NLC installs three additional videoconference rooms

Northern Lights College students and staff will have three additional videoconference rooms linking the College’s three largest campuses.
The three new videoconference rooms – one on each of the Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John campuses – have increased to eight the number of videoconference facilities the College uses for delivering classes throughout the region.
Presenters can send video and audio, PowerPoint presentations, images from a document camera, computer screens, and DVD and VHS video over the systems. Course materials are available inside the College’s online course delivery system (D2L), which is accessible from anywhere in the world.
Funding for the videoconference rooms was approved by the College’s Board of Governors. The decision supports the College’s strategic plan initiatives of expanding delivery models for programming, and modeling environmental stewardship.
NLC’s videoconference facilities are maintained by the Education Technology (Ed Tech) department. Two members of that department, John Royer and Mark Hanen, were nominated for a provincial award in 2008 for their efforts in promoting the use of educational technologies, such as videoconference, at NLC.
Teaching over videoconference systems has been an incredible success at the College. NLC started using videoconference technology in 2004, delivering one class between the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek campuses.
Today, NLC offers more than 20 classes by videoconference between Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Fort Nelson. Four rooms can be connected simultaneously.

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