From: Jan Wee <email@example.com>
Subject: Interested in CUSeeMe Videoconferencing?
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 13:48:38 -0600
Dear discuss-lfm members, Many of you may be new to the concept of using the Internet for video conferencing -- the ability to exchange visual images, audio, and text via the Internet to create an interactive learning environment. Students love to interact with other students and experts or special guests via this technology tool. The costs involved are not extravagant as the software is available for downloading free to schools, the cameras run from $99 for a Connectix Quick Cam to $549.00 for a VideoLabs FlexCam (which comes with software), and the last requirement is an Internet connection (a 28.8 baud modem or higher required). There is an excellent article in MultiMedia Schools, September/October 1996, Volume 3, Number 4 ($7.95 per issue) pages 37-41 by Harry Grover Tuttle of Ithaca City (NY) School District covering the issues and logistics of video conferencing. The article's title is: "Learning: the star of VideoConferencing" and you will find a thorough description of just what video conferencing is all about, problems to avoid, usage guidelines, classroom ideas, and the addresses and all other contact information for VideoConferencing Software and the cameras available for this purpose. Reprints can be acquired through Denise Potter at Reprint Services, 315 15th Avenue, N.W., St. Paul, MN 55112. 612-582-3800. If you would like subscription information on MultiMedia Schools call the publisher, Information Today at 609-654-6266. ($38.00 per year; published 5 times per year) (Personal note: Speaking from my former LMC Director voice: I highly recommend this journal It is full of usful information about multimedia applications, CD-ROM, online and Internet in K-12 resources. As you can see by the online discussion there are many experienced CUSeeMe users who have expertise including Roger Stryker, Marilyn Wall, and many others! So if you have questions, feel free to post. Marc Siegel will be posting a schedule of CUSeeMe get-togethers in December and it sounds like some of our educator participants have plans to host some of their own. One of the benefits of participating in Passport to Knowledge projects is the opportunity to expand your technology skills in a supportive environment. Hope you will take advantage of the expertise available online in this forum! Jan Wee Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator Passport to Knowledge http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/interactive Voice: 608-786-2767 (8am-4pm Central time) Fax: 608-786-1819 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org