To arrange a phone or video teleconference, contact Media Services.
- Audio/Phone: Several resources are available for hosting telephone conferences between students. A "spider phone" allows the professor and several students to speak with a distance student at one time. There are also procedures for initiating conference calls via a Regent University phone line.
Details: The "spider phone" is reserved through Media Services.
- Audio/Phone: The Phone Bridge is another phone conferencing tool similar to the "spider phone." This tool can be used to communicate with students and faculty both on and off campus.
Contact the Media Services if you are interested in using the phone bridge.
- Video Teleconferencing: A step up from a simple phone conference, video teleconferencing allows both participating parties to see and hear each other. Both parties must have video teleconferencing equipment capabilities.
Details: Video teleconferences can be arranged between the Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. Campuses. Contact Media Services to make arrangements.
- Web: Wimba is a building block in Blackboard. With Blackboard 6.1, students will have direct access to - Wimba. This tool allows "one-to-many" conferencing.
- Engaging Students in Conferences: Even with this advanced means of communication, obstacles still exist when encouraging students to participate.
Purpose and Use
- To provide a direct means of communication
- To add human dimension to the distance learning environment
- To engage learners who are aurally and visually oriented
- To feature contributors to an area of study or discipline over long distances
- To enhance the level of discussion regarding analysis of an issue or case