Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models

Andrews, Trish and Smyth, Robyn and Tynan, Belinda and Vale, Deb and Caladine, Richard (2008) Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models. In: ASCILITE 2008: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Hello! Where Are You in the Landscape of Educational Technology?, 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2008, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Rich media technologies are commonly defined as technologies that enable users to engage in interactive communication, with the ability to see, hear and interact with multiple communication streams synchronously or access them asynchronously. Rich media technologies are also characterised by their ability to support non-verbal communication such as body language and vocal inflection. The rapidly increasing access to rich media technologies such as video and web conferencing both commercially available and as open source, provides a wealth of opportunities for education. This is a rapidly changing landscape as existing and emerging technologies increase both access and expectation in regards to communication. Coupled with this is the growing recognition that new generations of students have greater expectations of media rich learning opportunities and in many cases institutions are poorly placed to respond to this demand.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Professor Belinda Tynan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 01:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: video conferencing; web conferencing; rich media; rich learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21153

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