Zoom Us in Distance Education
In this paper, Zoom.us, an educational technology application will be described for its use in distance education environment and in particular in the distance education environment of Michigan State University (MSU). Features of the technology that makes it well or poorly suited to distance education will be described. Distance education technology can improve the access to ongoing learning. This paper uses ACTIONS model to describe the selection and use of Zoom.us as an educational technology application in distance education. Zoom.us unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one platform. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders who believe and relay on collaboration. Breaking down barriers that do not allow scientists, communities and scholars to work together is very important. Zoom.us is an innovative educational technology solution for any institution wishing to solve pressing problems occurring, among others, from distance and time.