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The Affordances of Synchronous Web-based Conferencing Technology for Research-focused Universities: A Pilot Study PROCEEDINGS

, Syracuse University, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Abstract: This paper will center on a pilot study about the trial implementation of a web-based conferencing technology tool in a large northeastern private American university in the fall of 2007. The need for web-based conferencing software that enables real-time communication on campus escalated as the nature of numerous university projects and initiatives grew in complexity and creativity. During the pilot, efforts were focused on rolling out the selected web conferencing tool to users from diverse areas and with different institutional roles in the university to obtain knowledge on the numerous uses synchronous web conferencing technology can be harnessed for maximum human performance in instructional, learning, and research settings. The findings of the pilot study will be shared with the conference participants.

Citation

Kreher, Y.W. (2008). The Affordances of Synchronous Web-based Conferencing Technology for Research-focused Universities: A Pilot Study. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 724-729). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 18, 2017 from .