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World Conference On Educational Media & Technology

EdMedia 2013 June 24-28, 2013 Victoria BC

The EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology is an international peer-reviewed conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.

Dr. Turko-Angell is to attend the World Conference On Educational Media & Technology , June24-28. Not yet posted is her talk on her research into the study of the effectiveness of the various technologies for distance education. It is evident to most that some solutions are better than others at meeting the needs of distance ed students yet it is critical that we go further to actually measure the performance of the various solutions as we seek to build more effective solutions for delivering education in the model.

Bob Angell of Signal Group will be at that conference to facilitate question on the construction of rich media solutions that meet the needs of Dr. Turko's direction towards high bandwidth rich media approaches to better learning environments.

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Lakehead University Smart ClassroomThe largest of Lakehead University's Smart Classrooms seats 300 and offers an excellent distance education experience through recent upgrades to its videoconferencing systems.

Distance education was greatly improved through an innovation first implemented at Lakehead and now almost standard across virtual classrooms explains Bob Angell LU's former IT Department Manager now an associate of Amik Technology and Winnipeg AV.

The instructor with the addition of a virtual student in the front row is able to facilitate a personal and virtually face to face lecture with one or more Virtual Studentremote sites through this well positioned virtual student shown here.

The virtual student works well because the over TV camera looks direct at the presenter while he responds to his remote audience and the large sized LCD high definition image of the remote site provides excellent feedback similar to a face to face discussion. Some argue that it is much better than the upper seating in the actual lecture theatre!


Distance Instruction via Videoconferencing

The classroom works equally well in a distance instruction configuration. An instructor lecturing in a remote location like Laurentian or University of Toronto can lecture and be seen on the large center screen while content is displayed on the 2 side screens (shown retracted due to the less than optimal timing of the photographer).

Students can ask questions and cue the audience camera by pressing a button on the mic base. The audience camera moves and zooms to preset locations optimizing face to face communication with the presenter.


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