International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part L (2017)
Using interactive video conferencing and internet for distance learning strategies in higher education
The education system is challenged with providing increased educational opportunities, within a context of rapid technological change and shifting market conditions, without increased budgets. Many educational institutions are answering this challenge by developing distance education programmes. Distance education takes place when a teacher and students are separated by physical distance, and technology, i.e., voice, video, data, and print, often in concert with face-to-face communication, is used to bridge the instructional gap. It is often helpful to bring guest lecturers into the classroom. It may also be helpful to have guest speakers at one or more of the distant sites. This will encourage involvement of the distant students, as well as allowing the students at the origination site to see what it is like to have the teacher at another location. The mix of internet services and the relative traffic associated with each service continue to change as well. The services representing the majority of the traffic are FTP and WWW. The internet is a network infrastructure that was originally sponsored by a variety of federal agencies, including the NSF and the Advanced Research Project (ARPA). The internet was intended to be a network that would facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and educators in universities, government agencies, and industry. Now a days all the universities are offering wonderful computer programmes. This emphasizes on growth of the education sector. People are working in different places even though they are continuing their education through distance learning programmes. This distance education programme are useful for those who are house wives and working persons. Distance education takes place when a teacher and students are separated by physical distance, and technology i.e., voice, video, data and print often in concert with face to face communication, is used to bridge the instructional gap.
How to cite this article:
A Vasudevan. Using interactive video conferencing and internet for distance learning strategies in higher education. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 765-769.