Guides - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
This report discusses telecommunications as a possible medium for conducting certain types of Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) business. Under the general heading of teleconferencing, the paper examines a number of telecommunications options including two-way video, electronic mail, slow-scan video, facsimile equipment, electronic blackboards, computer conferencing, and audio teleconferencing. Cost estimates are provided for each type of system, and it is recommended that PCC members become familiar with the lowest cost and most flexible of the various options, i.e., audio teleconferencing. It was also recommended that: (1) the Consortium use the teleconferencing services provided by Kellogg, Incorporated, of Denver, Colorado; (2) use of teleconferencing services by Consortium members initially consist of dialing from convenient locations, with use of electronic mail for correspondence and database access as a second step; and (3) the Consortium experiment with teleconferencing for the first year before purchasing or leasing the appropriate terminal equipment. Also provided are guidelines for setting up the teleconferencing services plan, including 10 protocols for ensuring a successful teleconference. A list of references is included, as well as lists of organizations providing: (1) teleconference services; and (2) audio conference terminal equipment. (JB)
Paper presented before the Pacific Circle Consortium (Vancover, British Columbia, Canada, August 1983).
Alaska; Computer Communication; Electronic Mail; Pacific Circle Consortium
1 - Available on microfiche
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska State Dept. of Administration, Juneau. Div. of Telecommunications Services.