Video conferencing is a communications technology that integrates video and voice to connect remote users with each other as if they were in the same room. Each user needs a computer, webcam, microphone, and broadband internet connection for participation in video conferencing. Users see and hear each other in real-time, allowing natural conversations not possible with voice-only communications technology.
In simple terms, students are located in one room at Tauhara College and are connected via the above equipment to a teacher in another school. Teachers deliver their lesson to all students that have ‘dialled into his school’. Students have a one hour lesson once a week. Work is completed either on line or in written form. Assessments are completed at Tauhara College under supervision and then posted off for marking to the video conferencing teacher.
Please refer to the files below for course options and 2012 enrolment forms.