Sustainable Information Technology in Tertiary Education (SusteIT) have produced a series of case studies on best practice in universities, colleges and research organisations for their greening scientific computing and videoconferencing projects.
The videoconferencing case studies are:
- Videoconferencing at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor/Llandrillo – this relatively small FE College, until recently accounted for 25% of all the UK-wide calls handled by the JANET VideoConferencing Service. [PDF]
- Videoconferencing at the University of Bedfordshire – which uses videoconferencing to reduce travel and improve communication between the university’s five campuses. [PDF]
- Videoconferencing Supports Scottish Graduate Physics – the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) supports teaching and research at 8 universities through a VC infrastructure. [PDF]
- Videoconferencing Links Welsh Institutions – the V Factor event held in early 2011 involved a blend of face-to-face discussion and virtual interaction at 4 Welsh sites. [PDF]
- Videoconferencing at the Aberystwyth University – nearly 600 videoconferences were booked at Aberystwyth’s VC studios on its four main campuses and departmental facilities in 2009-10, supported by the Welsh Video Network. [PDF]
The V Factor event has been mentioned in previous posts: V Factor Presentations and The V Factor. In November last year Geoff Constable, author of the most recent case study on Videoconferencing at the Aberystwyth University, wrote a guest blog post introducing the How Green was my Videoconference? JISC Project.
The case studies are all brief (2 pages long) and to the point. Definitely worth a read!