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ERIC Number: ED254214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-28
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teleconferencing in Education. ERIC Digest.
Parker, Lorne H.
This digest discusses teleconferencing--defined as electronic communication between two or more people at a distance--in terms of three major types: audio, video, and computer. Reasons offered for using teleconferencing include the extension of budget dollars and of educational opportunities, accommodation of a wide variety of classes, and provision of a flexible format for meetings. Audio conference options identified include dedicated conference networks; dial-up networks; "meet-me" conferencing, in which each participant calls the conferencing center from any convenient location; and audiographic teleconferencing, which involves transmission of print and graphic information over telephone lines to complement basic communication with visual information. Video teleconferencing options described include freeze-frame or slow scan television; compressed video systems; and full motion video systems, which use wideband channels to send video, voice, and data. Computer conferencing is also briefly explained. Nine additional readings are listed. (LMM)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.