Interested in CUSeeMe Videoconferencing?

From: Jan Wee <>
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
and you will find a thorough description of just what video conferencing is
all about, problems to avoid, usage guidelines, classroom ideas, and the
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
Information Today at 609-654-6266.  ($38.00 per year; published 5 times per
(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
Voice: 608-786-2767  (8am-4pm Central time)   Fax: 608-786-1819