These are success stories that I have participated in, have
been told happened, or I made them up.
| The Penn State Bridge supported 18 sites that connected for
a technology seminar for 2 hours. The sites connected early, and
the moderator followed the list of Etiquette for Video Conferencing.
The sites that were not talking, stayed muted. Thanks to all who
participated in the session.
|HR Benefit training to Commonwealth Campuses. Sites were
invited to connect, and listen to a short presentation about the
program, and then was followed by a question and answer segment, where
sites were invited to ask specific questions about their program.
This was very interactive, and informative for all sites that were
Please look at the cost comparison for the above event:
5 fleet vehicles, 22 employees traveling
time 1 to 3 hours per person, parking charges or hassles, setting a
room for 30 participants. Price estimated at $2,500.00
Video conferencing cost: electricity of the
Codec estimated at $25.00 The codec for each campus was within
walking distance of everyones office.
|A Campus French class dialed to a video conference site at a
University in France. The U.S. Students spoke in French, and the
French would talk to the U.S. students in both French and English.
Toward the end, they got to talk about computer games, cute boys they
saw in the rooms, and laugh as how some of the U.S. students said the
|A group of students in the U.S. connected to a video conference
site in Iraq. They got to ask questions about each others
country. This was well structured and went very well for all
|10 Interviews, 10 Different individuals, 10 different states, all
done in 10 hours. A group of 5 people wanted to interview for a
new opening. They found 10 qualified applicants, and wanted to
interview each one of them. Finding a time that all 5 directors was
difficult, as each ones time is very valuable. Each of the
applicants went to an interview location, usually within 10 minutes of
each interviewees location (office or home). They connected and
would meet one on one (5) in an interview with each being able to see
and hear each other, and in some instances, the interviewee would
provide samples or examples of their work, either holding the object
up, or placing it on a document camera for detailed explanation.
They would disconnect from the participant, and take 5 minutes to
discuss the applicants potential for the new position. Then they
dialed to the next location, and after a brief audio and video test,
they began their next interview.|
| There is no cost comparison for this, the
costs would be difficult to determine, but I believe the costs to
interview 10 employees would be more expensive in person, while the
almost same results of an 'in person' interview could be achieved with
video conferencing. |
|One group of advisors only met once a year, and tried to cover
everything in that half day session. With video conferencing,
they now meet once a month for one hour. Their year meeting is
much less stressful, and they are accomplishing more things
efficiently meeting, updating and changing every month instead of
waiting once a year. Again, video conferencing does not need to
stop travel. Getting together is beneficial. Video
Conferencing only enhances the ability of getting together to
|Think of how you could put Video Conferencing to use for you.|