What Is DVC ?

Cutting-Edge Technology For Improving Instructional Experiences

DVC provides two-way transmission of video and audio right from one's desktop computer in addition to the exchange of text, graphics, and digital movies using a whiteboard. In the picture below the whiteboard is called a "shared window." Faculty and students can collaborate in realtime on art designs, research and class projects, proposals, and writing using DVC on their desktop computers. They can see and hear each other and share work in progress simultaneously from their computer screens.

The following picture shows what a DVC session may look like on a computer screen. Apple's QuickTime Videoconferencing Kit was used for this. The two investigators for this project are shown in the windows on the left--
Dr. Penny Semrau is in the top window and Dr. Barbara Boyer appears in the bottom window.

Related Links to Learn More About What DVC Is:

Michael Sattler's Web Site on CU-SeeMe
An award winning site describing DVC with a useful list of DVC users.

DT5 Desktop Videoconferencing
An overview of DVC and descriptions of some DVC products such as Intel's ProShare, Sun's ShowMe Video, and CU-SeeMe.

Introduction to DVC by NASA
A report on the use of the videoconferencing software package, CU-SeeMe, to distribute NASA-TV over the Internet.

Desktop Videoconferencing: Technology And Use for Remote Seminar Delivery
A thesis submitted for completion of a M.S. at North Carolina State University. This research document covers important non-technical aspects to consider when evaluating DVC focusing on human computer interaction and social issues.

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