The videoconference room


The layout of video conferencing facilities varies: Colgate's version of the early years in the new century show:
(1) large screen for the display of the instructor's computer screen (instructor can display teaching materials which can be streamed to remote site)
(2) white board which is placed in a way that a camera can easily be focused on it via a preset button
(3) computer connected to a visual presenter
(4) CD and cassette player for background audio as well as for videos that can be streamed to large screen and remote site
(5) screen for display of remote site
(6) tv screen for sending site (can be turned off if it is distracting seeing one's own studio on a screen)



Kade-Raum in Freiburg

For the intensive cross-cultural courses between the University of Freiburg and Colgate University
a special Max Kade Computer Room was established in Freiburg in the summer of 2000



Videoconferencing with PictureTel and PCAnywhere

Another alternative was NetMeeting






(1) Each participant has an avatar (example above: Heribert)
(2) The various schools have their virtual campuses with buildings and rooms: classrooms, exhibition rooms, reference rooms with dictionaries, grammars, etc.(see list on right, click to go to listed spaces)
(3) Chats and threaded discussions are the standard way for communication

The MOO (Multi-User Domain, Object Oriented) “MOOsigang” was based at Vassar College (See the article by Jeffrey Schneider, Silke von der Emde, and Markus K├Âtter)





Wiki is the virtual space for collaborative work


Virtual Museum



The virtual museum was a display area for projects (one clicked on the exhibited pictures to go to more information)