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Web - conferencing

  1. 1. Sultan Qaboos University College of Education Instructional and learning technologies Unit about: Done by: Shamsa Al-Muqbali (92099) Noora Al-Tabei (94985) Course: Distance Education
  2. 2. Definition of web- conferencing service: • Web conferencing refers to a service that allows conferencing events to be shared with remote locations. The service allows real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. Figure 1web -conferencing Objectives of using the web-conferencing in DE: Use the internet to bring together meeting participants in an online forum for communication. The amount of travel and resources required is reduced significantly, making it a cost-effective measure. It is often easier for people to connect online, making each meeting more efficient. Features of web- conferencing service: Slide show presentations Live or Streaming video
  3. 3. Screen sharing/desktop sharing/application sharing Web tours and Text chat Meeting Recording Advantages of web- conferencing service: Save time, money and resources. Easily accessible to everyone. It involves real time communication. Enhance learning via web. (Online teaching, online learning and e-learning). Comes with features such as desktop and application sharing. Disadvantages of web- conferencing service: Not all software is free, and the free software is limited in what it can achieve. More informal than face – to – face. Requires suitable hardware and adequate training to be able to function. Depend on the speed of internet. Costs to maintain and keep up with new technology. Technical difficulties. It requires computer, microphones, social media accounts and login information. Security breaches.
  4. 4. Concerns about this technology: Security Breaches (There's always some kind of security risk to communication carried out online. Technical Difficulties (Most online web conference hosting services are all-encompassing and only require that attendees have a computer, Internet connection and login information). Human Interaction (Perhaps the most significant drawback to web conferences is the lack of actual face-to-face interactions and networking that most people enjoy participating in at conventional conferences.
  5. 5. References: Advantages of Web Conferencing | Disadvantages of Web Conferencing |