Owens Community College has extensively utilized videoconferencing technology to deliver education for the past several years. This technology allows participants at different locations to see and hear each other. Our instructors can utilize media such as PowerPoint presentations, videotapes, and the Internet to deliver instruction to remote locations.
High-speed ISDN lines and the H.323 (Internet) protocol are the most widely used methods of delivering videoconferencing courses to our partners. If you are interested in having Owens Community College courses delivered to your organization, contact our e-Learning Office for more information.
As an interactive communication medium, two-way video stands out in a number of ways. First of all, it's almost like being there. The visual connection and interaction among participants enhances understanding and helps participants feel connected to each other. This goes a long way toward building relationships in a way that e-mail, telephone, or online chat systems cannot, supporting collaboration among traditionally isolated institutions. A videoconference can improve retention and appeal to a variety of learning styles by including diverse media such as video or audio clips, graphics, animations, or computer applications.
Mark Karamol, firstname.lastname@example.org, Manager of e-Learning
(1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7988)