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Interactive Television Conferencing

The Distance Education office implements video conferencing technology in real-time so that faculty, staff, and administrators at Austin Peay University can communicate on a classroom to classroom basis, classroom to any location in the United States, or allow for communications with various locations world wide.

Applications and Resources

Faculty are encouraged to consider video conferencing technology to enhance on-ground and online classes and to expand offerings to extended campus locations. Through the use of VC technology you can:

  • Bring in guest speakers from around the world and avoid travel expense and hassle
  • Conduct real-time discussions with groups of students or colleagues in other locations
  • Establish learning communities with other universities
  • Enhance foreign language classes by connecting with a classroom of native speakers
  • Prepare study abroad participants with pre-trip meetings
  • Expand extended campus offerings, eliminating travel time and expense
  • Increase enrollments through 2+2 partnerships with community colleges
  • Take virtual field trips to such places as the National D-Day Museum and Smithsonian Art Museums
  • Conduct interviews with potential faculty

Rates & Scheduling

ITV Rates

Austin Peay users (credit or non-credit)No charge
External state agency customers$100/hour*
Other external agency customers: 

            One hour minimum; billed per the half hour after the first hour
                   8:00 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.                                 $125.00 per hour*
                   4:30 p.m. - 8:59 p.m.                                 $187.50 per hour* 
                   9:00 p.m. - 7:59 a.m.                                 $250.00 per hour*

            If you require setup time (e.g. for a videographer) prior to the scheduled start time
            you will be billed at the rate of $62.50 per hour.

 

All times are U.S. central time and the hourly rate includes use of the facility and an ITV facilitator.
* Fees include a $50 nonrefundable setup/testing charge.

Scheduling

Please use the Video Conference Request Form to initiate your request for a video conference. In order to avoid scheduling conflicts, please contact us to book your conference as early as possible.

NOTE:  Clarksville is in the Central Time Zone - please remember to consider this when scheduling your conference.

All customers must provide an Internet Protocol (IP) number at least one day prior to the scheduled conference for testing purposes.

Facilities are located on Austin Peay's main campus, in the McReynolds Building, and also at the APSU Center at Ft. Campbell. Contact us if you need detailed directions.

Resources

Below are some websites you may find helpful: