Video-Conferencing with Audio Software

  • Jon Baggaley Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University
  • Jim Klaas
Keywords: computer mediated communication, CMC,


An online conference is illustrated using the format of a TV talk show. The conference combined live audio discussion with visual images spontaneously selected by the moderator in the manner of a TV control-room director. A combination of inexpensive online collaborative tools was used for the event, based on the browser-based audio-conferencing software, iVocalize. The exercise illustrates how an impression of a fully featured online video-conference can be created without the need for complex video-conferencing software and high bandwidth.
How to Cite
Baggaley, J., & Klaas, J. (2006). Video-Conferencing with Audio Software. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 7(1).
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