ERIC Number: ED233712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teleconferencing - A Cost-Effective Communications Service.
McCarty, Henry R.
Teleconferencing is an effective and cost-efficient means of providing the staff of the school district access to consultants and inservice programs. Teleconferencing differs from televised programs in that it is interactive, allowing participants in a conference or program to be in different places, yet still communicate. Experience at the San Diego County teleconferencing network has shown this to be a viable alternative to traveling great distances to a central location. With teleconferencing, there is no valid excuse for a staff member to miss an important presentation. The four levels of teleconferencing are: (1) telephone-to-telephone conferencing; (2) televised transmission with telephone feedback to the studio; (3) televised transmission with telephone linkages to all the participating sites; and (4) two-way video conferences. In order for teleconferencing to work and be cost-effective, good management principles must be observed, including assigning a person at each site to prepare and conduct sessions and to serve as liaison. (DC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California