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Video Conferencing and Streaming for Distance Learning


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Video Conferencing and Streaming for Distance Learning

  1. 1. Video Conferencing and Streaming for Distance Learning
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing and Video Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>What are the applications? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the benefits, impact on learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What equipment will I typically need? </li></ul><ul><li>What will it cost me? </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: other considerations… </li></ul>Presentation Background
  3. 3. <ul><li>Applications deployed by schools around the US </li></ul><ul><li>All focused on use of video in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing and streaming </li></ul><ul><li>K-8, HS, Higher Education examples </li></ul><ul><li>This is a “best practices” presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions are eligible for federal funding (E-Rate) </li></ul>Presentation Background
  4. 4. Video Conferencing <ul><li>What is Video Conferencing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-way video communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to bridge distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to be in multiple places at once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to bring students to new adventures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to interact with your students and peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to reduce travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to promote going green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to reduce costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s look at some applications….. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional Teaching
  6. 6. Traditional Teaching <ul><li>Teacher for each physical location </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers teach same students each day </li></ul><ul><li>Students interact with same classmates each day </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers must physically travel to location </li></ul><ul><li>Class creativity limited to in-house supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher expertise limited to a single location </li></ul>
  7. 7. Remote Teaching with Video Conferencing
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increases reach of expert teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Connects geographically distant classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces or eliminates unnecessary travel </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers from anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Change in routine – variety! </li></ul><ul><li>Saves $$ </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Arkansas DOE, Mike Lar </li></ul>Benefits
  9. 9. Field Trips
  10. 10. Traditional Field Trips <ul><li>Schools rely on physical transportation to move students to areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>A great deal of advance planning is required; chaperones, permission slips, liability insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Costs are expensive for transportation thus limiting location choices </li></ul><ul><li>Not very “Go Green” friendly </li></ul>
  11. 11. Virtual Field Trips
  12. 12. Benefits <ul><li>Distance is no longer a factor </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden cultural exposure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit new places of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Museums, parks, theaters, aquariums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduction in travel costs </li></ul><ul><li>A greater number of events can be planned </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in liability </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Becky Brownfield and IDSolutions </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Codec </li></ul><ul><li>IR Remote, control </li></ul><ul><li>MCU, Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>High Definition system? You bet! </li></ul>Equipment
  14. 14. <ul><li>Entry level - $7,500 to $10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Mid level - $10,000 to $25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>High level - $25,000 to $50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Custom - $50,000 to ???? </li></ul>Costs
  15. 15. <ul><li>Data sharing (ie: your laptop or PC) </li></ul><ul><li>Multipoint conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Camera – tracking, single or dual system </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless or fixed microphone(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Projector or monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed or portable (cart) system </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling or monitor based speakers </li></ul>Other Considerations?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Cisco/Tandberg </li></ul><ul><li>Logitech/Lifesize </li></ul><ul><li>Polycom </li></ul><ul><li>Radvision </li></ul><ul><li>Vidyo </li></ul>Manufacturers
  17. 17. Video Streaming <ul><li>What is Video Streaming? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-way video communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to bridge distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to be in multiple places at once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to bring students to new adventures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to broadcast messages to your students and peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to reduce travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to promote going green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to reduce costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s look at some applications….. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Morning News and Current Events
  19. 19. Today’s News and Current Events <ul><li>Teachers discuss current news events </li></ul><ul><li>News based on network TV or Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Some use TVs in the classroom for live events </li></ul><ul><li>Students engagement …questionable </li></ul>
