Case Study: Ministry of Education Uses RumbleTalk Chat to Build an Online Academy

The Israeli Ministry of Education is responsible for the curriculum and upkeep of public education across the country of Israel in both Arabic and Hebrew. It serves approximately 1.4 million students per year with a budget allocation of approximately 11.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Recently, it launched a revolutionary new program called the “Online Academy.” RumbleTalk is proud that its chat rooms service now powers it.

Online Academy Remote Learning

With RumbleTalk chat rooms, teachers can now hold classes for students remotely. There have been talks on extra-curricular topics and activities such as music and clean energy, and events surrounding public holidays. All-in-all, it means students can tune in from home to brush up on their knowledge and skills in so many unique new areas.

In the past field trips were restricted by budget. Now, students have many more opportunities to see and explore things from a distance too. And of course, many fun and entertaining events are also offered for children nationwide.

Best of all, the rooms are completely interactive. Students can ask a question at any time. The moderator or lecturer will see this and can choose whether or not to respond in real-time. Or if they prefer, they can wait for the right moment.

Online Academy in IL Education Ministry

For Teachers

Beyond the myriad of benefits for students, the Online Academy also serves to help teachers further their own skills. For example, we’ve seen talks on important subjects such as how to use new technologies and innovations in the classroom.

In the past, teachers would gather outside school hours to attend such events at a physical location. Now they can do so right from the comfort of their own homes! This means that the Ministry offers more training sessions given by highly-respected educators and luminaries than ever before.

Strong “Spam”/Intruder/Trolling Filter

Finally, another important safety feature to mention is the spam filter. Being that these chat rooms are for students and teachers, it’s very important that only those who should be there, are there. As such, we have set them up with the very best spam filters, ensuring that trolls cannot get in. Moreover, in the event someone misbehaves, they can be ejected and blocked from returning simply with the click of a button.

Educating for the Future

We have been amazed by the Online Academy’s successful implementation of RumbleTalk chat rooms in this most important cause so far. We love the way they use the Rumbletalk API and CSS design option. We look forward to seeing many more great events and programs unveiled by the Ministry in the future!

Veeam Case Study: Live Event with 4500 chatters in one Chat Room

RumbleTalk is proud to have been a part of a great live online event hosted by Veeam®. Veeam embedded RumbleTalk’s group chat room alongside a live broadcast to engage 4,500 unique, concurrent viewers in real time as they launched a new product.

RumbleTalk chat platform withstood the workload because of a server dedicated to the event. Veeam also acknowledged that RumbleTalk provided great post-event service when various statistics on viewers/chatters were requested.

live event group chat

More About Veeam

Veeam recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™ a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of < 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility.

Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more click here.

Fun fact: The name “Veeam” comes from the phonetic pronunciation of the letters of the acronym for virtual machine, “VM.”

Do you need a live chat room solution?

RumbleTalk is a highly customizable HTML5 group chat service that is able to handle audiences of all sizes.

Contact us  to begin planning your next online live event.

Video Killed the Radio Star but the Internet Saved Him

It’s hard to write about radio without feeling nostalgic: as if radio were a thing of the past that met its unfortunate doom, the ominous Internet.

Of course, this is ludicrous because radio is alive and thriving today more than ever.

And RumbleTalk was there to help.

Radio adapted to the Internet

In 1979 the Buggles were singing about the tragedy “Video killed the radio star” but more than three decades later we still listen to radio.

This premonition was as accurate as the “futuristic” glitter hair worn in their video. Thank goodness that didn’t become a thing.

Also, the irony can’t be missed that radio was probably a better marketer of their song than that video, even as humorous as it is to watch.

The song could be rewritten today to say “Internet helped the radio star”, “Internet saved the radio star”, or even “Internet advanced the radio star.”

Today, you don’t even need an AM/FM channel to host a radio show. With the right software, the Internet is a full-fledged broadcasting platform.

That’s where RumbleTalk comes in.

Internet radio shows are now using group chat to engage with listeners in ways not possible prior to the wide use of the Internet.

I remember the days of calling in to comment on the topic of the hour, hoping to be the 10th caller to win tickets to the next concert, or simply calling to request a song.

Now these interactions can all be done with RumbleTalk group chat, and further, radio listeners can chat among each other. The conversation is open and accessible, no longer delayed by the speed of the call screener.

Just look at RadioNOPE to see how group chat works for their online radio show

RadioNOPE is an Internet rock ‘n roll radio station that has been a long time RumbleTalk customer.

Their group chat is embedded throughout their website to engage listeners on their homepage or while they are visiting the page of a specific show. Listeners can talk about the songs playing or interact directly with show hosts such as with Live from the Barrage, a favorite talk show hailing from Queens.

radio group chat
But don’t take my word for it…

Here’s what Conan, founder and self described “benevolent dictator” of RadioNOPE, had to say about RumbleTalk’s influence on the Internet radio station.

RumbleTalk is an integral part of the RadioNOPE experience. As a 24/7/365 streaming radio station that is heavily curated, the dialogue between station and listener is vital. Whether it is as simple as a listener asking information about the song that is playing, or just the shared experience of listening to things together, the chat takes RadioNOPE a cut above algorithm driven experiences like Pandora and its ilk, and the interaction has an extra level of engagement and surprise behind throwing on a Spotify playlist or putting a library on “shuffle”. This is true of the music shows, as well as the talk shows on the station, none more so than with the station’s flagship show “Live from the Barrage”, where listeners react with the hosts, guests, and each other with a special lexicon of in-jokes and phrases derived from the show itself.
RumbleTalk is how we elevate a simple website into one of the most carefully curated and awesome listening experiences on the Internet.

RumbleTalk for radio

The advantages of using RumbleTalk for radio are many.

Group chat is a necessary tool for a radio show to optimize listener engagement. With RumbleTalk, radio stations have a flexible platform that is easy to use for both you and your listeners.

You can have separate group chats for each show or one seamless experience throughout, use group chat for instantaneous dialog between show hosts and listeners as well as listener-listener.

Using group chat also captures just how many active listeners the show is reaching as opposed to just passive listeners. These numbers have many useful applications and can be helpful for higher advertising revenue.

And there’s one more thing, RumbleTalk loves radio. This means that as we continue to develop our product we’ll have you in mind and create features tailored especially for radio. That’s a service that just can’t be beat.

Visit our homepage or contact for more information on how RumbleTalk can improve your listener engagement.