What is a Webcast?

A webcast, broadly defined is 'meeting' that takes place over the web. Webcasts may take the form of presentations out to attendees of the webcast and/or interactive dialogue between the attendees. Webcasts may include audio, video, text and/or pictures.

Examples of WebCasts:

Potential Uses of Webcasts in the Classroom:

  • Peer tutoring
  • Distance lectures
  • Inter-class or inter-school meetings or presentations
  • A story-a-thon
  • 2nd Language Learning
  • Providing technical assistance over distance
  • Allowing students to work in virtual groups
  • Q&A answer session with students.

Tools to Create Webcasts: