Videoconferencing Technology in K-12 Instruction: Best Practices and Trends, 1st Edition

  • Dianna L. Newman
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  • ISBN-10: 1599043335
  • ISBN-13: 9781599043333
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 309 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The use of videoconferencing is a growing factor in education and instructional technology. The majority of schools and higher education institutions now access or obtain some form of videoconferencing system. Teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty are in need of resources assisting the planning, use, design, and implementation of curriculum that uses videoconferencing.

Videoconferencing Technology in K-12 Instruction: Best Practices and Trends collects a comprehensive core of relevant and cutting-edge research on the current and future use of videoconferencing technology in education. This defining reference work serves as the foundation for future research and implementation for K-12 technology research, professional development, and integration efforts. Researchers in education, technology, and related fields will gain scientific evidence, case studies, and best practices from this book, which will add immense value to any library's collection.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: What is K-12 Videoconferencing?.
2: Videoconferencing and the K-12 Classroom: What Is It? and Why Do It?.
3: Bringing Providers to the Camera.
4: Taking Videoconferencing to the Next Level: Creating a Model for Museum Virtual Field Trips.
5: The Journey into Distance Learning: Test Drives, Roadblocks, and Destinations.
6: Making the System Work: The Content Provider and Videoconferencing in the K-12 Classroom.
7: From Concept to Conference: Developing a Distance Learning Lesson Using a Museum/School Collaboration Model.
8: Are You Having Fun Yet?.
9: Bringing Teachers to the Camera.
10: Use and Perceptions of External Content Providers: A Teacher's Journey through the Process.
11: Designing, Assessing, and Scaffolding Student Learning in Videoconferences.
12: Designing and Implementing Collaborative Classroom Videoconferences1.
13: Building and Supporting a System of Videoconferencing.
14: Leading the Art of the Conference: Revolutionizing Schooling through Interactive Videoconferencing.
15: Infrastructure for Videoconferencing.
16: Policy Issues Regarding the Instructional and Educational Use of Videoconferencing.
17: Videoconferencing and Teacher Preparation.
18: The Real World Buffalo*: Reality TV Comes to a Charter School.
19: Virtual Field Trips: Advantages and Disadvantages for Educators and Recommendations for Professional Development.
20: Enhancing Teacher Preparation through Videoconferencing Types.
21: Videoconferencing: An Alternative to Traditional Professional Development in the K-12 Setting.
22: The Impact of Videoconferencing: Does It Help?.
23: The Impact of Multimedia Videoconferencing on Children's Learning: Positive Outcomes of Use.
24: Point-to-Point Videoconferencing: Impact of Content Providers on the K-12 Classroom1.
25: Integrating Videoconferencing into the Classroom: A Perspective from Northern Ireland.
26: The Future of K-12 Videoconferencing.
27: Videoconferencing a New Literacy.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.