What is it?
Polycom is one company that provides video conferencing capability for the institutions using its services. Polycom offers various products providing varying levels of video and voice collaboration.
- Virtual face-to-face meetings
- Cut down on travel cost
Who uses it?
Video Conferencing systems are popular within business and increasingly within academe.
How does it work?
Users, separated by distance, are brought together through joint video cameras and projection systems. Each person or party can see and hear the other as if they were in the same space.
Things to consider
Cost. These systems, while robust, are generally expensive.
Uses as an Instructional Technology
Users can use this technology to connect with colleagues separarated by distance. This allows collaboration at a distance.
Resources at Wooster
If you would like more information about Polycom technologies you can look at the ELI 7 Things You Should Know about Telepresence. The College of Wooster has one space setup for video conferencing. If you have further questions about using this technology in your class, feel free to contact your Instructional Technology liaison.