Videoconferencing and Virtual Fieldtrips
CILC Virtual Meeting Room
The Elluminate Live! Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) is a place to meet online with live, two-way audio, text chat, application sharing, and a fully functioning whiteboard. CILC carries this concept over to virtual field trips.
Wimba Classroom™ 5.2, cornerstone of the Wimba Collaboration Suite™, is a fully-featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes audio, video, application sharing and content display. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.
eSchoolNews – Virtual Field Trips
As schools grapple with budget cuts and rising fuel costs, many districts are finding it necessary to reduce or eliminate field trips, leaving students and teachers with a surprisingly attractive option--virtual field trips. This article includes additional links and resources.
Education World - Get Outta Class With Virtual Field Trips
This article includes Tips for creating your own virtual field trips.
With a focus on schools, Tandberg provides interactive videoconferencing (IVC) and recording/archiving capability. TANDBERG's visual communication solutions provide access to innovative educational content, enable regional or even worldwide collaboration efforts and bolster professional development programs.
Tandberg's Connections Program offers free virtual field trips on a monthly, first-come, first-served basis to current customers.
iLinc Audio and Web Conferencing Plus Green Meter
The iLinc Green Meter is an automatic calculator inside the iLinc sustainable business Web conferencing software - that tracks CO2, cost, and travel reductions accrued by meeting online rather than traveling.
Polycom Global Sustainability
Polycom HD voice and video solutions provide videoconferencing and virtual field trip capabilities. Their Global Sustainability initiative is a 3-step process to reduce global impact.
Discovery Education - United Streaming
Discovery Education is a major supplier of streaming video content for K-12.