This conference may be of benefit as a development opportunity for
staff seeking to make greater use of both old and new technologies.
It may be of particular help to staff engaged in Teaching Quality
Enhancement Fund (TQEF) projects/activities in institutions. Please
note the deadline for proposed contributions.
The First DIVERSE International Conference on Video and
Videoconferencing in FHE, July 2 to 4 at Derby.
DEADLINE for CONTRIBUTIONS, Friday 31 March. Forms on website - link
Video is resurgent as a medium, partly because of developments in the
capacity of the WWW to handle video, but also because
videoconferencing is becoming very popular and useable, and there are
new options for telepresence teaching using interactive television.
Further developments in video - high-density video storage, video on
demand, and the integration of TV and Internet facilities could
revolutionise access to learning materials in the home, as well as in
The conference will be more concerned with the pedagogical
opportunities than technical details. As far as we are aware there
is no other conference in the world that seeks to draw out the
potential of TV/video/Internet for the future, by collecting a very
full range of research and practice together. It is already
attracting considerable attention worldwide. Abstracts (300) words
are called for by 31 March, against a number of themes. More
information and a form are available on the website:
There will be special pre-conference workshops offering hands-on
experience of the VESOL video production systems at Derby, and our
unique narrowcast multipoint, interactive two-way satellite
television telepresence teaching system. Five studios deliver
lessons to 22 classroms and 6,000 students in Israel, across five
sites. Each studio transmits up to 60 hours a week.
Thank you for your interest.
Professor Christopher O'Hagan
Dean of Learning Development
Centre for Educational Development and Media
University of Derby
DERBY, DE22 1GB
Tel: +44 (0)1332 591255 (direct)
Fax: +44 (0)1332 622772
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and article proposals for the webzine The Technology Source:
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