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As mentioned in our previous lesson some important application area of ICT are:

  1. Video Conferencing
  2. Tele conferencing
  3. Tele Presence
  4. Tele Communicating and Network
  5. Tele Computing
  6. Messaging
  7. Information Search, retrieval and archival

 

Video Conferencing

This is a technology whereby two or more people at different locations can see and hear each other at the same time, as if they were in the same room and there is possibility of sharing computer applications for collaboration. Telephone is not the same as a video call. A video conferencing system requires the audio visual equipment, which includes a monitor, camera, microphone, and speaker as a means of transmission.

BENEFITS

  1. Meetings can be arrange at short notices
  2. Personnel reports can be made with less disruption to everyday activities
  3. An individual can exchange information and communicate with one another  either in same building or around the world
  4. Individuals can exchange information an communicate with one another either in the same building or around the world.
  5. An individual can collaborate on a research paper with one another making use of video conferencing

 

TELECONFERENCING

A teleconference is a meeting or a gathering held via a telephone or a network connection between participants in remote cities or work sites. Terms such as audio conferencing, telephone conferencing and phone conferencing are also sometimes used to refer to teleconferencing.

BENEFITS

The advantage of using teleconference for businesses include saving in travel time and cost to get all participants to one location. Its quicker to organize than arranging a meeting.

The teacher summarizes the lesson and allows student to ask questions to clear doubts.

Assessment:

1.   Explain teleconferencing

2.     Explain telecommunication and network

Assignment:

Make a research online on difference between teleconferencing and video conferencing.

 

 

See also

DATA PROCESSING

Generations of Computers

ELECTRONIC COUNTING DEVICES AND MODERN COMPUTER

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL COUNTING DEVICES

MECHANICAL COUNTING AND CALCULATING DEVICES

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