Web conferencingDone by:Ali Omar Al-Manhali (90883)Abdullah Alhatmi (86497)Mohamed AlDarai(85773)
Outline• Definition.• Objectives.• Features.• Advantages.• limitations.• Web conferencing uses.• Example (Webex).• Feature Analysis of Webex.
DefinitionWeb conferencingIt is a device that used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet
objectives1. Finding a common time for “class discussions”, particularly if students are spread over multiple time zones2. Ensuring the availability of faculty and student hardware requirements, including video cams and headsets.3. Coordination as the number of participants rise. Conferencing with 15 is a different experience to conferencing with 150
Features1. Engage in two-way audio (students can use a headset (recommended) or a phone)2. Deliver presentation in PowerPoint and a range of other graphic formats .3. Engage in public / private text chat.4. Share desktop applications for demonstration and instructional purposes .
Features Cont.5. Push web pages to participants.6. Use a live whiteboard for drawing and annotation.7. Conduct real time polls and surveys .8. Build lessons to be accessed and delivered directly from Blackboard.9. Archive sessions for later review by both those who were present and those absent .
Advantages1. Eliminate the hassle and cost of travelling to face- to-face meetings.2. Create your own virtual meeting room .3. Polling facilities, instant chat and option for multiple presenters.4. Save your time.
Advantages Cont.5. adding the richness of vocal inflections and even body language to the discussion.6. It is an excellent way to brainstorm or hold group activities .7. Allows learners to share slides and other electronic data.
Limitations1. Bandwidth and appropriate content2. Highly technical content is more difficult to present during Web conferencing sessions.3. users download and install Web conferencing software on their computers. This can be time consuming and also requires that users track and eventually remove the programs once a session is through.
Web Conferencing Uses1. Web conferencing is now a critical tool for online distance learning classes--both through real-time meetings and recorded sessions for students unable to attend regularly scheduled hours.2. During real-time meetings, students can interact directly with faculty by voice or text online, asking questions and sharing their computer screens with professors to go over specific problems.
Example (Webex)1. Webex is a Web-based Web conferencing service. It combines real-time desktop sharing with phone conferencing. It has comparable features to NetMeeting but is an externally managed service. It works for individual or small-scale implementations, as well as large corporate implementations.2. Webex can be used on multiple platforms (e.g., Windows, Macintosh) as long as users have an appropriate Web browser, such as Navigator or Internet Explorer.
Feature Analysis of Webex1. Time of interaction:• Synchronous .2. Type of interaction:• Student-Student.• Student-Teacher.• Student-Content.3. Learning style:• Group-based.4. Flexibility:• Any place.
Feature Analysis of Webex Cont.5. Speed:• Development.• Delivery.• Feedback.6. Instruction:• Multimedia support.7. Cost:• High cost.