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Web Conferencing   |   Voice over IP   |   Videoconference

Web Conferencing

wikipedia logo Web conferencing is used to hold group meetings or live presentations over the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at their own computer, and is connected to other participants via the internet. The most basic feature of a web conference is screen sharing, whereby conference participants see whatever is on the presenter's screen. Usually this is accompanied by voice communication, either through a traditional telephone conference, VoIP, text chat, and/or video..

Some Web Conferencing Packages :
Elluminate (Currently used at RPI) Various logos from companies
http://www.elluminate.com/

Adobe® Connect™
http://www.adobe.com/products/connect/

iLinc
http://www.ilinc.com/fortrainers/index.php

Centra
http://www.saba.com/centra-saba/

Microsoft Office Live Meeting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/uc/livemeeting/default.mspx

Recommended readings:
Designing for the Virtual Interactive Classroom

http://campustechnology.com/articles/40223/

Web Conferencing And Live Collaboration Tools
http://www.kolabora.com/reviews/best_new_tools_update/web_conferencing_and_live_collaboration.htm#

Web Conferencing Tools and Applications: Are they Ready for Us?
http://www.campus-technology.com/techtalks/trans/021024webconf.asp

Tips on Conferencing
http://www.webconferencingsolutions.net/articles/8/1/Tips_on_Conferencing

Full-Featured Web Conferencing Systems
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/resources/Article_FullFeaturedWebConferencingSystems.pdf

Tips on Conferencing
http://www.visualtec.com/pics_homepage/TT_WebConferencing_0204/Main.html

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Voice over IP

wikipedia logo Voice over Internet Protocol (also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, and Broadband Phone) is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network. In general, phone service via VoIP is free or costs less than equivalent service from traditional sources. VoIP can facilitate tasks that may be more difficult to achieve using traditional phone networks, it allows users to travel anywhere in the world and still make and receive phone calls. VoIP technology still has a few shortcomings that have led some to believe that it is not ready for widespread deployment.

Some Voice over IP packages:
Skype

http://www.skype.com/
various logos from voice over ip companies

Google Talk
http://www.google.com/talk/

MSN Messenger
http://join.msn.com/messenger/overview

Paltalk
http://www.paltalk.com/

Recommended readings:
Finding your Voice online

http://flexiblelearning.net.au/knowledgetree/edition05/download/Coghlan.doc

Skype in the Classroom
http://www.wtvi.com/teks/05_06_articles/skype-in-the-classroom.html

A Framework for Tracking Developments in Voice over IP
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/html/cem/cem99/cem9941.html

Telecommunications >> VoIP is for Victory
http://campustechnology.com/articles/40285/

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Videoconference

wikipedia logo A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. It has also been called visual collaboration and is a type of groupware.

Tutorials:
Videoconferencing for Learning

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/vidconf/

Tips and Techniques for Successful Video Conferencing
http://www.ir101.net/irATT2.html

Techniques to Enhance Online Learning
PDF document

Teacher's Guide to Videoconferencing
http://www.netc.org/digitalbridges/teachersguide/preface.html

Recommended readings:
Videoconferencing as a Technology to Support Group Work: A Review of its Failure

http://www.ischool.washington.edu/mcdonald/courses/info447_au02/wk4/Egido.Failure.CSCW88.pdf

Telepresence: Integrating Shared Task and Person Spaces
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/OTP/papers/bill.buxton/shared_space.html

videoconferencing: Using Compressed Video for Distance Learning
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/vidconf/Using.html

Resources and Information on videoconferencing
http://www.trecc.org/education/videoconf.php#intro

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