- 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.
9. VC support Learning:
- 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.
- -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:
- 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: