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WELCOME TO QIK 

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I. Founders and Development of Qik
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Ramu Sunkara is the CEO of Qik, Inc. He received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and his Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Sunkara started as the lead architect at Digital . He was then proceeded to be the Vice President of Real-Time Communications and Collaboration Products at oracle. He was also Oracle, then the Vice President of e-Business Suite at Oracle . Sunkara was also and finally became the Senior Director of Grid Computing Products at Oracle..17  He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Qik, Inc. Sunkara has also authored 16 US patents on software architecture.^16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Vijay Tella is the Director of Products and Operations at Qik, Inc. He received his Bachelors in Technology from Indian Institure Institute of Technology in madrasMadras. He received his Master of Science degree in Compurter Computer Science from the University of California in Los Angeles, California. Tella was an Engineer, Director, and Vice President of Teknekron Software Systems from 1988-1997. He Following this he was the Senior Vice President in Engineering at TIBCO Software from 1997-2003 . He was and then he became the Chief Stragedy Strategy Officer and Fusion Middleware at Oracle from 2003-2007.18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Nikolay Abkairov is teh Cief the Chief Technical Officer of Qik, Inc. He received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Moscow. Previously, he was the Technical Division Director of SPIRIT DSP as well as leading technology development of Visivo.19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Bhaskar Roy is the Product Manager as well as the Director of Marketing for Qik, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology. He also received a Master of Business Asministration Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Roy was previously a Senior Systems Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services from 1990-1998, Chirf Chief Operating Officer of Opsol Integrators Inc. from 1998-200, Founger Founder of Eazen Inc. from 2001-2001. Roy was the Director and Product Manager of Oracle Corporation from 2003-2005, along with the Senor Principle Product Marketing Director of Oracle Corporation from 2005-2007. Roy is the Co-Founder of Qik, Inc.20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Brad Rode is the Business Manager and the Corporate Developer of Qik, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. Rode was  Previously, he was the Senior Vice President and a founding team member at Taknekron Sofware Software Systems, Inc. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Kabira Technologies, Inc. Rode was , then the Chief Executive Officer of iPin as well as the Executive Vice President of Products and Technology of TIBCO SofwareTIBCO Software, Inc.21 

Ramu Sunkara (CEO), Vijay Tella (Product and Operations), Nikolay Abkairov (CTO), Bhaskar Roy (Product Management/Marketing), Brad Rode (Business / Corporate Development)

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II. The Purpose of Qik
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Qik is a technology that has been developed for one sole purpose: streaming live videos online from your mobile phone. This new technology is being used around the world everyday. Qik Qik allows you to stream your live videos straight to the internet with only a few second delay. In a matter of seconds, people around the world are able to see you your live videos. This technology provides an inexpensive, fast and easy way to capture any event that would normally fill an entire phone's memory storage or more. During a live stream, internet viewers can interact with you by sending in text chat messages that are displayed in real-time on the handset. This allows viewers to feel more involved in filmed events and to interact with the person filming by asking questions and making comments or suggestions to which the filmer person filming can reply through the audio of the stream. The developers have made Qik reliable, fast and secure and they are always thinking ways of ways to innovate. Obviously, this new technology has opened the door to many uses that are later discussed  discussed in further detail below. 

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III. How Does Qik Work?  How To Start Using

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Registering For Qik  
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The first thing that all Qik users must do is to register for the application at the Qik sign-in webpage http://qik.com/sign_up.  To register, a small amount of information is needed.  A username and password is sufficient for the first page of setup.  This is of course for security purposes.  The page consists of selecting the brand of the phone and phone model.  If it does not show your phone model then an option titled "other" will be at the bottom of the list.  Click "other" and type in your phone model.  Once  Once the phone brand and model have been chosen, the download page is next.  On the download page there will be three choices.  The first option is to get Qik via SMS.  The second option is to get Qik via PC.  The third option is to get Qik via WAP.  The first option is the most commonly used.  The phone number with an area code is needed.  Do not put in an incorrect mobile phone number, or else you will not be able to register.  It will then send a text to the phone.  This text will give further information about what website to visit to download the Qik application to the phone.  Once these things are done, you will be asked to fill out your profile.  Your name and a picture is sufficient enough to is enough information to get started.  You can later edit it if you want.  No credit card details are required for registration.  Qik is obviosly still in the beginning stages of building their application to new extents.  Therefore, Qik does not provide compatability compatibility with all mobile phones out in phones on the market for sale.  Qik is currently available on more than 108 mobile phones.  To see a list of phones that Qik is compatable with, check this link Supported Phones.  Qik is very sorry if they are not compatable with your mobile phone device.  But, Qik is working hard to get more phones that support it's outstanding application.  Time to of compatible phones, click this link http://qik.com/info/supported_phones.  It is time to enjoy the amazing features of Qik!2

Are If you having having experience problems in registering for the Qik application? Please , send an email to support@qik.com.  Qik   Qik employees are on standon stand-by to answer your any questions.    Image Added                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Installing Qik on Your Phone
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Once the SMS message has been sent to the phone go to http://d.qik.com from your phone browswerbrowserAll that is sufficient now is to select Select your phone model to dowload download Qik.  Once the Qik application has been installed on your phone, which you should be notified, luanch .  Launch the Qik application.  The last part in   The final step in installing the Qik application onto your phone is to select "create a new account."  This is the final step that is taken to install Qik on your mobile phone.  New phones that are being released by mobile phone companies are pre-installing Qik onto mobile phones.  This is an amazing step for Qik.  If the Qik application is pre-installed onto your mobile phone then first, simply find the Qik application.  Then select the Qik application.  As before when manuely installing Qik, the last step is to create a new account.    Enjoy!  https://qiksupport.pbwiki.com/f/UserManual.pdf 

Are you having problems installing Qik onto your mobile phone?

