Travel and transport

Videoconferencing

Did you know?

Transport is the second largest producer of greenhouse gases in Victoria, after electricity generation, emitting over 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. The average Australian household generates about six tonnes of greenhouse gas every year from transport alone. Deakin University’s Environmental Management Plan includes a specific objective to contribute positively to sustainable transport outcomes through reducing pollution and GHG emissions, reducing fuel usage and increasing public and other non-car transport use.

What is videoconferencing?

Videoconferencing is an interactive service which allows individuals to communicate via audio, video and computer technology across time zones and locations. It uses special audio visual equipment that enables people separated by distance to participate in lectures and meetings whilst having a sense that they are “all in the room together”. Video conferencing is essentially a live connection between people in separate locations that provides full motion video images and high-quality audio. What are the benefits? The benefits associated with videoconferencing are numerous, including:

  • saving time and money by reducing the effort and costs associated with travel between Campuses
  • reduces stress by not involving unpredictable traffic and fleet car bookings
  • reduces our environmental footprint by reducing emissions produced through intercampus travel
  • gives participants the chance to see others’ body language and facial expressions
  • allows participants to learn more about videoconferencing and to feel comfortable with the technology
  • gives access to participants who are in remote locations or limited by their physical location.

For more information on videoconferencing, visit the staff video conferencing site.

 

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20th May 2011