A Brief Overview
Training through Satellite Communication has become a part of the teacher training programmes in Karnataka. Teleconferencing, as it is called, has come to stay. As of now, DSERT has a studio of its own and up link facilities. We have one way video and two way audio connectivity. Presently two way video system is being installed in the state through SSA. It is hoped that with two way video the teleconferencing will be at its best.
Teleconferencing is not new to Karnataka. Even when the nation has only one up link facility in ISRO Ahmedabad, teleconferences were conducted for teachers and other key functionaries. Later, ANSIRD at Mysore was given the studio and the uplink facility. This facility was used by the department of public instructions for organising training programmes. However, when ISRO launched a separate satellite for educational purposes, SATCOM became the order of the day. DSERT acquired a studio and its own up link facilities.
You must have attended one or the other teleconference until now. Please recall your experiences as a participant in the teleconference. Try to answer the following questions.
- How did the transaction take place?
- Were you a passive listener or could you also participate in the transactions in some way?
- How were the presentations? What were the attempts made to make presentations interesting?
- How was the reception of the telecast at the centre you were viewing the programme?
- Were you a panellist anytime in a teleconference? What were your experiences? Did you feel you were able to m12
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Teleconferencing needs a careful planning and a meticulous implementation of the plan. The whole process can be viewed in three stages.
Planning and Preparation of Support Literature
The content planning aspect is not much different from that of any other training programme. What really changes and needs special attention is the transactional strategy. The proposed inputs will have to be reorganised to suit the media. So we will discuss here only those special features which are unique to teleconferencing.
The above discussion does not give you every detail of a teleconference. However, you must have seen some at least by now. Please do the activities given below based on your experiences of a teleconference. Plan one session of 90 minutes duration for a teleconference on the following topic.
The concept of composite schools
You will have to plan the content for four presenters, slides for each of these presentations. Finally, the slides you prepare can be uploaded to our website for use by all DIET faculty.
Questions for discussion
Please try to think of teleconferencing from the following perspectives and note down your views. You can discuss these questions with your colleagues to help you take decisions.
What do you think of the above issues? Please prepare a write up on those issues. Your write up will become a part of the study material for this topic.
The anchor is the show manager. He/she initiates the programme, introduces panellists, acts as a liaison between the audience and the presenters. During the interaction session, he/she receives calls, notes down the questions asked and directs them to the relevant panellist. The anchor has to keep the time. It is his/her duty to ensure that the discussion does not lose its focus.
What do you think are the qualities of a good anchor person? Please list them here.
2. Training of Facilitators/Meeting of all the panellits
3. Actual Teleconference
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