Centra Software, Inc., a provider of application software and services for real-time enterprise collaboration (RTEC), has announced that Virginia Tech is using Centra to power its Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning (IDDL) with real-time, interactive online courses. With 24 different masters degrees and certificates offered at a distance, Virginia Tech is using Centra to connect faculty and students from around the world to deliver education programs online, such as its Master of Information Technology, and new offerings, such as its Master of Science in Ocean Engineering. The university's faculty is also using Centra to collaborate online with colleagues worldwide for grant and research activities. Many courses delivered through IDDL offer a blended program of asynchronous and Centra-powered real-time online learning. Centra is designed to integrate with existing infrastructure to help organizations align enterprise IT strategies with business processes to enhance productivity, lower costs, and drive revenue. Centra's solutions are available in 13 language editions and in 29 countries worldwide.
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