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Presentation at Sloan-C 2009 online learning conference. Reviews uses, benefits, selection criteria, etc. concerning desktop Web/video conferencing.

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    • Desktop Web Conferencing: Participate in Meetings and Teach Courses from Anywhere in the World
      John Thompson, PhD
      Buffalo State College
    • Contents
      Uses
      Benefits
      Suggested selection criteria
      Desktop Web conferencing applications
      Research results
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    • Desktop Web/Video Conferencing
      Internet-based technology where you are at your own computer & are connected in real-time to other participants via the Internet
      Typical Web conference has presenter(s) and remote participant(s) who can talk with & see each another, share documents & otherwise communicate & collaborate
      Common component of a Web conference is “screen sharing,” with participants seeing whatever is on the presenter's screen. Usually this is accompanied by voice & video communication
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    • Desktop Web Conferencing - Benefits
      Reduces travel costs & time
      Increases productivity by decreasing travel
      Minimizes carbon footprint (i.e., green)
      Diminishes health & safety risks
      Reduces physical space related needs & cost
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      http://www.freshvoice.net/eng/products.html
    • Desktop Web Conferencing - Benefits
      Expands learning – reach wider audience
      Provides cost-effective means of reaching attendees or students who are absent
      Increases flexibility & decreases response time
      Boosts satisfaction
      Enhances collaboration
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      http://www.webtrain.com/meeting-screenshots.asp?sc=1
    • Possible Uses
      Teach synchronous classes – w/ audio & video – to/from anywhere
      Teach F2F & online (real-time) simultaneously
      Conduct live face-to-face meetings to/from on/off-campus locations
      Supplement or replace course management system (e.g., Blackboard)
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      http://www.zoho.com/meeting/images/meeting-home-b.gif
    • Possible Uses
      Close boundaries (Digital Divide) based on location
      Provide live interaction w/ experts
      Share information in a secure environment
      Record presentation & upload it for online access
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    • Selection Criteria
      Free or inexpensive or free trial
      Live audio, video & texting
      Vendor reputation
      Vendor provided support
      Quality of online documentation, including tutorials
      Easy to set up
      Degree of simplicity & ease of use
      Download and/or plugins required (host and/or attendees)
      Reliability
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    • Selection Criteria (Con’t)
      Collaboration tools (both sides)
      Whiteboard w/ mouse pointer & drawing tools
      Transfer presentation control to participants
      Upload/receive documents (presenter & participants) during session
      Hand raising, etc. emoticons
      Group and private-chat
      Polling & testing
      Group meeting rooms for participants
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    • Selection Criteria (Con’t)
      Number of remote sites that can be connected at one time (multi-point connections)
      Upload documents before session
      Animations & builds in PowerPoint
      Chat can be disabled for participants (e.g., if it’s distracting). Individual attendee can be blocked
      Conference system can be closed (i.e., invitation only)
      Meeting time limit
      Cross-platform functionality
      Mobile device support
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    • Selection Criteria (Con’t)
      Number of video images at a time
      VOIP (Voice Over IP) &/or telephone choice
      Full/half duplex
      Mute audio
      Enlarge screen to size of application window
      Interface panels can be moved & resized
      Integrate w/ LMS
      Provide reports on session participation
      Archival capability (Can sessions be recorded?)
      Archive continuous or “chunked”
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    • Cost/Pricing Options
      FREE
      Per participant per minute
      Monthly
      Yearly
      Free vs. paid versions (& different functionality levels)
      How many seats per license
      Extras (e.g., private branding)
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      http://elluminate.com/index.jsp
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      http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/
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      http://www.webex.com/
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      http://www.skype.com/
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      http://www.wiziq.com/
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      http://www.wiziq.com/
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      http://www.dimdim.com/
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      https://www1.gotomeeting.com/?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com
    • Research Results
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    • Research Results
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    • Research Results
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    • Summary
      Uses
      Benefits
      Selection criteria
      Selected DWC applications
      Research results
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    • Presenter
      John Thompson, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor
      Educational Technology Program
      Computer Information Systems Department
      Chase 208
      Buffalo State College
      1300 Elmwood Avenue
      Buffalo, NY 14222
      716.878.3531
      thompsjt@buffalostate.edu
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