Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models

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Andrews, Trish, Smyth, Robyn, Tynan, Belinda, Vale, Deb and Caladine, Richard. 2008. "Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models ." Atkinson, Roger J. and McBeath, Clare (ed.) 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2008). Melbourne, Australia 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2008 Melbourne, Australia.
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Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsAndrews, Trish (Author), Smyth, Robyn (Author), Tynan, Belinda (Author), Vale, Deb (Author) and Caladine, Richard (Author)
EditorsAtkinson, Roger J. and McBeath, Clare
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2008)
Number of Pages4
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780980592702
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne08/procs/andrews.pdf
Conference/Event25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2008)
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25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2008)
Parent
Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
30 Nov 2008 to end of 03 Dec 2008
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

Rich media technologies are commonly defined as technologies that enable users to engage in interactive communication, with the ability to see, hear and interact with multiple communication streams synchronously or access them asynchronously. Rich media technologies are also characterised by their ability to support non-verbal communication such as body language and vocal inflection. The rapidly increasing access to rich media technologies such as video and web conferencing both commercially available and as open source, provides a wealth of opportunities for education. This is a rapidly changing landscape as existing and emerging technologies increase both access and expectation in regards to communication. Coupled with this is the growing recognition that new generations of students have greater expectations of media rich learning opportunities and in many cases institutions are poorly placed to respond to this demand.

Keywordsvideo conferencing; web conferencing; rich media; rich learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
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University of New England
University of Wollongong
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