Successes and Stories

As the number one supplier of education, engineering, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, San José State University (SJSU) is an incubator for top tech talent. With the largest graduate student enrollment of any campus in the California State University system, SJSU is consistently ranked highly in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of America’s best colleges.

SJSU strives to enrich the lives of students and transmit knowledge using the latest technology. As such, it was an early adopter of collaboration technologies to add flexibility to education delivery and enable international partnerships. From collaboration-powered virtual lectures to asynchronous learning, SJSU proved the value of collaboration technologies. SJSU launched virtual classes to add flexibility, brought in experts to enrich learning, extended the reach of its genetics program, and helped traveling faculty stay connected. Attendance rose and student academic performance improved in key courses. But these early successes were only the beginning—the university had identified many use cases for digital collaboration, and began to put them into practice.

This article showcases SJSU faculty who adopted collaboration technology solutions to engage students. They shared their stories about how the use of technology has enhanced the student learning experience.

We believe that technology enriches the educational process. It transcends geographical and cultural boundaries to provide greater learning and teamwork experiences. Our goal is to be known as innovation leaders in using technology to enhance learning and the educational process, in support of student success. Unbounded learning is facilitated by highly regarded faculty members actively engaged with students to provide a wide range of access to and delivery of learning content through in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences.  Below are videos of our successes and stories of students, faculty and staff that are using our technology for teaching and learning.


Teaching with Technology at SJSU

Learn how San José State University is utilizing technology by enabling unbounded learning using WebEx, VDI, TelePresence and Lecture Capture in our 21st Century Spaces.

What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

Learn how San José State University students experience the latest in Virtual Desktop technology powering the classroom, campus computer labs and Spartan Athletics.

Teaching with TelePresence

Learn how San José State University professors' are successfully integrating technology in the classroom using TelePresence.

Lecture Capture in Action

Learn how San José State University professors' are using Lecture Capture in the classroom.

Using WebEx in the Classroom

Learn how San José State University professors' are using WebEx in the classroom to enhance the teaching experience.

Using our New Collaboration Technologies [4:56 Min]

Learn how San José State professors' experiences using the latest classroom technologies on campus and the impact they're having on the educational process and their students.

Improving Student Success, From Vision to Reality: the Technical Architectures Designed to Deliver Student Success [3:50 Min]

Learn how San José State is partnering with Cisco to design and deliver the technology architectures needed to become a more agile institution and improve the student learning experience.