ERIC Number: ED413501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Videoconferencing in FE.
de Cicco, Eta
This publication addresses videoconferencing (VC) in technical and further education in Britain. It discusses choosing a system, issues in getting a system up and running, and getting the best out of the system. Chapter 1 defines what VC is, lists ways to use it, describes three basic types of VC (desktop units, roll-abouts, studio/room-sized systems), and describes ways to determine quality. Chapter 2 addresses choosing a system. It considers basic standards, other aspects to consider, meeting the college's needs, organizational issues associated with using standalone VC as opposed to networked systems, and overcoming limitations. It also lists factors to check before buying a system. Chapter 3 focuses on successful VC for further education. It covers preparation before the session, support and training, planning the session, and audiovisual input. Two tables list key tips for achieving a successful session and basic tips when using audiovisual aids. Chapter 4 provides three case studies that offer insight into college practice: Basford Hall College, which uses desktop VC to provide advice and guidance and to offer training programs to the local community; Clarendon College, which offers an interactive television project; and Huddersfield Technical College, which delivers training in the workplace via VC. Each case study offers a summary, background, technical details, uses of the system, and evaluation. Appendixes include a glossary and lists of information sites on the Internet and sources of information on VC systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Case Studies, Community Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Media Selection, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Technical Institutes, Teleconferencing, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7RG, England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)