Blueprint for Interactive Classrooms
About this site
The Blueprint for Interactive Classrooms project is about designing and building interactive classrooms for teaching distant learners using various audio-visual technologies which allow teachers and learners to interact over a variety of telecommunications networks in a cost-effective and pedagogically sound manner.
On this site you will find information about the project, its partners, the classrooms, the handbook and the demonstrators as well as archives with background information and documents about developments within the project. The helpdesk provides a Question and Answer service that aims to support users with advise on how to build and use telepresence classrooms. Parts of BIC Information are also available in other languages.
The experience and knowledge of teleteaching created and collated within the BIC project continues to expand and to be in use by the partners. Many other institutions and educational organisations have benefitted from this experience through visiting the partner institutions and/or through reading the handbook "Classes for Distance Teaching and Learning: A Blueprint" written by the partners which can be ordered from this web site.
A link to the PROACTe web site is available on this site. PROACTe is the dissemination project funded under the European Commission's Information Society Technologies (IST) programme, its job is to disseminate information about developments within the Education and Training sector in Europe and in particular as it relates to the projects funded under the European Commission's research and development programme. PROACTe maintains an active news service with information about what is happening around the world in the field of Learning Technologies.
International Symposium on Videoconferencing: Foundations, Uses and Perspectives at the University of Essen, Germany 06 - 08 November 2002. The symposium intends to bring together scientists, producers, developers and operators, in an attempt to identify the possibilities and limitations of videoconferencing, as well as to hear some new insights on the technology. For more information please contact Martin Friebel on tel +49(0)201/1834435 or go to the project website.
The SAVIE videoconferencing training materials aimed at teachers and others interested in finding out more about the effective use of videoconferencing in an educational context are being offered at a new price of 65 Euro per unit. These materials can be ordered directly from this site.
The BIC Project is a successful project of the European Commission Telematics Applications Programme.
Site updated: 30 April 2002