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Iíve got funding to start videoconferencing ó where do I begin?
Presumably, to get the funding, you had to make a case so you will have an idea about:
However, there may have been changes since making the case so check these things out (Subject Section: Uses of Videoconferencing).
- How you want to use videoconferencing e.g. for teaching, personal communication, research purposes or what ever it may be
- With whom you want to communicate
- The scale of videoconferencing you want to use (largely dependent on the above points)
You will probably be more concerned though with the specific choice of equipment etc. and with any other consider ations that you should be making, e.g. optimising the envi ronment for videoconferencing. It will also be important to be clear about how much you want to do yourself and when you want to call in the experts. You may also want to find out if there is any merit in co-operating with any other individuals or groups who are using videoconferencing locally. It will probably be useful to read the Subject Sec tions: Videoconferencing Systems and Methods of Signal Transmission, The Videoconferencing Environment and Management of Videoconferencing Services.
You should then be in a position to know:
- Specifically how you want to spend the funding
- What strategy you want to use in implementing and sup porting whatever systems you choose to use. This will include knowing:
- Which other individuals/groups you want to work with in order to get the service you want and
- What mechanisms you will use to communicate with those people
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