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LTC TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

At the LTC we have many different ways to help you feel that you are a part of our online events. Regardless of the speed of your connection to the Internet, it is our goal that you receive all of the information presented during our live events.

Below we have provided links to the sites on the Internet that will allow you to get copies of the software you may need to attend our events.

If you already have the necessary software on your computer, you may want to quickly test the technologies.


Watching the "Show"

RealMedia:
Description: In some instances the proceedings will be broadcast using video. Pre-recorded video may also be used to demonstrate a particular phenomenon, make a point or simply to introduce the speaker. You will need to download the RealMedia player. (As some users may not be able to view the video signal in real-time or at all, we will make every attempt to ensure that your experience at the event or for the course is not severely diminished.)

From this download site look for the reference to the free RealPlayer. Once you have located the form that allows you to download the software, the information that you provide will instruct the server to provide you with the appropriate version of software for your computer and connection to the Internet.

  • Connectivity Required: 28.8 Kbps modem
  • Software Required: RealMedia Player


    "Listening"

    RealAudio:
    Description: In order to hear what our presenters or lecturers have to say, you will need to have RealAudio Player on your computer. Once you have this free application software, you will be able to hear a radio-quality broadcast of the proceedings.

    From this download site look for the reference to the free RealPlayer. Once you have located the form that allows you to download the software, the information that you provide will instruct the server to provide you with the appropriate version of software for your computer and connection to the Internet.

  • Connectivity Required: 14.4 Kbps modem or higher
  • Software Required: RealAudio Player for most platforms
  • Connectivity Required: 9.6 Kbps modem or higher
  • Software Required: No Additional Software Needed - Accessed from the event Web Site.


    Interacting

    WebChat:
    Description: A time will be set aside for participants to ask questions. Questions will be asked from the Web chat room and either answered as the speaker types the answer from within the chat room or answered audibly via RealAudio.

  • Connectivity Required: 9.6 Kbps modem or higher
  • Software Required: No additional software needed - Accessed from the event or course Web Site.

    Email :
    Description: For users who prefer email or cannot attend the course at the scheduled time, questions can be presented using email. As time allows, these questions will be answered via Web chat or RealAudio.

  • Connectivity Required: Any modem speed
  • Software Required: Your favorite email account


    Viewing Graphics

    Synchronized Graphics:
    Description: For some of the events, the slides that the presenter is referring to will automatically be sent to your screen.

  • Connectivity Required: 14.4 Kbps modem or higher
  • Software Required: Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer are the most popular browsers and are available on most computers.

    Manual Graphics Update:
    Description: For users using older Web browsers, the graphics displayed by the presenter are placed online in advance of the event. Each graphic is a separate Web page. As the speakers go through their slides, the remote participant is instructed to go to the next slide by clicking on a link located below the slide.

  • Connectivity Required: 14.4 Kbps modem or higher
  • Software Required: Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer are the most popular browsers and are available on most platforms.

     


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    credits

    This Quest Project - NASA K-12 Internet Initiative Web page
    was last updated on February 10, 1999.

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