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The Video Wall Project Video Technology at the Leading Edge in Education Stephen Giles and David Abramson,
 

Summary: The Video Wall Project ­ Video Technology at the Leading Edge in Education
Stephen Giles and David Abramson,
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering,
Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.
{sgiles, davida} @csse.monash.edu.au
Monash University has a history of using videoconferencing for the conduct of
meetings of around 8 years and for the teleteaching of subjects of around four
years. The teleteaching systems are based around ISDN videoconferencing
equipment integrated into lecture theatres (150 ­ 180 seats) and classrooms (25 ­
60 seats). This technology has been gaining acceptance across the Faculties of
the University and has been the focus of planning for the future for Monash
University into the new Millenium.
A topic of much discussion in the past few years has been the mainly US­based
research into the application of high­speed networks (Internet2, Next Generation
Internet) in higher education and there have been a number of demonstration
projects implemented.
The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering has recently
completed the acquisition, testing and installation of a high quality (near broadcast
standard), MPEG­2 CODEC­based, transmission system to raise the standard of
the video image and audio quality used in conferencing systems. Implementing the

  

Source: Abramson, David - Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences