What is a Webcast?

The Interactive Gateway Project used live webcasting to allow high school students and their teachers to view workshops, interviews and performances at Arizona State University. Using computers, students at various high schools were able to view our webcast at their schools, and, afterwards, to discuss what they've seen with their teachers.

Live webcasting allowed the students to view the events happening at Arizona State University (ASU) as they took place. At ASU, the event is "captured" with a video camera. The video camera is attached to a computer via a firewire cable so that the images picked up by the camera are also picked up by the computer. Using software on the computer called QuickTime Broadcaster, the camera's images are then sent to the Internet.