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Skype, Elluminate, Adobe Connect, Ivisit: A comparison of Web-Based Video Conferencing Systems for Learning and Teaching PROCEEDINGS

, , Iowa State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Free or low-cost web-based video conferencing systems enable synchronous learning and teaching providing more interactive and collaborative environments for online and/or blended education. Educators have numerous options that utilize online video conferencing each of which has different features. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to present a comparison of four web-based video conferencing systems, namely, Skype, Elluminate, Adobe Connect, and iVisit in terms of cost, features, audio and video quality, and ease of use. It is concluded that each system has its own assets and pitfalls, so educators need to decide whichever to use based on their student needs and learning objectives.

Citation

Karabulut, A. & Correia, A. (2008). Skype, Elluminate, Adobe Connect, Ivisit: A comparison of Web-Based Video Conferencing Systems for Learning and Teaching. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 481-484). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2018 from .

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