Web ConfrencingWeb conferencing Done by: Ibtisam Al Farsi (90865) Anwaar Al Hinaai (89555)
definition• Web conferencing refers to a service that allows conferencing events to be shared with remote locations. In general the service is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. The service allows real-time point-to- point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers.
objectives• 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.• Allows them to share documents, desktops, sound, files and data with one another just as if they were sitting at a table together.
featuresSlide show presentationsLive or Streaming videoVoIPWeb toursMeeting RecordingWhiteboard with annotationText chatPolls and surveysScreen sharing/desktop sharing/application sharing
Advantages• 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.• Web conferencing has a growing role in higher education, for example: enabling real-time online lectures, tutorials, support and group work for students in different locations; improving communication and community building between staff and distance students; allowing staff to use a virtual office to consult with students;
limitation• 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 require computer, microphones, social media accounts and login information.• Security breaches.• Lack of actual face-to-face interactions and networking that most people enjoy participating in at conventional conferences.
deliver and support learning :”Tools”• WebEx: Users can share screens, files, schedule video conferences in Outlook just like regular meetings.• Tinychat: Sometimes your needs are as simple as getting some people together, for free, and talking via computer as close to face-to-face interaction as possible.• Dimdim: offers a variety of packages ranging from basic and free accounts to enterprise level accounts with tiered pricing• Adobe ConnectNow: is a web-based conferencing tool with a strong emphasis on document sharing and collaboration
concerns Security Breaches (Theres always some kind of security risk tocommunication carried out online. Technical Difficulties (Most online web conference hosting services are all-encompassing and only require that attendees have a computer, Internetconnection and login information). Human Interaction (Perhaps the most significant drawback to webconferences is the lack of actual face-to-face interactions and networking thatmost people enjoy participating in at conventional conferences.
Case study & example University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical CampusPage ContentEducational Support Services (ESS) in University of Colorado Denver providescentralized technical (videoconferencing, webconferencing, classroomrecording, and audiovisual support) and logistical support for the three-partmission (education, patient care, and research) and the Total LearningEnvironment Strategic Goals of the university in a cost efficient manner.More information in this site:http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/EducationalSupportServices/Pages/ESS.aspx
cont, Case study & example University of Tasmania http://www.teaching-learning.utas.edu.au/elearning/web-conferencing Georgetown University: Web Conferencing—A Critical Skill for the Connected World http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/case-study-12-georgetown- university-web-conferencing%E2%80%94-critical-skill-connected-world
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