Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 5996-5998
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This paper describes the way that we, at the Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM, are using different technologies like Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) for remote collaborative work.

We first started working in a classroom with the IWB and using a Videoconference system to send the VGA signal to a second party, this initial setup has evolved and, at the present moment, the researchers are able to work from any place with remote parties using VNC technologies for desktop sharing running in their laptops. This solution has been the result of the researcher’s needs in terms of remote collaborative work.

The paper presents the different configuration alternatives that we use to work with remote parties using the IWB technology.

The two more used configurations at the Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM for remote collaborative work are:

- Remote seminars.
- Remote collaborative work for research.

In the first setup there are both local and remote students involved. In the second setup two or more researchers work in a remote collaborative form. In both schemes, all the parties are able to interact with the IWB and to receive/send audio and video.
Mathematics, Interactive Whiteboard, remote collaborative work.