Webcasting made interactive: Integrating real-time videoconferencing in distributed learning spaces

Ronald Baecker*, Jeremy Birnholtz, Rhys Causey, Simone Laughton, Kelly Rankin, Clarissa Mak, Alison Weir, Peter Wolf

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


This paper presents an extension to the ePresence Interactive Media webcasting infrastructure to support real-time voice and video conferencing for a few attendees while concurrently streaming an event to many others. We emphasize the tools for enhancing awareness of the remote attendees in the lecture hall or seminar room, and for facilitating communication between remote attendees and the lecturer. We present preliminary results of a field study of the use of this environment for a multi-campus university class.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInteracting in Information Environments - Symposium on Human Interface 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
StatePublished - 2007
EventSymposium on Human Interface 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4558 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherSymposium on Human Interface 2007


  • Awareness
  • Digital media
  • Digital video
  • ELearning
  • Streaming media
  • Synchronous communications
  • Videoconferencing
  • Webcasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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