Webcasting PANEL: Julie McAfooes, RN, MS, C Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN Susan Newbold, MS, RN, C Joan Thiele, PhD, RN
Webcast • Live broadcast via World Wide Web • Video/audio of speakers • Slides • Polls (interactive, display results) • Message board (help, questions)
Planners • NLN CNI Executive Committee • NLN Staff • Compaq Computer Corp.
Planning • Review of earlier efforts by CRNE • Conference calls • E-mail • Web site information • Test runs • Practice session at NLN headquarters
Technology • Software for webcast • PowerPoint (develop slides) • Netpodium Broadcast Builder • RealNetworks Encoder (video/audio) • RealServer (broadcasts to sites) • RealPlayer (needed by audience) • Java-enabled Web browser
Technology • Hardware onsite • Microphones & audio mixer • Camera • Computers: audio/video compression • Computer: Tech Director • Computer: Message Center • Computer: Polling/slide control • phone line: send “feed” to hosting facility
Technology • Hardware: Compaq Hosting Facility • Serve 100 sites • Hardware: Participants • Multimedia computer, sound capability • Internet connection (28.8K bps or >)
Results • Average of 45 sites online at any one time, many with more than one viewer • Mostly faculty, mostly in the US • Some technical problems, but some had glowing reports
Questions • What potential uses do you envision for webcasting?
Questions • What advice would you give to those who want to conduct webcasts?
Questions • What would you tell people who want to receive webcasts to avoid typical problems?
Questions • Do you see webcasting in your future?