Teleconference by kalpana rani dash & dr.sudarshan mishra


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Teleconference by kalpana rani dash & dr.sudarshan mishra

  1. 1. Kalpanarani Dash M.Phil Scholar Department of Education Ravenshaw University, Cuttack Under the Guidance Dr. Sudarshan Mishra, Reader Department of Education Ravenshaw University, Cuttack
  2. 2. Teleconference: What it is ..? Teleconference - The word ‘tele’ means distance. ‘conference’ means consultations, discussions. Through teleconferencing two or more locations situated at a distance are connected so that they can hear or both see and hear each other. Similar to telephone calls, expands discussion to more than two people. Video conferencing transmits pictures & voices through video cameras and computer modems.
  3. 3. Past…..….and Today Took birth:  47 years ago in 1964 as a vision from American Telephone and Telegraph (AT & T) through its Picture phone device which was introduced in at the World's Fair, New York Has become need of the hour: Internet teleconferencing based on internet and the popular software; Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Window Live Messenger.
  4. 4. Features of Teleconferencing Learners/participants present at particular time and in dispersed places Resource persons present at the same time at the teaching end or different Teaching ends. Interactions between Learner – resource persons/AV materials at teaching end(s). Learner – learner at the learner center Learner – facilitator/materials/activities at the learner center Learner – learner at/between other learner centers Resource person – resource person
  5. 5. Functions……. Education and Training: Impart information, build attitudes, provide role models, etc Upgrade skills Share experiences Facilitate problem solving Offer counseling Supervise/conduct/guide project work Conducting interviews
  6. 6. Functions…Continued Courses for professional development Remedial learning and off-hours teaching Interaction by students with scientists, experts, decision and policy makers
  7. 7. Benefits of Using Teleconferencing reaches large or sparsely-populated areas provides broader access to public meetings geographical barriers diminished broader range of ideas and points of view saves learner’s time and travel costs convenient and efficient broadens participation
  8. 8. IT system behind teleconferencing personal computer telephone lines or satellite hook-up monitor microphone webcam speakers
  9. 9. Effects On Education Education meetings can take place Saves time, money, and energy Different cultures can merge Disabled students can benefit Expensive
  10. 10. Drawbacks…..  Poor Substitutes for Face-to-Face Meetings Journal of Communication Studies, "Communication studies have indicated that up to 80 % of the comprehension of discussion arises through body language and eye contact, [with] only some 20 % through the words spoken." Hossein Bidgoli, in his book “Intelligent Management Support Systems” “People become less relaxed, more rigid and less open.”  High Cost Equipment cost and dial-up plans are often considered expensive
  11. 11.  Time-consuming; For establishing technical links, identifying sites and constituencies, and coordinating meetings.  Technical Issues Technical personnel are required to set up and coordinate meetings Participants might not be comfortable handling the equipment Failure of Transmission System or Connection Problem