Research and Publications
Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching
"The purpose of the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching
(CTLT) is to provide leadership for faculty, staff, and students
in theory-based and theory-building research in the technology in
learning and teaching." Iowa State University
Centre for Learning and Teaching Innovation
"The main role of the Centre is to implement the University's Learning
and Teaching Strategy, provide continuing professional development
and support a research programme in the development of learning
Creative Teaching at a Distance with the Merging Technologies
By Thomas E. Cyrs, 1988. This is an excellent comprehensive reference
that provides answers and insight for anyone participating in videoconferencing.
Especially useful is a section devoted to "Engaging Students at
Field Sites: Activities and Exercises," which provides many activities
to enhance interaction during a videoconference. Center for Education,
New Mexico State University, Box 30001 Dept. 3CED, Las Cruces, NM
D E S I E N - Distance Education System wide Interactive Electronic
DESIEN is a searchable, interactive newsletter, which is delivered
the last business day of each month via an e-mail discussion list.
Each issue offers original articles, which emphasize distance education
themes or focus items. News, updates, conference information, and
contributions by subscribers are also regularly included. New subscribers
are welcome. The University of Wisconsin-Extension publishes DESIEN.
DEOS - Newsletter/Discussion group
"The purpose of DEOS is to disseminate information and to support
international computer conferencing through systems accessible to
professionals and students in the field of distance education."
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology (ERIC/IT)
Abstracts and references on videoconferencing and distance education/learning.
The Flashlight Program helps institutions study the ways that technology
can be used to improve education. These findings can be used to
validate good practice, spot problems, and improve teaching and
learning with technology.
On Line Journal of Distance Learning Administration
Excellent resource dealing with the complex issues relating to
distance learning. "Embracing High-Cost Technologies?,"
"Distance Instructor Training & Support," "Darkside
of Distance" are examples of journal articles that probe the
issues relating to distance education. Though the focus tends to
be with online course work, the educational issues are similar to
the issues affecting the successful delivery of videoconference
instruction. This site should provide insight into the issues relating
to distance education administration.
Report of the University of Illinois Teaching at an Internet
Distance Seminar December 1999
"This document is the product of the University of Illinois Teaching
at an Internet Distance Seminar. The group met throughout 1998-99
to study the pedagogy of online learning, to examine what made teaching
to be good teaching, whether in the classroom or online, and to
suggest how online teaching and learning can be done with high quality
at the University of Illinois." The focus is on web but is im-portant
for its discussion of the "Seven Principles of Good Practice" which
have as much relevance to teaching via videoconference (Chickering,
A.W., and Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven Principles of Good Practice
in Undergraduate Education: Faculty Inventory.).
T.H.E. Journal Online: Technology Horizons in Education
IEEE Computer Society Learning Technology Task Force
"LTTF has been founded on the premise that emerging technology
has the potential to dramatically improve learning. The purpose
of this task force is to contribute to the field of Learning Technology
and to serve the needs of professionals working in this field."
The Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education
CARTE concerned with the development, evaluation, and deployment
of new technologies for education. CARTE is part of the Information
Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California.
The Center for Distance Learning Research
Distance Learning Texas A&M University.
The Centre for Learning Technologies
"The Centre for Learning Technologies is an applied research, consulting
and resource centre for the use of new media in learning, knowledge
management, and workplace performance support." Mount Allison University,
The Horizon Site
"Our mission is to inform educators about the challenges that they
will face in a changing world and steps they can take to meet these
challenges." They publish "The Technology Source" whose purpose
is to "articles that will assist educators as they face the challenge
of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into
managing educational organizations.
The Node Learning Technologies Network
A"not-for-profit organization which promotes effective uses of
technologies in education and train-ing. We forge links between
research and practice and between the technical development of new
tech-nologies and their evaluation in the field." This site contains
information on virtually everything about technology and education.
If you are going to visit one site this might be it.
UWired: a magazine about distance education
"UWired works to promote and support access to technology, fluency
in information technology and resources, and innovation in teaching
and learning through technology." There is an interesting section
on the assessment of their project.
