Classes in HDTV in Brazil
Three of the most renowned universities in São Paulo have signed a partnership with a television network to create a system of long-distance teaching using HDTV. This partnership will result in a TV channel called Univesp (Virtual University of the State of São Paulo) that will offer courses for over 6600 students. The main focus will be on qualification courses for high school teachers. Univesp will also offer undergraduate courses in Education and Biology, among others.
The content will all be available through HDTV technology, allowing for different types of interaction between students and teachers, such as attendance control and exam administration. Since Univesp will be an open channel, anybody with a television (an overwhelming percentage of Brazilians, rich and poor) will have access to the content, which will also be available online.