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Videoconferencing in vogue thanks to volcano

21 April 2010


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UCL's videoconferencing facilities are in demand from academics and others stranded by the travel chaos caused by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Videoconferencing allows people in separate locations to communicate visually from anywhere in the world.

It can be used to give and receive lectures or presentations from remotely located sites, conduct meetings between research groups and academics based at different universities, and much more.

The university has even hosted videoconferences between academics and astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station.

UCL has three main facilities: the Pearson Studio, the Cruciform VC Room and the Access Grid, all bookable via UCL Multimedia.

The Access Grid allows videoconferencing between multiple sites in the UK or around the world, all at the same time.

For more information about any of these facilities, follow the link above.

Image: UCL quadrangle in spring

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