Jerry Steuerwald so graciously shared this in a comment this morning; so I’m sharing it again here in case you haven’t subscribed to comments on this blog. Jerry, good stuff! 🙂 Time to start your own blog. 🙂
Ten Steps to Successful Video Conferencing
Below are the keys steps that I have found are needed in order to be successful using video conferencing. This list comes after ten years of experience using the technology in education.
- Ownership: Equipment, network, process, communications, training, commitment.
- Stable Network: Bandwidth, firewall, testing, certification, problem solving, change management.
- Available (In-House) Technical Support
- Trained End Users:Equipment, VC protocol, content resources, basic problem solving.
- Practice: Test calls, reduce fear of technology failure, increase number of positive experiences.
- Advance Planning:Testing, scheduling, communications (internal/external), tech support.
- Locate Content Resources and Collaborate with Others: Free, paid programs and collaborations
- Coordinate, Communicate between In-House personnel (Tech-End User) and Outside Parties
- Participate in VC: Just do it! Start your learning curve.
- Plan for VC sustainability: Funds for programs and equipment repair/upgrades.
What’s in your “top ten” list for successful VC in education? What would you add? What do you think is the most important? Leave a comment!