Category Archives: Desktop VC

The Problem with Free

As you know, I keep processing Skype vs. H.323 and other ramifications and changes in the videoconference world. One thing I’ve been thinking about is how stable and sustainable a videoconference cart is. Our Polycom Viewstations from 1999 are for … Continue reading

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Multifunction Devices & Classroom Videconferencing

Recently, I read this post on the Radvision blog about multi-funtion devices vs. single-function devices. While Sagee was focusing on the Flip camera vs. the iPhone and other Smartphone, I couldn’t help but think about classroom videoconferencing. Single Device Would … Continue reading

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Cameras for Desktop Videoconferencing

Yesterday I had a couple of excellent meetings with our district tech directors. We were discussing bringing desktop videoconferencing to our classrooms with interactive whiteboards or even just projectors to use as classroom based videoconferencing. We had a great discussion … Continue reading

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Monster Mayhem, Tornado Warnings, and More

Today was our first day of this year’s Monster Mayhem with Whirlidurb and Dallas. We had a busy, but learning-filled day! In addition to our monsters, we also had classes participating in the TWICE ASK programs on bullying with author … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream: Giving VC to People Off My Network

I have a dream! I want to give a login to my (as yet undetermined) desktop videoconferencing solution to an author in her home so she can talk to my students. I want to give a login to a guest … Continue reading

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Reflections on Desktop Videoconferencing

Last week I taught 3 sessions of Skype for the first time. I found it fascinating and want to share some of the comments and reactions from my teachers. What I Covered An intro to how Skype is used in … Continue reading

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Results from Australia Desktop Videoconferencing Project Group

I learned from a post on the Megaconference listserv about this work that was just completed in Australia. Quoting their website: The Desktop Video Project Group (DVPG) was formed to evaluate desktop based video conferencing solutions to be used in … Continue reading

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