video conferencing

Skype in the classroom

“Skype in the classroom” is a free global community created in response to, and in consultation with, the growing number of teachers using Skype to help their students learn. The new online platform is a good way to find each other for collaborative projects and shared learning through.Teachers can use the tool to collaborate with other teachers, and find partner classes and guest speakers. Skype in the classroom is designed to help like-minded teachers find each other and relevant projects according to search criteria such as the age groups they teach, location and subjects of interest; and teaching resources can be easily shared and found.
The platform, which has been in beta since the end of December 2010, currently has a community of more than 14 000 teachers with nearly 700 hundred active projects and about 500 available resources.

Teaching with Interactive Video: A Faculty Orientation

This IP Videoconferencing Training Manual includes the format for OSU's past faculty training sessions on IP videoconferencing, going into the involvement of the class, and includes distance learning evaluation forms.

Table of contents: 

I. Introduction p. 1
- What is Distance Teaching Technology?
- Who Can Teach With This Technology?
- How Can Distance Teaching Help You As A Teacher?
- What Do Students Think of Video Conferencing?
- Where Does Distance Learning Take Place?
- How Do You Begin?
II. Instructional Strategies for p. 6
- Video Conferencing
- Setting Expectations
- Teaching Tips
- Keeping Everyone Tuned In
- Encouraging Dialogue
- Dealing With Technical Difficulties
III. Management Issues p. 10
- Scheduling The Class
- Building a Team
- Setting Up The Facilities
IV. Credits and Bibliography p. 12
V. Handouts and Forms p. 13
- TIP Sheet for Students Using
- Video Conference Technology
- Audiovisual Guidelines
- Usage Agreement
- Evaluation Forms

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Sponsored & presented by the Ohio Statue University (OSU) Extension and OSU CARES/OSU Learning Centers, presented in cooperation with the College of FAES, Section of Communications and Technology Prepared by Meredith Martin

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2008

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21 pages

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DG Enterprise and Industry Video Portal

This webcast portal shows videos from European-related Enterprise and Industry, SMEs, climate change, innovation, growth, ... In the forms of documentaries, presentational clips, web casts of forums, conferences, meetings, ...

European Commission´s Audiovisual Service

The European Commission´s Audiovisual Service is the "EU related news and archive service providing indispensable information tailored for professionals in the media. We supply up to the minute audiovisual news coverage to the media around the world and deliver unique archive on the history of the EU.

We offer video, photo and sound coverage of European news. We also provide assistance for journalists wishing to cover EU subjects. Get the sights and sounds of Europe directly onto your screen – via the Internet and via Europe by Satellite. All our materials are available in professional standards. European audiovisual material dating from the 1940s is also available."

Practical guidelines for teaching with video conferencing

The guidelines that follow have been prepared to help you become more familiar with the equipment and help you to plan and prepare your course for delivery with video conferencing. They have been developed by the Learning in Virtual Environments (LIVE) research group at De Montfort University. The guidelines have been written to provide practical help and advice to staff new to video conferencing. They do not attempt to provide a comprehensive review of the field or to evaluate the effectiveness of video conferencing.

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Contents
# Introduction
# Some key issues
# Getting familiar video conferencing
# Making the most of the visual display equipment
# Using a spreadsheet for preparation of a session for video delivery
# Involving students
# Organisational and management considerations
# Appendix one: Using a spreadsheet to plan your session
# Appendix two: Checklist of tasks to undertake before course is ready to deliver via video conferencing

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J.Burns, R.Lander, S.Ryan, R.Wragg, Learning in Virtual Environments Research Group, De Montfort University

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2004

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JANET Videoconferencing Publications

This web page of JANET lists a number of publications concerning videoconferencing.

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Sections:
- Factsheets
- Leaflets
- Technical Guides

Towards a learning organisation - Reviewing technologies for company training

Towards a learning organisation' brings human resource managers up-to-date with the various applications that are open to them, such as Electronic Learning Environments, Web based training, Videoconferencing, etc.
This handbook provides user-friendly information about emerging technologies for training, checklists and other decision-making tools.
Based on broad experience and peppered throughout with case studies and examples from leading European companies and institutions, it also offers plenty of background information including an onverview of network options as well as a handy glossary and further resources list.
Related: http://openlibrary.org/b/OL3993552M

Table of contents: 

# Introduction
# Foreword: Network Infrastructure
# Chapter 1 : Video and Audio
# Chapter 2: CDs, DVDs and Hybrids
# Chapter 3: Video Conferencing
# Chapter 4: Electronic Mail
# Chapter 5: Electronic Learning Platform
# Chapter 6: Web-based Training
# Resource, Reading and Reference List

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Mathy Vanbuel, Annemie Boonen, Jean-Joseph Scheffknecht

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2000

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ISBN-13: 9789058670724

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Mathematical motivation

MOTIVATE was a real-time videoconferencing project for schools, providing maths, science and cross-curricular videoconferences and linked projects for students of all ages (5-19) both in the UK and internationally. Although the live VC programme ceased in 2010, they are developping multimedia packs, providing collaborative investigative resources that contain a range of resources - short video clips, classroom activities and games, topical issues for discussion, student worksheets, and teacher notes.

Younger children take part in interactive videoconferences, with activities based across the curriculum.
Related: Paper “Can videoconferencing contribute to teaching and learning? The experience of the Motivate Project” by Jenny Gage, Marilyn Nickson, Toni Beardon, University of Cambridge, 2002. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00002264.htm

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Motivate Project - mathematical videoconferencing for schools

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White papers

Polycom creates and offers solutions to have audio and video conferences. This web page lists publications (white papers) of Polycom with a lot of useful documents under the Video section about videoconferencing.

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Sections:
- Video
- Voice
- Network
- Education
- Other Solutions / Collaborations

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader

New Technologies for Learning: Contribution of ICT to Innovation in Education

“New Technologies for Learning: Contribution of ICT to Innovation in Education” tackles the key questions concerning the impact of technology on education. This publication is the result of a study commissioned by the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) to LINOV (Leuven Institute for Innovative Learning) at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
The authors adopt a dynamic and constructive stance: education should neither eagerly and blindly embrace the oncoming ICT wave, nor passively and reluctantly surrender to it, nor should we make sceptical or defensive attempts to keep it out. Instead, education should actively create new powerful learning applications from the potential of ICT. An open but critical analysis of the new learning opportunities should be conducted, as well as a careful assessment of the critical success factors. For the practical implementation of ICT-based innovation in education a systemic approach to the learning process as well as to the educational system is essential.

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Part 1: Knowledge-base on ICT, learning and education
Part 2: What will it look like: ICT and the educational systems of the future
Part 3: Implementation scenarios
General reflections and recommendations

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Roger Dillemans, Joost Lowyck, Georges Van der Perre, Christel Claeys, Jan Elen

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1998

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ISBN-13: 9789061868682

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282 pages

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