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Development of Internet/Intranet Software tools for Synchronous Support of Training and Learning
Phone: (518) 283-8799
ILINC proposes to develop software tools for facilitated synchronous and asynchronous training through Internet or intranet networks. These tools will allow training and performance support at a distance using standards based technologies and cognitive approaches that are of demonstrated effectiveness. The objective of Internet access is to reduce/control costs of training. The tools would be designed to allow asynchronous (just in time) education to be combined with synchronous (live) interaction with trainers to dramatically improve the effectiveness and timeliness of training at a distance.The resulting collaborative learning environment will include: 1. synchronous application sharing, 2. desktop video and/or audio conferencing support, 3. student polling and assessment tools, and 4. sessions controls for scheduling. At the conclusion of Phase I, ILINC will deliver a prototype where clients will be able to do synchronous audio and application conferencing over minimum network connections of 28.8 kilo baud. With the addition of a video conferencing board, inexpensive camera, and network connection supporting 512 kilobits/sec on a multicasting network, we will be able to support audio/video/data synchronous training to over 40 sites at the same time. This support for sites is over 4 times what can be accomplished today with Intel ProShare or PictureTel systems.
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