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1 Exploring distance sharing technologies for teaching QDA Linda Gilbert (University of Georgia, presenting on site), Dan Kaczynski (University of West Florida, connecting from Sydney, Australia),

2 Overview  Brief demo of application-sharing program  Connecting from Sydney to Durham  Overview of functionality  Application sharing in action – NVivo demo  Explore possibilities as a group

3 Why and how…  Why teach NV (or other software) at a distance?  Access issues  Travel costs  How to teach well?

4 Collaborative tools  ed projects  Chat  Learning management systems (WebCT, Blackboard, etc.)  Application-sharing products – only beginning to be readily available to individuals

5 Application-sharing history  Corporate goals  Collaboration  Tech support  Web-based or peer-to-peer  Web-based tends to be large scale, in or outside a network.  Peer-to-peer requires client-side software, usually inside a network

6 About application-sharing  Allows  View/control desktop – see applications in use  Other collaboration tools (whiteboard, chat, etc.)  Some programs  Horizon Wimba  WebEx  Centra Live  LiveOffice (MS’s Netmeeting replacement)  Breeze (by Macromedia)

7 Support goals  Tech support/training  Improve diagnostics  Lower costs  Educate customer  Provide intimate service experience  Collaboration  Connect collaborating researchers / evaluators  Connect student and supervisor

8 Devil’s in the details…  Plug-in compatibility  Possible firewall issues  Interface issues  Connection speed issues, esp. for application-sharing functionality  User learning curve!

9 NV demo….

10 Possibilities?  Group discussion…


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