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ERIC Number: ED429566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 6
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A Virtual Classroom for the Homebound Student.
Kolios, Anthony
This paper describes the implementation of data conferencing to provide visual stimuli to students in the Homebound Program, a college degree program designed to accommodate students who are unable to come to campus for classes. The data conference system, a simpler, more cost effective alternative to video conferencing, transmits still images as opposed to the moving images of a video conference. During the lecture, the remote student "audio attends" via speakerphone. The teacher writes or draws on the input tablet; the image is displayed on the teacher's computer monitor and is projected on a screen for the students in the classroom, while the host broadcasts the image via the network to designated workstations. Hardware and software requirements are listed, and how to set up the system is described. A figure illustrates the data conferencing system. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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