Since the introduction of pilot ISDN videoconferencing services December last year, ITSC has implemented videoconferencing sessions for our academic departments:-
remote viva exam - the examiner attended a PhD thesis presentation held in Boston, joined the discussion, asked questions and gave comments, all in real time but without leaving UST. The technology helps to save cost and precious time in travelling. remote job interview - the interviewer board met the candidate and gave assessment on a sample lecture delivered, all carried out via videoconferencing, saving the trouble of flying the candidate from the US.
Videoconferencing can also be used in situation like giving remote lectures, administrative meetings, project review, research collaboration and many others.
As official reenactors of the national 2003-2006 Lewis & Clark bicentennial commemoration, the Discovery Expedition will retrace the entire waterway portion of the original 1803-1806 expedition east of the Rockies. In addition, expedition members, in cooperation with other reenactment groups and Native Americans, will reenact portions of the journey across the Rockies and down the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers to the Pacific Ocean.
Every Thursday there are two broadcasts. The first is a pure streaming broadcast, which consists of interviews and historical material. The second is an H.323 videoconference involving the re-enactors and several volunteer K-12 school classes selected each time from across the country. The students talk to the re-enactors, asking questions as they wish. The re-enactors (such as Lewis, Clark or Sacagawea) have discussions with the students. These discussions are also streamed out. See http://www.lewisandclark.net for more details.