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Linking Video Conferencing to the Desktop

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Video conferencing for use in education has included the development of expensive yet
sophisticated technology capable of delivering quality instruction to multiple sites. Limitations arise from
using a closed network and a factor such as cost to establish and operate the network with video
compression or satellite technology can potentially impact programming. An alternative to expensive and
site-restricted technologies is desktop video conferencing. This paper reviews the process that involved
selecting desktop video conferencing as the “next generation” distance learning technology. In addition,
the paper discusses the creation of a multi-site desktop video conferencing network designed to serve
central Louisiana and provide an array of program possibilities including courses for credit, teacher
certification, and training to participating sites.


McBride, R. & Gillan, B. (2000). Linking Video Conferencing to the Desktop. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1179-1184). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 18, 2019 from .

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