ERIC Number: ED477100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Automatic Camera Control System for a Distant Lecture with Videoing a Normal Classroom.
Suganuma, Akira; Nishigori, Shuichiro
The growth of a communication network technology enables students to take part in a distant lecture. Although many lectures are conducted in universities by using Web contents, normal lectures using a blackboard are still held. The latter style lecture is good for a teacher's dynamic explanation. A way to modify it for a distant lecture is to capture the lecture by a video camera. When video lecture scenes are viewed, a camera-person usually controls a camera to take suitable shots; alternatively, the camera is static and captures the same location all the time. Both methods, however, have some problems. It is necessary to control a camera automatically. The authors are developing an ACE (Automatic Camera control system for Education) with computer vision techniques. This paper describes the system, the camera control strategy and an experiment of applying it to a real lecture. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Lecture Method, Nontraditional Education, Videotape Recordings
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.