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Title: New Communications Options: A Renaissance in Videoconference Use
Contributor(s): Caladine, Richard (author); Andrews, Patricia Marguerite (author); Tynan, Belinda  (author); Smyth, Robyn  (author); Vale, Deborah (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Distance education has changed over the decades from a largely isolated, paper-based learning experience to one where rich visual and aural interactions with peers and teachers are now possible. Mitigating the effects of distance has been at the forefront of many who manage, design, teach, or learn with distance education. Video communications can in many ways address these effects. Internet Protocol (IP) video communications have become more relevant than ever as students and their teachers seek to interact with one another as they go about their learning. Renewed interest in communication tools has predominantly arisen due to increased access to the Internet, and on one level represents a renaissance. Further, there are environmental, technological, and economic drivers that will increase the use of internal-based video communications. However, many who teach or manage distance education do not have access to the knowledge and skills that make for effective and efficient use of video communications. A starting point is the discussion of issues and factors key to the scalability, sustainability, and pedagogical considerations of video communication in distance education contexts.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, p. 249-266
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Place of Publication: Edmonton, Canada
ISBN: 1897425767
Field of Research (FOR): 100509 Video Communications
100502 Broadband and Modem Technology
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Issues in Distance Education
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