What are the Benefits and Challenges?

Videoconferencing provides numerous benefits for communication, especially in teaching, because it can:

  • Extend resources
  • Connect with more people at one time
  • Save time and money
  • Provide high-quality video and audio 
  • Provide a reliable way of connecting

Despite the benefits, using the technology does present challenges, such as:

  • The equipment can be intimidating for those who are not technologically saavy
  • Ensuring participants are engaged and facilitating interaction can be a challenge because the presenter is physically present in only 1 location
  • Technical issues can arise
  • People who want to participate must have access to a videoconferencing facility since specific equipment or software is required