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Distance Education Through Interactive Two-Way Videoconferencing

The core Japanese language courses (Japanese 110, 111, 210, 211, 310 and 311) offered on the UW Oshkosh campus are also sent to UW-Stevens Point using interactive, two-way videoconferencing (ITV).

Instructional Model

Japanese is taught in a traditional classroom setting that has been modified for ITV. Through the use of this technology, the instructors work closely with their students both at UW Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point.

A native-speaking facilitator is in the distance education room during class on the receiving campus to assist students. The use of facilitators helps ensure the success of the program on the receiving campus.

 

Technologies

There are a variety of ITV technologies available, which vary greatly in quality, reliability and cost. For our courses, Internet Protocol (IP) video is used in a classroom setting. Our hybrid learning environment incorporates a variety of other Internet-based technologies as well. We use a Web-based course management system to provide structure and a variety of instructional technologies for further developing students' language proficiency.

 

UW Collaborative Language Program

Distance-education through ITV is supported by the University of Wisconsin Collaborative Language Program (CLP). For more information, visit the CLP website.

by schrod69 — last modified Aug 10, 2012 03:54 PM