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ERIC Number: ED444524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
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Linking Video Conferencing to the Desktop.
McBride, Ronald; Gillan, Robert
Video conferencing for use in education has included the development of expensive yet sophisticated technology capable of delivering quality instruction to multiple sites. Limitations arise from using a closed network; factors such as cost to establish and operate the network with video compression or satellite technology can potentially affect programming. Desktop video conferencing is an alternative to expensive and site-restricted technologies. This paper reviews the process that is involved in selecting desktop video conferencing as the "next generation" distance learning technology. In addition, the paper discusses the creation of a multi-site desktop video conferencing network designed to serve central Louisiana and provide an array of program possibilities including courses for credit, teacher, certification, and training to participating sites. The desktop video conferencing system at Northwestern State University (Louisiana) is highlighted. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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