SAP is combining the best of classroom training and online learning with the introduction of SAP Live Class, a portfolio of interactive virtual training courses that allows learners to join classes remotely in real time for improved training outcomes while contributing to SAP’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.
To create this easy-to-use, interactive learning environment, SAP is using meeting solution software from Zoom Video Communications Inc., providing a robust, best-in-class virtual learning experience.
With SAP Live Class, students can see, hear and talk with instructors and each other, enabling a more participatory, engaged learning experience, proven to improve both attention spans and the retention of knowledge.
“We are always seeking out ways to make it easier to learn and stay current on the latest SAP innovations,” said Bernd Welz, executive vice president and chief knowledge officer, SAP. “By offering virtual classrooms, we provide one more option to acquire the critical skills for a successful digital transformation.”
SAP Live Class enables students to participate in virtual classrooms on any Internet-enabled device. The instructor-guided learning provides real-time expert feedback, individual learning support, and interactive exchanges. Students can ask questions and request assistance from the instructor at any time, while instructors can also connect to the students’ computers to provide them with hands-on support as needed.
SAP Live Class is part of SAP’s commitment to reducing its carbon emissions to the levels of 2000 by 2020, in this case, by reducing corporate travel. For every day a student participates in training provided through SAP Live Class, SAP will also donate one tree through the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation.
“We are well on track to achieve our current carbon target,” said Daniel Schmid, chief sustainability officer, SAP.
“But we have the ambition to remain a frontrunner and look beyond 2020. By 2025, we will become carbon neutral in SAP’s operations. This is the logical next step in SAP’s long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) avoidance strategy,” said Schmid.