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ERIC Number: EJ920739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Online Videoconferencing Products: Update
Burton, Douglas; Kitchen, Tim
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v12 n2 p157-165 Feb 2011
Software allowing real-time online video connectivity is rapidly evolving. The ability to connect students, staff, and guest speakers instantaneously carries great benefits for the online distance education classroom. This evaluation report compares four software applications at opposite ends of the cost spectrum: "DimDim", "Elluminate VCS", "TokBox", and "Vyew". Their benefits and shortcomings are contrasted, and efficient educational scenarios for them are suggested. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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