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    SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
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Video teleconferencing now available in Anderson Hall

The Office of Telecommunications has announced that video teleconferencing is now available in Anderson Hall, room 17. This location is the first large lecture hall at the University equipped with this state-of-the-art technology.

Video teleconferencing provides additional opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning. In addition to distance education, this technology can also be used for meetings and guest lectures on Temple campuses as well as at locations off-campus.

The video conferencing rooms are furnished with the following equipment: PictureTel Concord dual monitor video conferencing system, an Internet connection that can be used in conjunction with the video presentation, a VCR, a document camera and a slide-to-video unit.

Video teleconferencing rooms with a seating capacity of 25 people are also available at the following locations:
• Main Campus: Ritter Hall Annex, room 324; Tuttleman Learning Center, third floor.
• Ambler Campus: Widener Hall, room 210.
• Center City Campus: 1515 Market St.
• Harrisburg Campus: Strawberry Square.
Please note that a technician is available to operate the equipment at each of these locations.
If you would like additional information about video teleconferencing, or if you are interested using this technology for a class or meeting, please contact Claire McNicholas at clairem@temple.edu or 204-3377.

Shopping for a computer?

If you are in the market for a computer and need some buying advice, check out the “Guide for Choosing the Right Computer” on Temple’s Web site.

Computer Services developed this site to help students and parents with computer shopping, but faculty and staff can benefit from the information as well.

The site, www.temple.edu/cs/shoppersguide, explains major computer components, suggests configurations for basic and higher-end systems, and more.

Scheduled network maintenance performed

To continue providing reliable access to numerous online resources, the Office of Telecommunications performs preventive maintenance on Temple’s network. This maintenance takes place on the first and third Wednesday of every month, between midnight and 3 a.m. During this time, access to the Internet and the University’s systems, such as TUmail and TUportal, can be intermittent.