Piloting web conferencing software: Experiences and challenges

M Salter, Julian Prior

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In the current fiscal climate faced by educational institutions in the UK, elearning tools and technologies that promise efficiency savings as well as enhancing the quality and quantity of course offerings are gaining popularity. One such technology is Web conferencing where lectures, seminars, meetings or presentations take place online and allow for remote participation and collaboration via audio, video, instant chat and a virtual 'whiteboard.'[1]. Web conferencing also has the potential to provide a sustainable and economic alternative to face-to-face professional development conferences[2]. In this article we discuss the piloting of one such Web-conferencing solution (Elluminate Live!) in a number of areas at the University of Bath.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number67
Early online date3 Jul 2011
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2011

Bibliographical note

Marie Salter is e-Developments Manager in the Division for Lifelong where she works with staff both internally and across the University's Partner institutions to develop ways of effectively using and integrating technology into short courses and programmes to meet particular support, delivery and assessment needs.


  • web conferencing
  • web-conferencing
  • Elluminate
  • e-learning
  • Technology enhanced learning


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