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Course 1: Basic videoconferencing equipment training

This is a training program targeting users that have little or no experience with videoconferencing. It is required that the user has installed the equipment and that the equipment might be connected through ISDN or IP. The training is practical oriented, i.e. the end user practise to a large extent with guidance from the supervisor. This type of training will target small groups of end-users.


  • Introduction
  • Basic knowledge on using the remote control, i.e. topics covered might include how to steer the camera, the size of the monitor picture, how to use presets, far end camera control, sound control, how to mute the microphone, etc.
  • Interconnecting videoconference across ISDN or IP, e.g. manual connection or by using lists
  • Selection of monitor picture in multiple conferences, e.g. everyone look at each other or continuous presence
  • Echo-cancellation, e.g. what is the origin and what could we do to reduce/prevent it
  • Inclusion of other video sources like PC, document cameras, VHS, DVD, etc.

    Course 2: Become familiar with videoconferencing

    This course targets everyone that wishes to get an introduction and understanding of what videoconferencing might offer as a distance training and learning arena for organisations offering technical training..

    The goal of the course will be to give the end-users basic knowledge in how to integrate various types of additional equipment into distance training situations such that they act professionally during the videoconference. Training targeting basic pedagogic principles with focus on videoconferencing as a meeting place and proper training arena is included. The course doesn't require any special knowledge about videoconferencing.


  • Terminology
  • Basic user requirements and equipment
  • Additional equipment
  • Basic presentation techniques
  • Possibilities and limitations of videoconferencing
  • Demonstrations and exercises.

    By offering proper demonstrations in combination with practical oriented exercises, the participants will be guided through the mechanisms that might make videoconference to a successful communication and collaboration environment. The participants will experience both to transmit training and receive learning through one to one, and multiple conference setting. The main goal will be to make videoconferencing more convenient in distance educational settings. The participants will train on how to perform in front of the camera as well as relaxing when they look and listen to their performance on the monitor afterwards.

    Course 3: Presentation techniques

    This course targets everyone that wants to specialize by focusing on presentation techniques targeting distance training settings, supervising, mentoring and meetings by using videoconferencing.

    The goal of the course will be to give the participants practical training on how to plan, deliver and perform distance educational programs that explore videoconferencing technologies.

    The Course requires that the participants has knowledge that is comparable to the course Become familiar with videoconferencing.


  • Presentation techniques and pedagogical principles
  • Inclusion of simple and complex additional equipment and collaboration environments
  • Preparation and carry out of presentations in distance educational settings targeting technical training
  • Discussion and evaluation of the presentations

    The course focuses especially on presentation techniques targeting deliverance of distance training and education in technical subjects by using videoconferencing. The goal of the course will be to give the participants training in how to plan and deliver presentations that explore simple or more complex visual communication environments. The participants should through these exercises be more familiar with equipment as well as being more conscious on how various presentations sources and the variation among them might influence the quality of the distance training. Natural human - computer interaction within the videoconference is critical for obtaining a successful distance-learning product.

    The courses might be delivered as on site training where all participants meets physically, or it might be delivered as a distance learning course through a combination of e-learning and videoconferencing.

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