ERIC Number: EJ871147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 6
International Videoconferencing: A Reaction to Burke et al.
Ritzel, Dale O.
American Journal of Health Education, v41 n1 p62-64 Jan-Feb 2010
In this issue of the "American Journal of Health Education," Burke et al. provide a case review of an international videoconference between a U.S. and a German university. The authors highlighted the benefits and opportunities of international videoconferencing as well as the relevant limitations. Videoconferencing is an interactive tool that incorporates audio, video, computing, and communications technologies to allow people in different locations to collaborate face-to-face, in real time, and share all types of information including data, documents, sound and picture. In essence, videoconferencing removes the barrier of distance that separates people. A videoconference allows one to take part in live video/audio presentations and discussions, etc. between two or more settings in nearby or remote places around the world. In this reaction brief, the author provides further insight about the benefits of distance learning and videoconferencing. From his experience and that of others, he offers some tips for readers considering videoconferencing with international sites.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Video Technology, Global Approach, Educational Benefits, Synchronous Communication, Health Education, Distance Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States