You are here:

Skypapalooza! How the West Virginia Animation Festival used Skype and Streaming Video to Connect Remote Student Participants to the Live Awards Event.
PROCEEDINGS

, West Liberty University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

For the past nine years the West Virginia Flash Animation Festival has hosted a juried event that rewards the best student work from a six state region. The Festival has received sponsorship from Apple Computer, Sony Pictures, and the AIGA. This year students from 28 different institutions participated in the event. In order to involve remote students a live cable broadcast and simultaneous webcast were made of the event. Skype connections were also established with remote participants who were able to instantly react to the news of their winning entries via projected video to the studio audience. The winners celebrated their achievements, discussed their work, and in some cases danced around their dorm rooms when their awards were announced. This paper presents some highlights from the event and provides motivation for other educators to consider using inexpensive live video conferencing to facilitate interaction with students from distant geographical locations.

Citation

Haizlett, J. (2010). Skypapalooza! How the West Virginia Animation Festival used Skype and Streaming Video to Connect Remote Student Participants to the Live Awards Event. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 186-192). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2019 from .