August 14, 2007
ACSF Meeting: Future of Webcoferencing at UM
"Agora" on Sakai
-- Sean DeMonner (demonner)
Tool within Sakai/CTools. emerging tool. working well at test labs at the 'dude'. Java client. partial mac support. significant development and integration is still pending.
Pilot phase starting post Fall07 rush.
Apart from standard features. One that piques one's interest is "Movie Broadcast".
"Webex" at Business School
we cracked up as the opening remark from the presenter was: "DO NOT BUY". Well its not too bad a system, infact a business world standard in webconf. VoIP was only recently added, so the business school users were using it in conjunction with Skype.
at the business school they had a 10 user licence and a 1Cent overage charge for additional usage. Shockingly this brought their billing amount up from the apparent $16K to a whopping $80K. So, it is great for the business world, but not a good licencing model for the academic world.
ePop (at Law School)
-- for student interviews
-- good entry level system and great licencing options, compared to the big players
-- gives a great screen capture program (like Camtasia)
Adobe Connect - Med School and MAIS
-- MAIS piloted on the med school server and then moved onto a hosted solution with Adobe servers. They dont need kerberos, but the med school setup is integrated with kerberos.
-- production environment expected by summer 2008
End discussion points:
-- WebEx is market leader
-- Adobe connect was surprisingly cheap at 10K/year
-- Live Communicaion server (MS) was evaluated by several ppl, but not really adopted due to early lack of features, reconfig of switches, lack of VoIP
-- Vlad compared Illuminate and can send the comparision matrix
Posted by rdivecha at August 14, 2007 11:31 AM