European Ph.D on Social Representations and Communication

Multimedia and Distance Learning System

 

16th International Lab Meeting – Summer Session 2010
16th International Summer School on Social Representations and Communication

of the

European Ph.D. on Social Representations and Communication

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

 

"Social Representations and Sciences"

 

 at the European PhD on Social Representations & Communication Research Center and

Multimedia LAB, P.za d’Ara Coeli 1, Rome-Italy

with worldwide multi-points connection via interactive web auditorium

 

16th - 27th July, 2010

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Marratech will run on any PC or Mac with the following system specifications:

  • PC Windows Pentium III or Mac OS X G4 or Linux Pentium III
  • RAM 512 MB recommended (For Vista users at least 1000 MB)
  • Display Min 1024x768, 16 bit color depth
  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Mac OS 10.3, Java 1.4.2 Update 1 or better
  • Red Hat 9.0 and SuSE 9.0 and up

 

Audio Hardware:

  • Plantronics Audio 330, Sennheiser PC-131 or similar (Analog)
  • USB also works but are normally more expensive
  • For conference rooms, echo cancelling microphones are need to be used
  • Not using a headset or headphones will cause echo (audio feedback), which is disturbing to the other participants

 

Video Hardware:
Logitech QuickCam Pro USB or Creative Live! Optia or Philips SPC 900NC USB

 

Internet Connection:
You also need a broadband connection with at least 300 - 500 kbps of free capacity down and 128 kbps up

 

How to Install and Start

Step 1: Install your Web cam and your USB headset or headphones
   
Step 2: Download Marratech (click on the corresponding link below) and install it on your computer
  Windows
Mac OS
   
Step 3: Start Marratech and control your equipment.
Before starting Marratech, be sure that your Web camera is connected.

   
Step 4: Type the address to your e-meeting room in Marratech's web browser to the left.

 

Documents useful for Basic and Advanced Training in European Ph.D. Marratech Web Auditorium:

* Guidebook for the use of the European Ph.D. Marratech 6.1. Web auditorium.

The guide of conduct designed to participate in the on-line events:

* Plumpton, B. (2005). How students can make conferring work. Open University.

* EuroPhd Web-auditorium code of conduct