Broadband ISDN telephone links now enable real-time video-conferencing and multi-site lecturing as well as personal video communication. This highly topical book sets out the potential of ISDN and considers its practical educational value, costs and opportunities. Case studies of both training and education applications are described from several countries which highlight both practical and philosophical issues for researchers, trainers and managers in education and business, as well as the communications industry itself.
ISDN - theoretical specification; ISDN costs and policy issues; the educational value of ISDN; extending the classroom/campus via digital compressed video; videoconferencing in a multi-campus setting; ISDN in Australian tertiary education; videotelephony in Norway; ISDN conferencing; ISDN technology in teaching; Co-Learn - a multimedia environment for collaborative learning; Ecole - multimedia for distributed learning; Le Visiocentre - a French experiment; other applications of ISDN; use of ISDN for image banks; integration of ISDN into multifunctional visual communication networks.
Number Of Pages: 292
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.59