Authors: Groessler, Matthias
Platz, Melanie
Rapp, Jörg
Buchheit, Stefanie
Niehaus, Engelbert
Title: Opportunities and constraints of presentation international virtual GDM-conference presentations
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: The objective of this article is to present the opportunities and limits of international virtual conference (VC) contribution in the terms of a video presentations and discussions via a video conferencing system. The basis for this article is the positive experience made at international expert meetings in cooperation with the United Nations (UNOOSA) at the UN-Campus in Bonn organized by the University of Koblenz-Landau. The possibilities for international cooperation in the area of mathematics education with developing countries are visualised by the example of the spatial perception of risks. The basic principle of this virtual participation mode of a conference is a shift from high cost solutions to low cost solutions. On the one hand there might be always a drawback regarding to the performance and precision of the transfer of the content of the information and as well the acceptance of the audience might also not be given completely at the beginning as the options of interaction are limited by a certain degree. On the other hand the total cost of ownership can be reduced by a high amount and therefore the number of people who can afford to participate the conference can be increased especially for developing countries. The article will start with a comparison of the requirements and constraints of the conference and the benefits for authors and participants. Afterwards the concept of an open community approach will be presented. The results of the comparison and the ideas of the open community approach will then be summarized in recommendations and a conclusion for a VC mode for the GDM.
Issue Date: 2014
Provenance: Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik
Is part of: Beiträge zum Mathematikunterricht 2014, 48. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik vom 10.03.2014 bis 14.03.2014 in Koblenz
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