Exploring distance sharing technologies for teaching QDA Linda Gilbert (University of Georgia, presenting on site), email@example.com Dan Kaczynski (University of West Florida, connecting from Sydney, Australia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview • Brief demo of application-sharing program • Connecting from Sydney to Durham • Overview of functionality • Application sharing in action – NVivo demo • Explore possibilities as a group
Why and how… • Why teach NV (or other software) at a distance? • Access issues • Travel costs • How to teach well?
Collaborative tools • E-mailed projects • Chat • Learning management systems (WebCT, Blackboard, etc.) • Application-sharing products – only beginning to be readily available to individuals
Application-sharing history • Corporate goals • Collaboration • Tech support • Web-based or peer-to-peer • Web-based tends to be large scale, in or outside a network. • Peer-to-peer requires client-side software, usually inside a network
About application-sharing • Allows • View/control desktop – see applications in use • Other collaboration tools (whiteboard, chat, etc.) • Some programs • Horizon Wimba • WebEx • Centra Live • LiveOffice (MS’s Netmeeting replacement) • Breeze (by Macromedia)
Support goals • Tech support/training • Improve diagnostics • Lower costs • Educate customer • Provide intimate service experience • Collaboration • Connect collaborating researchers / evaluators • Connect student and supervisor
Devil’s in the details… • Plug-in compatibility • Possible firewall issues • Interface issues • Connection speed issues, esp. for application-sharing functionality • User learning curve!
Possibilities? • Group discussion…