I'm looking for some guidance or advice about e-learning business.
I owned some (physical) classrooms and was thinking to partner some education centers, local or foreign ones, in giving e-learning classes to a group of students.
I'm aware about e-learning concepts and services. However, I see that most of them just offer videos or webminars with some email or chat support for questions and answers. I don't see that those services allow for interacting students and trainners in real time and like a classroom group.
What I'm thinking is to offer an e-learning service in a physical classroom, where students will be physical together in classroom and the trainner or teacher will be virtually present through Internet connections. I haven't found yet e-learning services like this. If you know some similar services, please tell me.
I think that being in a classroom physically together is and advantage for students. They can discuss, share ideas and compete faster than doing the same through Skype from their own home. Internet connection in classroom would be mainly used for listening and watching the trainner and his exposure in real time.
I don't know if there are similar services like this out there in the market. And I don't know how practical could it be. Maybe installing and maintaining network devices, routers and Internet connections in a classroom for that kind of services could cost a small fortune.
What do you think?