how streaming is used on educationThe UPF Barcelona School of Management boosts its online communication improving viewing experience of their students with the Flumotion streaming technology.

Barcelona, April 2015.- The importance of online video in everyday life is growing, and the world of education is no stranger to this phenomenon. This is demonstrated by the business school of the University Pompeu Fabra: UPF Barcelona School of Management practically since its founding has opted for audiovisual content as a key tool to provide quality communication to students.

The university currently manages its media library and streaming live events, offering students a reliable, secure and always available viewing experience. This is thanks to the Flumotion Profit Video Platform.

Before the implementation of the Flumotion streaming solution, the school was with a stability problem with the platform; they had developed their own solution to live stream from their website, but it didn’t show the audiovisual content to all their students as it was developed in Flash, and it couldn’t serve  a high number of concurrent users neither. Flumotion technology has reversed the situation, achieving greater engagement with students, as they can now serve the content wherever the students may be. It has also improved the viewing experience with an online streaming of higher quality and it has increased the audiovisual department productivity by managing all the media content on-cloud. The university current  eLearning platform has been enhanced thanks to the integration with the streaming platform. Plus, they get valuable information about the performance of video content and online users.

Marc Collado, Head of Audiovisual at UPF Barcelona School of Management, believes that proximity and personalized attention are the two crucial points to bet on Flumotion’s technology to meet their  online education business needs. He explains that “this platform allows us to manage streaming audiovisual content with simplicity, and it has not been necessary to make any additional investment in IT as it is a SaaS on cloud solution.

About the UPF Barcelona School of Management

The UPF Barcelona School of Management is the business school of the University Pompeu Fabra, one of the best universities worldwide according to main international rankings: 1st Spanish university according to the Times Higher Education Ranking (2013); in the same ranking, located in the top 100 at European level (position 72) and 200 worldwide (position 165); Top 15 of the best European universities, according to the U-Multirank (2014); among the 400 best universities, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2014).