be able to give flexible training, we have developed five web-based
courses covering the most relevant aspects on visual communication.
The e-learning materials have been created in order to point
out important topics and basic components of videoconferencing
as an educational tool that help improve the pedagogical methodologies.
However, it is impossible to replace hands-on practice with
just e-learning. In order avoid this obstacle, a number of instructional
videos have been produced to help visualizing the teaching process
as well as technical challenges. The courses consist of text
documents and a number of instruction videos. All materials
are presented in English. It is recommended that the user has
got access to a videoconferencing system and necessary peripherals,
where all components are installed and set up properly. The
videoconferencing equipment should be able to connect to an
ISDN or IP network.
Course 1. Basic training
This is a training program targeting users that have little
or no experience with videoconferencing. The basic technology
is described and we focus on necessary and useful peripherals
that can, or should, be used.
Course 2. Design of infrastructure
To assure that different kinds of visual communication are
considered to be successful for both course leaders and course
participants, it is of great importantance that the tecnical
infrastructure and room properties are considered thoroughly.
Course 3. Presentation technique 1 - Become familiar with
Visual Communication and Collaboration
This course targets everyone that wishes to get an introduction
and understanding of what videoconferencing might offer as
a distance training and learning arena for organisations offering
Course 4. Presentation technique 2 - Blended Learning and
In this course we will be try to give basic understandings
on how to plan, deliver and perform distance educational programs
by use of visual communication in a blended learning context.
Course 5. Presentation technique 3 - Optimalization of Visual
This is a course targeting everyone that has got some experience
with videoconferencing teaching and wants to optimize the
experienced quality of the lecture, both from your own and
the other participants' point of view.