I am a counseling professor who regularly facilitates group supervision seminars via teleconference. I actually have two questions. The first is about transmitting audio tapes and cd's directly into a teleconference. The second is about inexpensive software that would allow multiple students to participate in video conferencing.
1.) As part of these supervision classes, students submit recordings of therapy sessions. These recordings come to me in a wide variety of formats, including cassette tapes, microcassettes, cds, and wav files. In in-residence classes we are able to review the tapes and engage in a class discussion. I have been trying to find a technology that will allow me to play these recordings directly over the telephone lines. I have tried holding the recorder close to a mic, but the feedback and other noise is to disruptive. I have been experimenting with Skype as a way to access the teleconference via the computer and have attempted to use a connecting cord that linked the headphone jack on the recorder to the microphone jack on my computer, but it did not work. Any ideas?
2.) I also stated to use Skype because it will allow for video phone access for students on a one-on-one basis. Unfortunately it does not allow us to have more than one student involved in a video conference at any one time. We do not have the funds to build a video conferencing suite. Does anyone have knowledge about software that would allow multiple students to participate in video conference activities through web cameras on their personal computer or notebook?
Thanks in advance!