Infrastructure For Videoconferncing

Infrastructure For Videoconferncing

Mohua Bose (University at Albany / SUNY, USA) and Sal DeAngelo (Schenectady City School District, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-331-9.ch011
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Due to the increases in connectivity capacities prevalent in our nation’s schools, educational administrators are utilizing a variety of resources in their classrooms including the interactive videoconferencing. For videoconferencing to be successful, however, planning for technological infrastructure must occur prior to program implementation. It is important for both schools and providers to be aware of the infrastructure requirements needed in order to provide students with knowledge and learning via videoconference experiences. The purpose of this chapter is to identify the key components of the technological infrastructure needed to support videoconferencing within K-12 the schools such as connectivity needs and essential hardware requirements including computers, cameras, audio essentials, and operating controls, in addition, the chapter provides in easy to read language, an overview of many of the key technical terms used in the videoconferencing literature and provides teachers with a graphical display of use.

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