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ERIC Number: EJ846870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Audio/ Videoconferencing Packages: Low Cost
Treblay, Remy; Fyvie, Barb; Koritko, Brenda
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v6 n3 Nov 2005
A comparison was conducted of "Voxwire MeetingRoom" and "iVocalize" v4.1.0.3, both Web-conferencing products using voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) to provide unlimited, inexpensive, international audio communication, and high-quality Web-conferencing fostering collaborative learning. The study used the evaluation criteria used in earlier reports, including common technical framework, clarity, control, complexity, and costs. Criteria sub-divisions applying to one or more of the products' synchronous and asynchronous components are included in a side-by-side product comparison table. It is concluded that these two highly competitive products provide a serious challenge to the markets of their highly priced rivals. The report also contains a brief summary of "GRCLive", another promising conferencing software, which the evaluation team attempted to evaluate, though gave up owing to technical difficulties. [For companion report #52, "Audio/ Videoconferencing Packages: High Cost", see EJ846869.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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