Videoconferencing in K-12 Education
Videoconferencing in K-12 Education: A Delphi Study of Characteristics
and Critical Strategies to Support Constructivist Learning Experiences
by Katherine L. Hayden, Ed.D. April 1999.
A Report on Video Conferencing in Higher Education
By Dr. Lynne Coventry of the Institute for Computer Based Learning,
Heriot Watt University, Edin-burgh "The aim of this report is to
put Video Conferencing into a Learning Framework and to take a learner-centered
rather than technology-centered view of the problem." This is a
Archipelago - Multimedia Distance Learning & Education
Archipelago's Learning Outcomes Research page links to papers,
abstracts, and Web sites that research important issues, practices,
and technologies for distance learning.
Australian Journal of Educational Technology Home Page
The Australian Journal of Educational Technology is a refereed
journal publishing research and review articles about educational
technology, instructional design, and educational applications of
computer technologies, educational telecommunications and related
Brown University Computing and Information Services - Video
This is an overview of the videoconferencing service offered by
Brown University and is interesting in seeing how this technology
is being used outside the educational community
Distance Education at a Glance
In order to help teachers, administrators, facilitators, and students
understand distance education, Barry Willis, the Associate Dean
for Outreach and the Engineering Outreach staff present the following
series of guides highlighting information detailed in Dr. Willis'
books, Distance Education: Strategies and Tools and Distance
Education: A Practical Guide.
Distance Learning Events Calendar
A calendar by about.com that shares conferences and other events
relating to distance learning.
Distance Learning Resource Network
The Distance Learning Resource Network (DLRN), located at WestEd,
is the dissemination project for the U.S. Department of Education
Star Schools Program.
Education with New Technologies: Networked Learning Community
"Education with new technologies: Networked Learning Community
designed to help educators develop, enact, and assess effective
ways of using new technologies."
Harvard University Hazel Jobe's Web Site
This site provides links to the advantages, types, resources, reflectors,
and directories of videoconferencing. The most interesting information
on this site is a data bank of project examples shared by educators
using videoconferencing. This collection a short synapses of the
projects. Grade levels vary from elementary to high school. It is
a valuable resource providing examples of what has been done. Participants
were asked questions about their experience and provide insights
into what worked and what should be considered when planning a similar
ICLI (Inquiry-Centered Learning Initiative)
A consortium of faculty from colleges, universities, secondary
schools, and private business. The group's goal is to support education
that engages students in discovery-based education. The use of computer
technology can be used to engage students, improve time on task,
lower equipment and reagent and chemical costs, improve laboratory
safety, and extend the sensor based exploration into the environment.
The consortium sponsors a variety of workshops that focuses on these
Upcoming events and excellent listing of upcoming events relating
to education and technology.
OPEN Access 21
"Funded by US WEST, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Education
Service Districts (OAESD), and administered by the Oregon Public
Education Network (OPEN), OPENAccess21 is a pilot educational connectivity
project. Two-way, interactive VTEL videoconferencing systems have
been placed throughout the state of Oregon, one in each ESD region.
The project goal is to test the viability of this distance education
technology in high school classrooms, professional development training
programs, and for community collaboration. The OPENAccess21 project
unfolds in three phases: installation, training and planning, and
Resources for Moderators and Facilitators of Online Discussion
"This page is a growing set of resources for moderators and moderators-to-be
of online discussion in both academic and non-academic settings.
Where possible I have linked to the full text of articles, and provided
abstracts on this page. As this is part of my dissertation research,
I would very much appreciate your suggestions for additions to these
listings. The topics of "computer conferencing" and on-line teaching
are closely allied, so I am including references in those fields,
too." This fascinating resource by Mauri Collins that will be of
interest; even though it is not about videoconferencing it has some
Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
"In 1995, Rice University established the Center for Technology
in Teaching and Learning (CTTL) to address the ways in which information
technology can expand and enrich education on the Rice campus as
well as in other settings."
Serving educators with ideas, tools, and resources for integrating
technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum. techlearning.com
is produced by Technology & Magazine, the Well Connected Educator
and School Tech Expo & Conference, with contributions from hundreds
of teachers, administrators and other experts in the field.
