Presentation on theme: "Exploring distance sharing technologies for teaching QDA Linda Gilbert (University of Georgia, presenting on site), Dan Kaczynski (University."— Presentation transcript:
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),
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
Why and how… Why teach NV (or other software) at a distance? Access issues Travel costs How to teach well?
Collaborative tools ed projects Chat Learning management systems (WebCT, Blackboard, etc.) Application-sharing products – only beginning to be readily available to individuals
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
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)
Support goals Tech support/training Improve diagnostics Lower costs Educate customer Provide intimate service experience Collaboration Connect collaborating researchers / evaluators Connect student and supervisor
Devil’s in the details… Plug-in compatibility Possible firewall issues Interface issues Connection speed issues, esp. for application-sharing functionality User learning curve!