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Chart of Technology Uses


 

Asynchronous (Anytime, anywhere resources. Activities outside of class time)

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Wimba Live Classroom Lecture Capture
(Echo360 Appliance)
Lecture Capture (Echo360 Personal Capture Software) Video Hosting (Ensemble Video) Podcasting Server Video Conferencing Jive Software Collaborate
Instructor assigned learning modules (online or textbook based activities, exercises or tutorials) Learning modules, assessments, course content hosting (text, documents, powerpoint, etc)             Online group activities. Project planning. Discussion topics and polling.
Recording of lectures and presentations   Wimba Sessions can be recorded. Recordings available as downloadable format, or viewable via Wimba hosting for one year. Recording of live courses in equipped classroom. Provides video camera feed of instructor, plus desktop computer.  Recording on laptop or office computer. Use to record presentations outside of class time. Playback / hosting only. Limited recording capability via webcam via Podcasting Server website.    
Access to pre-recorded Lectures or demonstration videos  Links to external systems (Echo360, Ensemble video, podcast server) Wimba sessions can be archived and made available to students. Limited video capability (via web cam) Video recording of classroom (fixed camera), computer display, and microphone. Recording of computer display, web camera, and microphone. Hosting of videos. Converts video to appropriate formats automatically. Streaming video hosting that restricts student download access. Hosting of videos. Students can subscribe to podcast channels or download videos directly to their computers or devices.   Links to external systems (Echo360, Ensemble video, podcast server) 
Media (Audio or Video) for use during class   Links to external systems (Echo360, Ensemble video, podcast server)  Capability to launch video links within Wimba to external video hosting. Playback of Echo360 recordings.  Playback of Echo360 recordings. Playback / hosting only.   Playback / hosting only.    Capability to show video sources while in video conference.  
Student assigned additional activities, exercises or tutorials. Learning modules, assessments, course content hosting (text, documents, powerpoint, etc)  Wimba sessions can be archived and made available to students. Limited video capability (via web cam)  Video playback. Video playback.   Video playback.   Video playback.      Potentially. Configurable by space. Document sharing and storage capabilities.
Portfolios of student work Limited at a class level.             Potentially. Configurable by space. Document sharing and storage capabilities.
Blogging or Journals Limited to discussion groups in Vista.             Blogging and discussion topic options.
Recording of student presentations  Links to external systems (Echo360, Ensemble video, podcast server) Sessions can be recorded in Wimba rooms. Students can use the rooms to record if they have instructor access. Recordings can be made during class time. Faculty can edit recordings for a limited time after recording.  No student licenses exist. Playback / hosting only. Playback / hosting only.     

 


 

Synchronous (Live, simultaneous systems)

  GeorgiaVIEW
Wimba Live Classroom Lecture Capture
(Echo360 Appliance)
Lecture Capture (Echo360 Personal Capture Software) Ensemble Video Podcasting Server Video Conferencing Jive Software Collaborate
Live lecture Links to other systems. Limited capability via chat tool (not generally recommended. Wimba is better suited). Digital whiteboard sharing, desktop sharing, audio communication between students and the instructor. Breakout room capabilities. Next version of Echo360?      

Live lecture from video conferencing site to site.

Student connectivity undergoing testing.

 
Small group discussions during formal course time.   Breakout rooms with separate audio groups. Faculty can visit each group.            
Live lab demo (Video view of activity that cannot be simulated or displayed on computer)   Limited capability via web camera. Low quality video feed. Next version of Echo360?        Live video from video conferencing room to site. Limited by network connectivity between points. May improve with USG bridge service.  
Drawing or writing by hand   Limited by Wimba whiteboard. Desktop sharing possible as well. Archived video recordings are not as effective as Echo360. Some issues with audio/video syncing reported by faculty. Capture of lecture presentation sources. Most rooms can capture document camera in addition to the computer display at a high refresh rate. Camera may capture some white board writing, but not as reliable as a document camera feed or the computer via digital ink. Recording only. Digital ink (via tablet input device). Web camera feed is not typically sufficient for capturing writing.     Live video conference feed from document camera or computer source (SMART Podium).  
Live annotation of existing images or diagrams.   Digital whiteboard/screen sharing. Live capabilities in the next version of Echo360? Live capabilities in the next version of Echo360?  Playback / hosting only.      
Interactive, two way, communication lecture. Instructor or student led.   Students can be given instructor level control over environment.     Playback/hosting only.       
Media (Audio or Video) for use during class   Can launch external media links during live sessions. Playback / hosting only. Playback / hosting only.  Playback / hosting only.  Playback / hosting only. Capability to show video sources while in video conference.  
Faculty and Student meetings   During class or outside. Breakout rooms available as well.            
Student to student meetings   During class or outside. Breakout rooms available as well.         Not currently offered.   
Student group meetings   Digital whiteboard sharing, desktop sharing, audio communication between students and the instructor. Breakout room capabilities.         Not currently offered.  
Collaborative document creation/editing Limited capability. Versions can be posted. No shared screen, real-time editing. Digital whiteboard sharing, desktop sharing, audio communication between students and the instructor. Breakout room capabilities.            Potentially. Not implemented at this time.