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Video Conferencing


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Video Conferencing

  1. 1. <ul><li>Done by: </li></ul><ul><li>Bader ALWardi 68709 </li></ul><ul><li>Abdullah ALKaabi 68713 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>At the end of this class, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Define video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the objectives of using video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify benefits and limitations of video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize how video conferencing facilitate learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify concerns about video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize some examples of video conferencing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definition of VC: <ul><li>There are many definitions for Video Conferencing: </li></ul><ul><li>a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition of VC: <ul><li>Video Conferencing is using a computer, video camera, and network such as the Internet, to conduct a live conference between two or more people. </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing in its most basic form is the transmission of image (video) and speech (audio) back and forth between two or more physically separate locations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectives of VC: <ul><li>Using Video Conferencing in DE can: </li></ul><ul><li>assist teacher to deliver high quality of teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>opens up possibilities for collaborative teaching and learning to make best use of resources. </li></ul><ul><li>provide “live” support for students at remote sites. </li></ul><ul><li>give access to expertise not available within the institution. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits of VC: <ul><li>Collaboration with schools where the pupils come from different cultures leads to the development of multicultural relationships and understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Can provide access to at-risk or special needs students. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides additional access to students at remote sites. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of VC: <ul><li>Faculty and staff needs can be met more quickly through just-in-time training. </li></ul><ul><li>provide students with opportunities to work with their peers from other institutions and countries. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Limitations of VC: <ul><li>Technical difficulties associated with smooth transmissions that could result from software, hardware or network failure. </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of technical support personnel for participants who are unfamiliar with videoconferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of personal interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>High costs for videoconferencing and broadcasting video. </li></ul><ul><li>Security issues. </li></ul>
  9. 9. VC support Learning: <ul><li>Enhanced motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communication and presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increased connection with outside resources </li></ul><ul><li>Effective learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded teaching capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Links to people from different social, cultural, and economic backgrounds  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Types & Examples of VC: <ul><li>There are three main types of videoconference: </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network. </li></ul><ul><li>ISDN conferencing using special digital telephone lines. </li></ul><ul><li>ATM conferencing as in the Scottish MAN </li></ul><ul><li>(Metropolitan Area Networks). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Types & Examples of VC <ul><li>1- Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network : </li></ul><ul><li>This system uses the Internet to link desktop computers running videoconferencing programms. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>-It is cheap: You need any PC, an Internet link, cheap video camera and microphone. </li></ul><ul><li>- It is accessible: you can videoconference from your own desk at any time. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Types & Examples of VC <ul><li>1- Desktop conferencing using the Internet (IP) network: </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages : </li></ul><ul><li>Sound and picture are very poor quality. </li></ul><ul><li>- You are dependent on an Internet connection which can be very slow. </li></ul><ul><li>- It is not suitable for medium or large groups of people to use gathered round a PC. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Concerns of Video Conferening <ul><li>Titles: Video Conferencing in the Field: A Heuristic Processing Model </li></ul><ul><li>Authors: Carlos Ferran & Stephanie Watts </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher: Management Science , vol. 54, no. 9 </li></ul><ul><li>This research uses dual-process cognitive theory to describe how people process information differently when it is delivered via videoconference rather than when it is delivered face-to-face. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Features of VC: Time of interaction Synchronous Asynchronous Type of interaction Student-student Student-teacher Student-content Student-machine Learning style Group-based Self-based learning Flexibility Anytime Anyplace Ease of access/use Speed Development Feedback Delivery Instruction Stand-alone medium Multimedia support Cost
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