Computer Information Systems in Education/Chapter 3/Section 8 -- Videoconferencing
Computer Information System - Videoconferencing
Using videoconferencing has definitely afforded opportunities to students of this generation that have not existed before. In the past, for a student to see a foreign country they would have to travel to that country, see it on TV or in a magazine, but now with the power of technology, students do not have to leave the classroom. Everything is at their fingertips. Videoconferencing has become increasingly popular. Personally, I believe that videoconferencing is an excellent way to connect students and professionals from across the world and to take them to places that they cannot even imagine while having fun and learning at the same time.
Polycom is a videoconference base software system that the Funeral Services Education program will be implementing into their program by August 2009 to expand their delivery options. The implementation of this software system is part of the major renovation of the Embalming Lab. The goal of the implementing this software system is to allow for live body preparation (embalming) demonstrations to broadcast across the state of South Carolina for students and Funeral Service Professionals for their professional development. If someone misses a videoconference, it will be able to be viewed at a later time at a pass coded site.
During the planning phase, the ad hoc committee (consists of: Director of Funeral Service Education, Professor of Funeral Service Education, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Grants Coordinator, Procurement Officer, and Associate Dean of Learning Technology Services) for this project will develop a proposal and the proposal will consist of the software system that will meet the needs of the students, the source of funding, the training needs for the software and the implementation date.
Identify the software that will improve student learning.
Polycom What is the budget for this project?
$20,000 What is the source for the funding?
Federal Grant What type of training is needed to operate this software?
Users would sign up for an online training demonstration for the software. What is the anticipated implementation date?
August 26, 2009
Tasks Time Start Date April May June July August Planning Phase 3 weeks 4/20/2009 Analysis Phase 1 week 5/8/2009 Design Phase 2 weeks 5/11/2009 Implementation Phase 2 months 6/1/2009
In the Analysis Phase, the ad hoc committee will evaluate the results that are yielded from the planning phase of the project. During this time, it is important to make sure that this software system works with system that it will be implemented. Also, the committee has
What are the benefits to using this software?
Multiple users can meet, share, edit documents/spreadsheets and communicate synchronously If an attendee misses the meeting, the meeting can be recorded and be viewed later by the user. What is the total cost of this project?
During the Design Phase, it is important for the ad hoc committee to determine to proper placement of the system to maximize its’ potential. The equipment will be installed in the Preparation Room in V Building at Piedmont Technical College.
Polycom HDX 8002 XL videoconferencing system
Polycom ceiling microphone
AVI Camera Wall Mount
3 year warranty
2 Flat Screen TVs
During the implementation, the Information Technology Department of the college will oversee the installation of the videoconferencing system. Once the system is installed, the IT Department will be responsible the training of the users, the maintenance and the security of the system.
Polycom is videoconferencing software system? Polycom allows for a videoconference to be recorded and viewed later by a user without a pass code? Piedmont Technical College will be using Polycom to offer continuing education programs. It will take 1 year for Piedmont Technical College to implement the Polycom software system. Only one user at a time can use the Polycom system.