  20. 20. Student Newscasts (Webcasts) <ul><li>Students take turns delivering the news to their fellow students via a webcast </li></ul><ul><li>Better engagement through participation </li></ul><ul><li>Newscast delivered throughout school to classrooms and other schools </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can expand on certain news topics and students are more likely to engage in conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Ridgefield Schools, Josh Smith </li></ul>
  21. 21. School Announcements
  22. 22. Traditional School Announcements <ul><li>Teachers waste time rounding up all the students </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone waits in auditorium for announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Principal delivers announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Time wasted getting everyone back to classroom </li></ul>
  23. 23. School Announcements (Webcasts) <ul><li>Principal can deliver the announcement from their office through live webcast </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers watch the announcement from the classroom using a PC and projector </li></ul><ul><li>No time wasted on moving students around </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of announcements increase </li></ul><ul><li>Communication accuracy improves </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Glastonbury Schools, Bryan Czapla </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cable TV Distribution
  25. 25. Traditional TV in the Classroom <ul><li>TV in the classroom connected to a separate coax network </li></ul><ul><li>Separate coax infrastructure to purchase and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Recording required a VCR (and usually help) </li></ul><ul><li>Web access, PC applications and TV access over separate networks </li></ul>
  26. 26. TV over IP in the Classroom <ul><li>A PC connected to a projector provides the TV </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use computer to seamlessly integrate live cable TV events into their classroom curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>TV channels can be recorded with a single mouse click (ie: Tivo) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can re-use recorded segments of the TV programs at a later time on-demand to help develop their own custom curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Ridgefield Schools, Josh Smith </li></ul>
  27. 27. Classroom Capture, Delivery Playback
  28. 28. Classroom Capture, Delivery Playback <ul><li>Audio, Video and Media can be captured </li></ul><ul><li>The captured material can be posted to an on-demand server for future playback </li></ul><ul><li>Students can view the material on-demand </li></ul><ul><li>Great for repetition and retention </li></ul><ul><li>Study tool before a test </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for students who do not like to raise their hands in class or need additional review time </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Arkansas DOE, Mike Lar </li></ul>
  29. 29. VCR Tapes, Video On Demand
  30. 30. VCR Tape Service  Video On Demand <ul><li>Teachers can access assets directly from PC </li></ul><ul><li>Assets can be previously created or purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Access from the video-on-demand server </li></ul><ul><li>Assets shown on classroom TV or digital projector </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Glendale Community College, Scott Kozakiewicz </li></ul>
  31. 31. Streaming – Webcasting
  32. 32. <ul><li>Logistics lead to restrictions on who can attend special events (graduations, sports, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Weather can impact outdoor events </li></ul><ul><li>Events can be webcast live to overflow rooms and via Internet to those who could not attend </li></ul><ul><li>Events can also be recorded and stored </li></ul><ul><li>Events can be turned into DVDs for parents or past alumni for use in fund raising efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Ridgefield Schools, Josh Smith and Meade County Schools, Jerry Pile </li></ul>Streaming – Webcasting
  33. 33. <ul><li>Encoder </li></ul><ul><li>Camera/Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Decoders/Set-top Boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Video-On-Demand Server </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Control Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom PC’s and Projector </li></ul>Equipment?
  34. 34. <ul><li>Entry level - $5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Mid level - $10,000 to $25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>High level - $25,000 to $50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Custom - $50,000 and up </li></ul>Costs?
  35. 35. <ul><li>Platform – MAC or PC </li></ul><ul><li>Media Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Playback (video on demand) </li></ul><ul><li>User Access (Permissions) </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata Assignment </li></ul>Other Considerations?
  36. 36. <ul><li>VBrick </li></ul><ul><li>Accordent </li></ul><ul><li>Video Furnace/Haivision </li></ul><ul><li>VSI/Infovalue </li></ul><ul><li>Viewcast </li></ul>Manufacturers?
  37. 37. <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record classroom sessions for absent/remote students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the accuracy of communication; repetition and retention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access on-demand content anytime from your PC to a projector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a virtual field trip to museums, parks, remote locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase reach by live streaming to other schools, classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop assignments that connect to video assets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert assets to digital format and deliver on-demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce administration for VCR tape checkout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve response times for asset availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure compliance with Teach and Copyright Acts </li></ul></ul>Streaming Video: Helping Faculty
  38. 38. <ul><li>Pat Cassella </li></ul><ul><li>VP of Marketing and East Coast Sales </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>203-479-3506 Office </li></ul><ul><li>203-980-6928 Cell </li></ul>ID Solutions + Contact Information <ul><li>National Video Solution Integrator </li></ul><ul><li>We integrate video solutions for Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Video Conferencing and Streaming Partners </li></ul>