What is webcasting?
Different from Video Conferencing?
What are the drivers?
Key market technologies
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ProLearn Summer School 2006
Basic audio-visual equipment for webcasting
Audio-Visual Webcasting Tips
When preparing for a webcast a number of issues needs to be considered,
particularly if you are using a venue that does not have dedicated
audio visual equipment.
- Ensure that webcasting is the right
tool (ie if you want lots of interaction and a select audience
of remote viewers, then video conference technologies maybe better.
For many simple events where you are looking to increase the
number of viewers, webcasting is the right tool.
- Venue. Key features of the location are ambient light to
allow some features of the speaker to be recognizable, and a good
for the camera.
- Equipment, testing. Make sure the kit you have is functioning,
and get fresh batteries!
- Rights - ensure speakers AND local audience are aware upfront
that the event is been broadcast and recorded, check material
in presentations don’t have rights issues.
- Advertising events, ensure remote audience aware of software
required to view events.
- Remote audience feedback – either through back channel
chat, though a simple ‘post comment/question’ form
on web page, coupled with a facilitator in audience to ask questions
behalf works, or even an e-mail address. Future research into
improving remote audience presence is to be under taken.