Remote Teaching using EVO

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Dr David Bryant teaching the Graduate course Bio 430

at the University of Canterbury....from his office in Auckland

Dr David Bryant
Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland
Demonstration conducted
Friday May 18, 2007
2:00 - 4:00 pm


First example in NZ of cross-institutional live teaching using DVD quality video and shared desktops between regular (seminar) rooms and personal offices, enabled by the KAREN network


Location & Facilities were easy to access


An engaging experience for all

  • Students at Canterbury responded frequently with questions during the lecture
  • David Bryant was able to share his office desktop computer screen with class in Canterbury, and provide live demonstrations of software, and powerpoint presentations
  • Lecture was also watched live by two other BeSTGRID members (Paul Bonnington and Nick Jones) from their office desktops. Furthermore, Paul Bonnington also fully participated in the discussions from his office
Organised by A/Prof Neil Gemmell
BeSTGRID's Project Lead: University of Canterbury


Technology supported collaboration

  • DVD-quality (XGA resolution) video used for David Bryant and regular office whiteboard.
  • There were multiple video feeds from the Auckland office: DVD-video for Whiteboard, full resolution desktop computer display (as video), and two CIF-resolution camera feeds from other points in the office
  • EVO (Enabling Virtual Organisations) software was used for all aspects of the remote teaching
  • Multiple platforms used: Windows, Macintosh. Multicast network was not required. Session was operated by lecturers Neil Gemmell and David Bryant.


Photos from the Lecture (Selected Screen Shots)

All photos have been reduced in resolution. Full resolution photos available upon request.


Note that the students watched the lecture from large screens at the end of the lecture room. The laptops in front of the students were for experimenting with the Software being demonstrated.
Note that the students watched the lecture from large screens at the end of the lecture room. The laptops in front of the students were for experimenting with the Software being demonstrated.