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Thursday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Simultaneously Improving Access, Pedagogy, and Instructor Autonomy: UW's Move from H.323 to Zoom

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Session description: For twenty-five years, the University of Wyoming utilized H.323 video-conferencing to deliver video-based, distance courses. During that time, this deeply entrenched technology went from something that seemed like a miracle, worth any cost, to being onerous, overly expensive, and finally(!) very replaceable. As the instructional designer directly responsible for our video-based classes and the liaison between those faculty, the staff who scheduled the rooms and the technicians who supported the equipment I ended up being the primary advocate and facilitator in our move to abandon H.323 and adopt Zoom as a full-on replacement. This presentation is about that process--in particular the needs that led to it and the search for and implementation of a solution.  

Session Outcomes: Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
1) Understand the many advantages cloud-based web-conferencing has over room based H.323 video-conferencing;
2) Initiate a conversation about making a similar change at their own institution;
3) Schedule/initiate a Zoom conference  

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Samantha Cook

Samantha Cook is the Instructional Design Librarian for the University of Wyoming Libraries and an adjunct professor for the University of Texas School of Information, currently teaching courses on archives and libraries in the digital world. She is a member of the Wyoming State Historical... Read More →
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Jeff Miller

Instructional Designer, University of Wyoming
For close to twenty years Jeff has been supporting distance education at the University of Wyoming. Now residing in UW's Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning and the recently reorganized Office of Distance Education Support, Jeff continues to assist faculty (and others) on a number... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm MST
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