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  • Bader ALWardi68709
  • Abdullah ALKaabi68713


  • At the end of this class, you will be able to:
  • Define video conferencing.
  • Identify the objectives of using video conferencing.
  • Identify benefits and limitations of video conferencing.
  • Recognize how video conferencing facilitate learning.
  • Identify concerns about video conferencing.
  • Recognize some examples of video conferencing.

3. Definition of VC:

  • There are many definitions for Video Conferencing:
  • a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously.

4. Definition of VC:

  • Video Conferencing is using a computer, video camera, and network such as the Internet, to conduct a live conference between two or more people.
  • Video conferencingin its most basic form is the transmission of image (video) and speech (audio) back and forth between two or more physically separate locations.

5. Objectives of VC:

  • Using Video Conferencing in DE can:
  • assist teacher to deliver high quality of teaching and learning.
  • opens up possibilities for collaborative teaching and learning to make best use of resources.
  • provide live support for students at remote sites.
  • give access to expertise not available within the institution.

6. Benefits of VC:

  • Collaboration with schools where the pupils come from different cultures leads to the development of multicultural relationships and understanding.
  • Can provide access to at-risk or special needs students.
  • Provides additional access to students at remote sites.

7. Benefits of VC:

  • Faculty and staff needs can be met more quickly through just-in-time training.
  • provide students with opportunities to work with their peers from other institutions and countries.

8. Limitations of VC:

  • Technical difficulties associated with smooth transmissions that could result from software, hardware or network failure.
  • Absence of technical support personnel for participants who are unfamiliar with videoconferencing.
  • Lack of personal interaction.
  • High costs for videoconferencing and broadcastingvideo.
  • Security issues.

9. VC support Learning:

  • Enhanced motivation
  • Improved communication and presentationskills
  • Increased connection with outside resources
  • Effective learning environments
  • Expanded teaching capabilities
  • Links to people from different social, cultural, and economic backgrounds

10. Types & Examples of VC:

  • There are three main types of videoconference:
  • Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network.
  • ISDN conferencing using special digital telephone lines.
  • ATM conferencing as in the Scottish MAN
  • (Metropolitan Area Networks).

11. Types & Examples of VC

  • 1-Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network :
  • This system uses the Internet to link desktop computers running videoconferencing programms.
  • Advantages:
  • -It is cheap: You need any PC, an Internet link, cheap video camera and microphone.
  • -It is accessible: you can videoconference from your own desk at any time.

12. Types & Examples of VC

  • 1-Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network:
  • Disadvantages :
  • Sound and picture are very poor quality.
  • - You are dependent on an Internet connection which can be very slow.
  • - It is not suitable for medium or large groups of people to use gathered round a PC.

13. Concerns of Video Conferening

  • Titles:Video Conferencing in the Field: A Heuristic Processing Model
  • Authors:Carlos Ferran & Stephanie Watts
  • Publisher: Management Science , vol. 54, no. 9
  • This research uses dual-process cognitive theory to describe how people process information differently when it is delivered via videoconference rather than when it is delivered face-to-face.

14. Features of VC:Time of interaction Synchronous Asynchronous Type of interaction Student-student Student-teacher Student-content Student-machine Learning style Group-based Self-based learning Flexibility Anytime Anyplace Ease of access/use Speed Development Feedback Delivery Instruction Stand-alone medium Multimedia support Cost 15. Resources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videoconferencing
  • http://uidaho.edu/eo/dist10.html
  • http://www.d261.k12.id.us/VCing/intro.htm
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