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Graduating live and on line: the multimedia webcast of the Open Universitys worldwide virtual degree ceremony

Scott, Peter and Mason, Robin (2001). Graduating live and on line: the multimedia webcast of the Open Universitys worldwide virtual degree ceremony. In: WebNet 2001. World Conference on the WWW and Internet, 23-27 Oct 2001, Orlando, FL, U.S..

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Abstract

As the foremost international open learning institution, the UK Open University has now webcast two live and on-line degree ceremonies. Most higher education establishments routinely videotape degree presentations and many now broadcast these videos as ways of including remote family and friends who could not attend the physical event. In contrast, the UKOU has presented live ceremonies at which the graduands themselves, plus guests, family and friends were all remote and online! The first worldwide virtual degree ceremony took place at 15:00 GMT/UT on March 31st
2000. This ceremony was the first in the Open University’s calendar for 2000, and therefore the first formal ceremony of this leading open learning institution in the new millennium. The second online ceremony took place on 18th April 2001, and further ceremonies are planned as part of the routine of open learning.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Authors
Extra Information: ISBN: 1-880094-46-0
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 23828
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 15:32
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 15:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23828
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