PRODUCT REVIEW: WEB CONFERENCING QuickVisuals Meeting Exchange Product Conferencing and Web Audioconferencing
and & Type collaboration service.
What it includes: A system can have voicemail, videoconferencing, emergency notification services, and audioconferencing
In comparing the various media -- including videoconferencing, audioconferencing
, computer-based materials, television, and print-based materials supplemented by videotape and/or audiotape -- the study concluded that the most frequently used media was print-based materials supplemented by videotape and/or audiotape.
Either through audioconferencing
, videoconferencing, or Web-site connecting, DL allows training efforts to reach a geographically diverse and highly mobile workforce (Garger).
A new survey commissioned by the audioconferencing
systems provider MultiLink has revealed that 49% of business telecomms providers in the UK and Germany offer audioconferencing
services while a further 20% are planning to do so.
Distance education technologies are discussed in the second section, including "low tech" systems (correspondence, audioconferencing
) and "high tech" systems (broadcast television, compressed video, online instruction).
For businesses spending from $25 to $1,000 per month for their telecommunications needs, Q.Biz provides a single monthly bill for inbound, outbound, domestic, calling card and international switched calls as well as audioconferencing
and broadcast-fax services.
Another option for two-way communication is audioconferencing
. If two-way communication is not feasible, then perhaps some type of one-way verbal communication media such as audio or videotapes would still provide the students benefits over providing only a written syllabus.
They may be real-time activities - like video teleconferencing or audioconferencing
- where people are in different places but participate at the same time; or, as with the PBS program, they may enable participants to join in from different places at different times.
* Electronic channels: including FAX, audioconferencing
, and telecommunications systems such as NETSS (the National Electronic Telecommunications Surveillance System)
In less ambitious ways, tele-education projects that use only telephone, audioconferencing
, facsimile, database sharing, and slowscan videoconferencing can accomplish much, as has been shown by the University of the South Pacific and the University of the West Indies.