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Online HD Webcam Classes in Real Time

webcamSilver Video Chat in HD with your professor and fellow students around the globe in real time

The Real-Time Online HD Webcam Classes offer these features:

  • Real-time high definition video communication with professors and fellow students residing around the world
  • Online classes recorded and archived

Classes are typically held on Friday nights (North/South America time) / Saturday mornings (Asia time).

For each course in the AU MA in TESOL program course, except for the Research Portfolio, students meet for 90 minutes a week, with the first 60 minutes being taught by the professor and the remaining 30 minutes being led by an elected Student Host. Students in the Business Administration and Sustainable Management programs, on the other hand, meet in real-time online webcam classes with their professors twice during each six-week course: once during the first and fourth weeks of the term.

Professors lead powerpoint presentations and facilitate discussions amongst the students through video, audio and text chat in real time.

The online classrooms have recently been enhanced to provide our students and professors with the latest that high definition video webcam technology has to offer while at the same time allowing students all over the world to access these resources with a simple Internet connection.

Archives of all online classes are posted after class for students to review.

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The following are system requirements for the live webcam classes:
PC Users

  • Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Dual core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer, or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better recommended

Mac Users

  • Mac OS® X v10.5 Leopard® or newer
  • Safari® 3.0 or newer, Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Internet connection with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better is required for video.
  • Macs with PowerPC G4/G5 processor can attend live classes, but are unable to use or view webcams.

Recommended Hardware

The online webcam software works with most standard webcams. The following webcams come highly recommended from testing

  • Logitech® HD Pro Webcam C910
  • Logitech Webcam Pro 9000
  • Logitech HD Webcam C510
  • Logitech HD Webcam C310
  • Students who wish to speak by live webcam or microphone, will be required to use a microphone/earphone headset. Students who wish to communicate by text chat only are not required to use a headset.