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Shi, S. & B. Morrow. (2006). E-Conferencing for Instruction: What Works? Educause Quarterly , 29 (4), p. 42-49. http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm0646.pdf Tool-specific Use of application sharing Tool-specific Use of voice, text, and chat tools Accommodate diverse learning styles Pedagogical Encourage student participation Communicate high expectations Pedagogical Time all lectures/events Pedagogical Stick to prepared schedule Time on task Tool-specific Use of polling tools Tool-specific Text chat Prompt feedback Tool-specific Use of polling tools Tool-specific Application sharing Pedagogical Asking questions Active learning Tool-specific Text chat Pedagogical Group work Student-student cooperation Pedagogical Requiring student participation Tool-specific Use of polling tools Student-faculty Contact Type of Practice Teaching Practices Chickering & Gamson Principle
Web Conferencing in Higher Education
45% of colleges have either video or web conferencing
30% of those allow access on and off campus
University Business , April 2006
Pros & Cons of Web Conferencing
Access to remote individuals
Uses relatively simple and common technology
Bandwidth & compatibility
Time zone differences
Attendee set-up can be cumbersome
Lack of higher ed case studies
Questions to Ask Internally
What needs to be accomplished with the tool?
How many people will be connecting at one time?
What types of computers, operating systems, browsers, and Internet connections do your end users have?
Do you want to install on your own server or have the vendor host it for you?
How will it be administered?
What kind of support will you need? Are you prepared to provide it or can the vendor provide it?
Looking at Vendors
Request a real-time demonstration
Request a temporary account
Does the vendor listen to your needs and take action to address them?
Is the vendor knowledgeable about the higher education market and other vendors in the market?
What support is available and what is the response time?