The Learning Space Online Teacher Network
The Learning Space is a group of teachers in the state of Washington
committed to the use of technology in the improvement of student
The University of South Africa
This is an interesting look at what other countries are doing in
distance education. UNISA is the largest university in South Africa
and one of the largest distance education institutions in the world.
Two-Way Interactive Video Handbook
[Kim Obbink This is a valuable resource that addresses the issues
of videoconferencing logistics and instruction as it relates to
university settings. It also includes a glossary of videoconferencing
terms. Distance Learning and Instructional Telecommunication, Burns
Telecommunication Center, 128 EPS Building, Montana State University,
Bozeman Montana 59717.]
University of Wisconsin Extension
General site on compressed videoconferencing. Has links to definitions
and discussions on successful videoconferencing that include teaching
and technical resources.
The association's purpose is to promote the development and application
of distance learning for education and training. The constituents
they serve include K through 12 education, higher education, continuing
education, corporate training, and military and government training.
Videoconferencing for Learning-PACBELL
Pacific Bell's Web site that has information on using videoconferencing
in the classroom. "The Videoconferencing for Learning" Web site
supports effective use technology by providing basic information
about videoconferencing technology and instructional applications
as well as resources to help you link with other videoconferencing
teachers, librarians, and content providers."
Videoconferencing in British Columbia
A list of active videoconference sites in British Columbia and
a host of links related to videoconferencing and technology in education.
VTEL - Education Profiles http://www.vtel.com/industry/education/
profiles.htm Profiles a number of educational uses of VTEL systems
around the world. It paints a rosy picture and promotes VTEL, but
has some good information and examples.
K-12 Videoconferencing. This site gives information about using
videoconferencing technology for instruction, communication, and
collaboration. See examples and begin the design process, whether
you are a teacher and curriculum planner, or an administrator and
Susan Mason and Mike Davis are educators with over 35 combined
years of experience in the classroom and over 15 combined years
of experience working directly with videoconfer-ence education and
integrating technology into classroom curriculum. Practical training
for educators that focuses on integrating the technology skills
and knowledge they have learned into classroom curriculum. Training:
how to teach using videoconferencing, curriculum development, project
design, and software and hardware integration into classroom projects
(web design, presentation slide shows, science probe ware, and others).
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
EduLynx, Inc. P.O. Box 3335, Seward, Alaska 99664. Telephone: 907-224-4609
Hardware and Connectivity
Information about Multimedia Codecs and Technologies anything and
everything you wanted to know about a host of codecs.
Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
What a great overview of connectivity of all kinds. Five thousand
plus web pages, the entire web site is downloadable, and includes
an on-line course to boot. Would highly recommend this one.
Dan Kegel's Everything You Wanted to Know about ISDN Page
A very good resource list.
Hughes Space and Communications Company
Discussion of how satellites work and what you can do with them
Satellite101 (Satellite Technology for Young People).
Intel® Teamstation System
Intel's room-based videoconferencing system.
ISDN - Great Overview
The basics of ISDN, including much practical information for the
consumer, as well as some fairly technical descriptions of ISDN,
and finally some discussion on where ISDN or its replacement is
going in the future.
Motorola's Frame Relay Resources Page
Links to some good information on frame relay systems.
A videoconferencing system web site includes a link to a videoconferencing
guide that explains some of the basics about videoconferencing.
The Chariot Group
Specialists in providing solutions for videoconferencing and multimedia
University of Wisconsin Extension discussion of ISDN Information
University of Wisconsin Extension on Satellite Videoconferencing
VCON means Videoconferencing
This is VCON's site about their hardware and software.
Videoconferencing Equipment and Suppliers
These are the results of a survey performed on behalf of UKERNA
(United Kingdom Education & Research Network Association). The data
is in two sections, a list of videoconferencing equipment and a
list of suppliers of such equipment. Has a nice little table with
links and comparisons to videoconferencing equipment including many
that do business in the U.S.
Videoconferencing solutions by USWEST
Digital Visual Communications- This includes a description of VTEL's
products (hardware and software) and services.
If you want to know the meaning of a term in technology this is
the place for you. The most extensive list with meanings we have