Centra: A Tool for Virtual Communication

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Centra: A Tool for Virtual Communication

  1. 1. Centra: A Tool for Virtual Communication e-Learning Center DAD – KFUPM September 2005
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Features of Centra Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Online Session: Before, During & After </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Question & Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. eLearning Benefits to KFUPM <ul><li>eLearning can enhance the teaching, learning and research at KFUPM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports life long learning for students as well as faculty members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KFUPM short courses can be offered to people from other companies, without leaving their offices thru e-Learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended eLearning can be used for research meetings with researchers in other parts of the world more frequently. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare the University for synchronous communication form of eLearning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to the supplement material available for the students, the recorded live classroom session can also be available. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is Centra? <ul><li>Centra is a tool for virtual communication </li></ul><ul><li>Three main modules of Centra </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symposium (Virtual class) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eMeeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Features of Centra Symposium <ul><li>Structured, Live Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Content Support </li></ul><ul><li>Low-Bandwidth Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Management & Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Integration & Customization </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1 – Structured, Live Interaction <ul><li>Audio conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout rooms and labs </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Full-screen Content viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-Peer Interaction & text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Session Recording and Playback </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2 – Rich Content Support <ul><li>Application sharing with Mark-up </li></ul><ul><li>Web Safari </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint import with Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced knowledge objects in Live events </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia support </li></ul><ul><li>Centra Agenda Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Centra Knowledge Catalog </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3 - Low bandwidth requirements <ul><li>28.8 kbps dialup support </li></ul><ul><li>Thin client web architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Content pre-caching </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite servers </li></ul><ul><li>IP multicast support </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4 – Management & Scalability <ul><li>Advanced user management </li></ul><ul><li>Active directory Integration </li></ul><ul><li>System Capacity Management </li></ul><ul><li>Event Scheduling and Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking and Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Recording Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Server architecture </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5 - Integration & Customization <ul><li>Microsoft Outlook Integration </li></ul><ul><li>API toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle 8 & SQL 7 Database support </li></ul><ul><li>System co-branding and Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Active Directory Integration </li></ul>
  11. 11. Demonstration <ul><li>You may visit the following URL to access the software: </li></ul><ul><li>http://centra.kfupm.edu.sa </li></ul><ul><li>You may visit the following URL to access resources for Centra </li></ul><ul><li>http://dad.kfupm.edu.sa/ws/centra </li></ul>
  12. 12. Typical Online Session <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>During </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
  13. 13. Before the session <ul><li>Agenda builder </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling and enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Calendar Integration </li></ul>
  14. 14. During the session <ul><li>Real-Time Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Multimedia Content </li></ul><ul><li>Application Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Import </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout rooms and labs </li></ul><ul><li>Tests and Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Audio conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Video conferencing </li></ul>
  15. 15. After the session <ul><li>Tracking and Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Recording & Playback </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Content Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Centra Knowledge Center™ </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>CMS & Database Integration </li></ul>
  16. 16. Other Universities Using Centra <ul><li>US Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University </li></ul><ul><li>NY University </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>University of NC, Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech </li></ul><ul><li>International Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi Educational Zone (UAE) </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese University of HK </li></ul><ul><li>Kassel Intl Mgt School (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>London Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education (Egypt) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access College (Australia) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Calgary (Canada) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>To conclude, we would like you try out this tool for virtual communication. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Acknowledgement <ul><li>We would like to acknowledge “Naizak” for providing the trial license for a period of 2 months for KFUPM. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question and Answers <ul><li>Question 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Question 2 </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Contact Details for Technical Support <ul><li>At KFUPM </li></ul><ul><li>Syed Sanaullah </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>KFUPM </li></ul><ul><li>Office: B21 – 727 – 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 1630 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>At Naizak 1 – Ghazi Al-Maimoni Naizak Email: [email_address] 2 – Hatem Nawar Naizak – Centra Email: [email_address]

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