The Social Networking functionality of the VcAlberta.com site has been moved to the Telus2Learn Community pages. You can access the 2Learn2Gether.ca network here (this will open a new window and take you away from this site).
Phase one of the VcAlberta.ca site went live the first week of October. Feedback and suggestions are now being solicited from the Alberta learning system. The site is being demonstrated to several committees and groups such as ACET, ACTIC, STAG, and TAG.
Mount Royal College's Department of Advanced Specialty Health Studies is training nurses in a northern hospital so it can re-open its Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, N.W.T. closed its four-bed ICU last June because it had only three nurses with the required training. It was the only ICU operating in the Northwest Territories, so patients have had to be flown to Edmonton or Northern B.C.
The U of L Connects with National University of Ireland, Galway
The University of Lethbridge expanded it's reach once again on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 by successfully connecting to The National University of Ireland, Galway. The videoconference, part of a class on globalization
Thanks to the videoconferencing technology available at Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, students in Grade 10 and 11 were able to witness history, when they held a videoconference with the Holocaust Survivor, Eva Braun, on March 10, 2005. The students connected directly from their classroom to the Museum of Tolerance
On February 14th, 2005 the Alberta Government announced a $6 million dollar investment to develop a province-wide videoconference system. The initiative will cover grades K through 12 and approximately $4 million will be used to establish and enhance existing videoconference technologies as well as constructing modern videoconference facilities in each school jurisdiction.
Alberta Education MInister Gene Zwozdesky noted that "We want to help school jurisdictions establish video-conferencing services to that teachers, students and administrators can begin using this new technology."
Several school jurisdictions have already utilized videoconferencing technology to augment their curriculum modules.
The 2005 Broadband Summer Institute has successfully concluded its annual retreat for educators and videoconferencing personnel. Participants exchanged new ideas on such topics as student engagement in the videoconferencing environment and how to better utilize broadband technologies as a functional tool in the classroom. For more information about the topics covered, please visit http://www.vcalberta.ca/bbsi.
3V-VC VPN on the Alberta SuperNet
The 3V videoconference cooperative is virtual private network on the Alberta SuperNet that provides K-12 jurisdiction members and post secondary members a solution to dial point-to-point or multipoint sessions from private IP endpoints secured by standards-based, next generation H.323 proxy/firewalls.
We've installed a new set of discussion forums on VCAlberta. The new forums allow for tight integration between the content displayed on this web site, and any discussions that may take place. If you've registered with the Videoconferencing Directory, then you've already got an account! Log in with your e-mail address and the password you were sent (or the one you have set)
Broadband Summer Institute 2006
The 2006 Broadband Summer Institute event will provide educators and videoconferencing personnel the opportunity to exhange new ideas on videoconferencing technologies and classroom integration. Media from the events (video / powerpoint) will be made available over the duration of the conference.
The 2007 Broadband Summer Institute event provided educators and videoconferencing personnel the opportunity to exhange new ideas on collaborative learning activities that demonstrated the power of advanced networks and technology to expand, enrich and support the teaching and learning experience. Media from the events (video / powerpoint) is available for viewing/download.
The conference will feature leading-edge keynotes, hands-on workshops, interactive concurrent sessions, live educational demonstrations by IP video-conference, discussions with key industry leaders, and an educational technology exhibit.
Connect with potential project partners and learn about current promising practices (pedagogical, technical, environmental) in the use of video-conferencing and related technologies.
Experience Canada's largest mountain range in the heart of the Rockies at the Banff Centre, a globally respected arts, cultural, and educational institution and conference facility.
VcAlberta has successfully launched our social networking component to our website. Educators from across the province can meet and collaborate with their peers to help provide unique and meaninful videoconference experiences for their students. Signup now (it's free) and get ready to participate in our dynamic social network.
Click on the social networking link and join our ever expanding community of peers for your collaborative needs.
The second season of VC Robotics is set to begin this coming Wednesday - January 21st. The session will run from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. For more information email
cellular VC connectivity
Please visit url tcs.nait.ca select Rocket Mobile Internet Stick TEST to see this archive, select from one of the two speeds 256K or 512K in the far-right column. Using the Rogers Rocket stick to connect to public Internet, I have made several successful connections to the video