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ERIC Number: ED479687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Educator's Guide to High-End Videoconferencing.
Maring, Gerald H.; Schmid, Jason A.; Roark, Jeremy
This document describes the origins of cybermentoring and focuses on projects with elementary and secondary schools throughout the state of Washington. It discusses use of telephone communication, email, web design, and low-end videoconferencing technologies in initial cyberprojects, and recent cyberprojects that have begun to make use of high-end videoconferencing systems and associated cutting-edge technologies in order to increase student and teacher satisfaction as well as to augment the quality of interaction and authenticity of the mentor-student relationships that are forged. Research and development projects conducted during the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 academic years by researchers and preservice teachers at Washington State University used high-end videoconferencing systems and brought together University faculty and students with K-12 students and teachers at remote sites. The following projects are briefly highlighted: Grade 4 science mentoring; Grade 9 reading immersion; and Grade 9 earth science curriculum planning. Projects in 2003 included: Grade 9 reading immersion; Grades 6, 7 and 8 reading comprehension and fluency; high school math mentoring; and Grade 9 English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring. Brief descriptions are provided of systems and products manufactured by the following companies: Polycom Inc., Tandberg Corporation, Sony, VTEL. Optional components are then discussed, followed by technical and general considerations. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.