new technology brings you face-to-face even when you're thousands of miles apart!
Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) uses a combination of phone lines for transmission to
one or more sites. Participants at one location can see and hear those at other locations;
on television screens. Participants may use a variety of media including videotapes,
audiotapes, email, telephone, fax, Internet, computer software, print, computer graphics,
slides and overheads. You can read the other's facial expressions and hear their voices as
if everyone were sitting in the same room. Take classes or conduct meetings without having
to travel long distances.
Advantages of Interactive Video Conferencing!
- Establishes a visual connection among participants.
- Participants can see and hear each other in real time
interaction and increase in understanding and active participation.
- Enables Connection with external resources.
- Remote locations can be instructed and also give
feedback through participation
- Supports use of diverse media.
- Photos, computer images, graphics, text, and other
varieties of presentation are
possible to put up on the screen for all to see helping to clarify concepts or simplify
- Document sharing facilitates collaboration
- Some systems allow application sharing, allowing
users at each site to see and
edit a document.
- This encourages collaboration and real-time feedback.