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Brief overview of video conferencing tools we are comparing.

Brief overview of video conferencing tools we are comparing.

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  • 1. Video Conferencing
    Online Meetings
    Student learning
    Staff development
  • 2. Why look to technology?
    Budget reduction
    Reduce cost of moving students from one school to another for one class
    Reduce reimbursable mileage through online meetings
    Time savings
    Administrators can spend more time on site
    Teachers can begin staff development classes early and without traveling to a common site
  • 3. Our guidelines
    Product must
    Be free or low cost
    Support video/audio – multiple video streams preferred
    Allow sharing of documents from presenter to audience
    Web-based, supporting multiple platforms
    Does not require installation from participants (java or flash client is OK)
  • 4. Like to haves
    Polling tool
    Text chat or question queue
    Ability to record and post for playback
    Audio options- VoIP, free dial-in conferencing
    Allow participant to take over as presenter
    Allow participants to share their screens
  • 5. Web-based options
    Microsoft Live Online Meeting
    Mikogo
    Slideshare with Zipcast
    Skype Professional with multicast
    Wimba Classroom
  • 6. Microsoft Live Online Meeting
    Licensing is included in our new Microsoft contract
    We would need to set up our servers to run this. That is a project that can be scheduled for this summer
    Includes all the tools we need and would like
    Video stream is one way, presenter controls who is see by everyone else
  • 7. Mikogo
    Freeware, web-based
    No video however video can be used by using the webcam software
    Very easy to use – basically it allows participants to view the presenter’s screen
    No VoIP but free dial-in conferencing
  • 8. Slideshow with Zipcast
    Slide show is a free web-based program that allows the user to upload documents and presentations
    It recently added Zipcast, a streaming video and audio tool for the presenter to use
    Participants use built-in IM to communicate with the presenter
  • 9. Skype Professional
    Low cost –
    Skype Manager allows scheduling of video call and allocation of funding (prepaid).
    Supports up to 10 video streams
    Instant messaging, VoIP, file sharing
    No presentation software
  • 10. Wimba Classroom
    Part of Blackboard
    Dial-in audio, VoIP options that can be used together
    No video
    Has many presentation tools including polling
    No recording
    Has a history of occasionally freezing

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