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Video conferencing report

  1. 1. Sultan Qaaboos UniversityCollege Of EducationReport About:Done By: Said Al-Bloushi83915 -
  2. 2. Definition of Video Conferencing: Conducting a conferencebetween two or more participants atdifferent sites by using computernetworks to transmit audio and videodata.Objectives of using videoconferencing in DE:  Distance Learning Videoconferencing increases efficiency by: 1. Saving travel time and expenses. 2. Increasing an instructors audience. 3. Maintaining the ability for interaction between teachers and students.  Many schools are currently using videoconferencing systems for a variety of purposes, including: 1. Traditional courses. 2. Connecting with guest speakers and experts. 3. Multi-school project collaboration. 4. Enabling teachers to share information and team-up with teachers in remote sites. 5. Virtual field trips to museums, zoos, aquariums, institutions and other interesting locations that is geographically distant from the school.Features of Video Conferencing: 1. Interactive 2. Lock Function 3. Save Function 4. Multiple Pages 5. Application Sharing
  3. 3. 6. Chat FeatureAdvantages of Video Conferencing 1. Reduces Travel Expenses 2. Saves Time 3. Increases Productivity 4. Increases Collaboration 5. Improves Communication 6. Allows Multi-point Meetings Across Time Zones & International Boundaries.Limitations of Video Conferencing: 1. Personal Aspect. 2. Time Zone. 3. Extra Training. 4. Free Systems. 5. High Price. 6. Stability of your connections. 7. Limited to a certain number of users at the same time. 8. Audio quality with large groups.How Video Conferencing Used To Deliver And SupportLearning; 1. A document camera for displaying overhead-type graphics, information from books, photographs and small objects. 2. A slide projector. 3. A PC link for displaying presentation packages, spreadsheets and databases 4. A video recorder. 5. A whiteboard for spontaneous writing and drawing.Concerns Raised By Researchers and DistanceStudents/Tutors about Video Conferencing:
  4. 4. Early evidence did point to videoconferencing being dominated bythe lecture format (Dallat, Frazer, Livingston, & Robinson, 1992;Freeman, 1998; Mason, 1998; Oliver & Reeves, 1996).Case Studies/Examples.:Using Interactive Video Conferencing for Teaching a DoctoralProgramme at Open University Malaysia.. Video conferencing has endless possibilities. What was once perceivedas a complex and complicated technology has become extremely userfriendly.http://www.google.ae/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=open+university+and+video+conferencing&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CFAQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeoplelearn.homestead.com%2FVideoConf.AAOU2.doc&ei=2-zQUObOFsjlrAfOrYHICg&usg=AFQjCNEWSRi1Zx8VRfUcSN4fWc3vgXqudA

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