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Talk Like a Techie: 20 Day VC Challenge

It’s time for the 3rd annual 20 Day Challenge on videoconferencing topics, written by Roxanne Glaser and Janine Lim!

This year we tackle the complicated and challenging area of the technical aspects of videoconferencing. In K12 education, it’s often hard to find someone with knowledge of how standards-based (H.323) videoconferencing interacts with the district network. This can cause quality issues that present a barrier to educators and teachers who want to use videoconferencing. So for the next 20 days of blog posts, we’ll be sharing some best practices and background knowledge of how videoconferencing works on your network.

Target Audience

Our target audience for this series includes:

  • Educational service agency personnel involved with videoconferencing
  • District technology coordinators and technicians involved with making videoconferencing work on the network
  • School level educators who need enough background knowledge to effectively communicate with network folks

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Archive

Here is the archive of posts for the 2011 Challenge:

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