Distance Education

Location & Contact

Office contacts:

Tosh Tanaka

(831) 459-5258

 Bruce Horn
(831) 459-3458

Learning Technologies Front Desk

459-2117

Campus Mailstop: Learning Technologies Kerr Hall

Jack Baskin Engineering Room 156

Videoconferencing for distance education classes is available in three general assignment classrooms: Jack Baskin Engineering 156 (35 seats), Engineering 2 192 (50 seats) and Engineering 2 194 (50 Seats).

These systems can connect to room-based videoconferencing system made by Polycom, Lifesize, Tandberg, etc.. They are not designed to connect to desktop (computer based) videoconferencing systems such as Skype or GoToMeeting.

Since these are general assignment classrooms, they must be allocated to a class by the Registrar.  Academic departments intending to offer distance education classes should notify the Registrar’s office of their need for this functionality when submitting their room requests.

The academic department should also request use of the videoconference equipment from Learning Technologies at least 2 quarters in advance of the class.

These videoconferencing systems require Learning Technologies staff to operate them. All staff time is provided on a recharge basis for the time of the class, time before class for setup and after class for shutdown.

Learning Technologies staff is also available to assist with one-time or recurring distance education classes in any classroom using either a portable room-based videoconference system, a desktop system such as Skype or an online course program such as Adobe Connect. Staff time for these is provided on a recharge basis for the time of the class, delivery and removal of any equipment needed and any test connections that are needed before the class.