Video Conferencing

Key words: Curriculum Materials, General Information, K-12

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Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 22:39:35 EDT

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From: Cathy Brandt

Subject: Video Conferencing

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On Thu, 23 May 1996 21:50:18 -0400 Christofer deHahn said:

>Let me explain. Full motion video over the Internet (or any wide area network link) requires a communication speed (bandwidth) that exceeds the capabilities of standard modems and standard phone lines. CuSeeMe is a neat technology that is severely limited by this lack of bandwidth. Companies with deep pockets have the resources to implement full motion videoconference systems, which

Chris, when you were here in February did you see anything about KTLN? It's Kentucky Tele-Linking Network. This is video conferencing - or maybe a better way to put it is distance learning. We are setting up sites around the state. One is at Kentucky School for the Deaf. I've not heard yet HOW they plan to use it.

KTLN is going to be a part of a Technology Academy where I am involved in training teachers. So, that we get accustomed to it and understand it better we are using it during the planning process. This means folks don't have to drive a distance and all meet in one place. Being so shy :) it's often hard to sit there and watch myself on tv. But, I'm getting used to it.

Frankly, I don't if it is a COST EFFECTIVE way to do meetings. But, that's another topic. From having used it I do think one's signing would be clear although a bit slow.

Anyone knows schools of the deaf or programs where children who are deaf are using this technology to connect with others?

Cathy - teacher who had dinner with a colleague tonight and was speaking of "the old days" in Nebraska. I ask her if she knew "our" Malinda (the one who won't spell her name with a C) and she said, "Of course I know OF her!"

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Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 20:49:00 -0400

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From: Christofer deHahn

Subject: Re: Video Conferencing

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At 10:39 PM 5/30/96 EDT, you wrote:

>Chris, when you were here in February did you see anything about KTLN? Sure. It was on the front page of the newspaper, along with several great articles.

>Frankly, I don't if it is a COST EFFECTIVE way to do meetings. But, that's another topic. From having used it I do think one's signing would be clear although a bit slow.

Traditional videoconferencing is expensive, but it's peanuts compared to air travel, hotels, and rentawrecks. At Sun in Chelmsford we have 12 PictureTel equipped conference rooms which are booked solid during west coast business hours. We could not exist as an east coast division of a west coast company without this technology.

Distance learning can use telco based videoconferencing, or it can be done via a broadcast medium such as satcom (satellite communications... renting time on a commercial broadcast satellite).

There are no limits to the speed of the connection beyond the depth of one's pockets. Full motion video is possible with either medium.

Chris
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Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 12:05:01 -0500

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From: Nan Wold

Subject: Re: Video Conferencing

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Cathy,

In Iowa, we have ICN meetings. Usually once a month different sites from around the state have this telconference. We discuss issues relating to deaf and hard of hearing kids. Parents from around the state can meet and talk with other parents. We also have a time when the kids from around the state in both mainstreamed schools and the deaf school can communicate with each other. Tammy Adkins our state person is in charge of this. Her e-mail address is tadkins@max.state.ia.us

I'm sure she will be happy to talk to you some more about conferencing.

Nan
Nan Wold
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Muscatine Community Schools
nswold@gandalf.muscatine.k12.ia.us

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Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 16:56:17 EDT

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From: Cathy Brandt

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This is a really neat technology for those who do have access. I am curious to know of additional ways it is being used which are directly related to the curriculum. How are folks integrating this? Is it a part of class work? I know Gally has it. How is it being used there? Anything to do with Pre-College or Outreach?

I'd love to learn more about how it is used and the experiences of those who have used it.

Cathy

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Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 17:40:04 -0500

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From: KNPONGOR@GALLUA.GALLAUDET.EDU

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Cathy

As far as I know the only place on campus that has this technology is the Gallaudet Conference Center.

Kathy Pongor

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Date: Sun, 2 Jun 1996 22:43:03 -0500

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From: Nan Wold

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Cathy,

Sometimes we have deaf speakers talk to the kids about deaf culture, current issues, assistive devices, etc. The students also get a chance to see other deaf and hard of hearing people. For parents, we have guest speakers talk about advocating for their children, ways to enhance language development and literacy, and many other issues. The parents also get a chance to talk about things that worked or didn't work with their child. I know our local Area Education Agency would like to offer a class on hearing impaired/deafness, for regular classroom teachers. Hopefully it will help with inclusion/mainstreaming techniques, and at the same time the teachers can get credit for it.

We have ICN (teleconferencing) stations set up all over Iowa. Mostly in community colleges, universities and high schools.

As far as integrating it with the curriculum, I think it really goes along with our KIP program. (Hopefully you've heard about this?) Unfortuately, I don't think my pre-schoolers are ready to do teleconferencs yet, things just have to be a little more visual and exciting.

Nan
Nan Wold
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Muscatine Community Schools
nswold@gandalf.muscatine.k12.ia.us

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Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 14:50:33 -0500

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From: "Marilyn W. Galloway"

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Hi Cathy ---Pre-College Outreach is very interested in using teleconferencing to augment our current training and technical assistance efforts!! Gallaudet University has all the equipment in the Kellogg Conference Center and I am now working with the Distance Education Coordinator, Toby Silver, to begin using this medium in enhancing our national mission projects. Toby has been facilitating activites for a while on the campus and has more information. We did down load a leadership workshop from the U. of Tenn. for our high school students, but, see this as only the beginning of using this motivational tool to carry educational programming. Pre-College is now in the process of major reorganization. The national mission which includes: training and technical assistance, publications, exemplary programs and research, and electronic information will be expanded. --- Marilyn Galloway, Director Pre-College Outreach.

This is a really neat technology for those who do have access. I am curious to know of additional ways it is being used which are directly related to the curriculum. How are folks integrating this? Is it a part of class work? I know Gally has it. How is it being used there? Anything to do with Pre-College or Outreach?

I'd love to learn more about how it is used and the experiences of those who have used it.

Cathy

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