Audiographics moves to the web
Rowe, S & Ellis, A 2006, 'Audiographics moves to the web', AusWeb06: Proceedings of the Twelfth Australasian World Wide Web Conference, Noosa Heads, Qld., 1-5 July, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
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Traditional audiographic set-ups, using bridged phone lines (audio) and modem linked computers (graphics) were a well established educational technology just before and in the early years of the Web. Over the last few years a second generation of Web-based audiographics software, now commonly termed Web conferencing or collaborative software, has renewed educational and business interests in this technology. This new generation of audiographics relies on Internet connections and using powerful and reliable server-based platforms, offers a range of integrated instructional tools (VoIP, shared whiteboard, shared applications, video windows and archival recording) all within a single, easy to manage, Web browser window. One of these new generation products, Elluminate Live! http://www.elluminate.com/ is being used for teaching within the School of Commence and Management at Southern Cross University. Issues of staff and student use in the early phase of adoption are outlined and the additional advantages of this second generation audiographics technology are discussed.