hopes these virtual study groups allow them to improve knowledge retention, group project performance and overall online learning engagement.

“Empowering students to participate in their own education is key to a successful online curriculum,” said Rony Zarom, founder and CEO of newrow_. “Our new breakout learning rooms provide a pure, interactive learning environment that makes it simple for anyone to collaborate in groups to better meet their individual education needs.”

(Next page: Features of the live video study rooms; how they work)