What is Video conferencing?
A video conference is a live video connection between people in separate locations for the purpose of communication or interaction. Video-conferencing allows people to communicate visually from anywhere in the world.
Uses of video-conferencing include:
- Distance Learning
- Sharing ideas with students at other universities
- Job Interviews
- Giving and receiving presentations to and from sites from around the world
- Conducting meetings between research groups and academics based at different universities.
We have even conducted video-conferences between UCL and astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), so no place is too remote for a video conferencing link-up.
If you hold regular meetings involving a substantial amount of travel, you might appreciate the benefits of holding some of them over a video-conference link. Benefits include:
- Reduces travel expenses
- Saves time
- Increases productivity
- Increases collaboration
- Improves communication
- Allows multi-point meetings across time zones & international boundaries.