Adopting synchronous audiographic web conferencing: a tale from two regional universities

Loch, Birgit and Reushle, Shirley and Rowe, Stephen and Jayne, Nicola (2010) Adopting synchronous audiographic web conferencing: a tale from two regional universities. In: Cases on technology enhanced learning through collaborative opportunities. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 56-72. ISBN 978-1-61520-751-0

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This chapter provides a comparative study of two Australian regional universities with a similar student profile as they investigate the use of synchronous audiographic web conferencing as a learning and teaching tool. In both universities, the trials of the web conferencing tool, Elluminate Live! (Elluminate) were initially driven by individual academics with an interest in new technologies. While similar in some aspects at the beginning, the two universities then approached the software trials in different ways. As part of this comparison, issues and challenges relating to software trials in educational environments are highlighted, and recommendations provided for others who may be considering the adoption of similar technologies.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010, IGI Global. Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2010 08:15
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: software trial; technology enhanced learning; web conferencing; Elluminate Live; distance education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-751-0.ch004

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