Please send an email to support@qik.com.  Qik employees are on stand-by to answer any questions.
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How to Start Using Qik

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Qik uses the word "stream", which means that a video is fead to transported into the internet.  Qik wants their process of using their application to be effective and simple to use.  Simply find your Qik application on the mobile phone and select it  The transporting of the video is effective and easy to use.  Locate and select the Qik application.  Once you have selected the application, Qik will start searching for an available network to "streamStream" videos to the internet live.  Please patient.  The time in which this occurrs occurs depends soley solely on how powerful your wifi connection is, and how advanced the wifi technology is on the mobile phone.  Please be patient while Qik searches incase your wifi connection is weak.  Once Qik has found an available connection, the next step is made to be especially easy for anyone to use.  By simply selecting the Once the connection has been established, select the "Stream" button to record video live onto your account that you made on the Qik website.  You must be logged onto your account or else the video will not stream to the websiteto view your live video.  To stop "Streaming" live video select the record button.  The live video will instantly be streamed "Streamed" to www.qik.com/username, where your account is the username followed by following ".com."  2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Using The Community of Qik


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Once the video is "streaming" you may begin to view it on your account.  Your account page has numerous features.  You may view any of your videos and delete them as you wish.  Privacy settings can be set for the videos, which are public or private.  Titles and descriptions can be given to videos as well.  A share tab is available, which allows you to enter an email or a Qik username to notify people to watch the video.  A download tab is available, which allows you to download your video in a .flv or .mp4.  An "add to favorites tab" is available, allowing you to tag a video as a favorite.  On the right of the video screen is another list of features, which are info, live chat, comments and map.  The "info" feature allows you to view the title, description, and the url link which was given to the video.  The "live chat" feature allows you to instant message other Qik members.  The "map" feature tool designates the exact location of the video, while the "comments" feature enables you to provide additional information for the viewer. 2

Using the People Menu
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 A useful tool on the Qik website is providing the is the ability to create Groups underneath the "People" menu.  Groups can be dedicated to certain interests.  For example, you  one can create a Group called "Educational uses for Qikkers."  This allows you to post videos that pertain to educational  uses of Qik.   

Unique Ways of Using Qik Outside of Education

Now that Qik is available for mobile phone use, people are not sure what to do with it.  That is, what are they going to use it for?  allows posting of videos pertaining to educational uses of Qik either in or out of the classroom.  Another example of a group might be entitled, "Obama Group", containing videos pertaining to Barrack Obama's journey to become the 44th President of the United States.  In this way, those interested in viewing these Qik videos can be easily grouped together.  One can also invite others to join their group or a group that they are part of by allowing Qik to email them or notify them on their account.  Underneath the "People" Menu one can also view "Top Qikkers."  "Top Qikkers" is a means allowing people to view popular and interesting videos.  Once "Top Qikkers"is clicked, it will bring up a list of people who have the most viewed videos, which indicates that it might be worthwhile to watch.   2 
 

Using the Events Menu
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Qik members may post events on the Qik website.  Notifications of events can be sent to  members reminding them of important dates and times.  Anyone can view past or present events that have or are occurring on the Qik website.  It also can be utilized as a "breaking news" informational tool.    This particular feature is critical, enabling the viewer to become instantly knowledgeable and aware of an event. 2


Using the Video Menu
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The video menu feature is available for all people to view any video that has been posted onto Qik, unless the video has been deleted by the producer.  Underneath the "Video" menu are "Hot Video" and "View All."  Hot Video is a feature that allows people to view interesting videos that have a substantial amount of viewers.  "View All" is a feature that allows people to search for all videos that are on the Qik website.  A search engine is provided to type in a video that you know or think is on the Qik website. 2

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IV. Unique Ways of Using Qik Outside of Education
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There are many good ideas and ways to use Qik which set Qik apart from other applications.  Qik is not only great because of the awesome technology that lies behind the application, but also because of the variety of ways in which people can use it to enhance aspects of their daily life.  Here are some unique ways of using Qik.  Not all of these ideas and uses may apply to you, but these may assist you to discover even more applications for this amazing technology
 

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Qik and Qik users hold contests where whereby users submit Qiks on a certain theme or topic to be eligible to win prizes. Qik has had a variety of unique contests held on their site.  One contest started by Qik was to Qik your Thanksgiving and Black Friday experiences.  The winner reicieved received an iTunes gift card from Qik. -http://qik.com/blog/263/7ea728a67a744e965d4925edf21bb6cd564424584 

Tracking Vacations and Trips
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Qik is a good way to document trips and vacations to either share with your friends and family privately or with the world.  With Qik's new '"share your location' " tool, Qik will put the user's location on a map next to his/her video.  Users get to Users may decide whether or not they want to share their location and how accurately they would like their position to be pinpointed.  Users can set their location tracker to hide thier their location, display the city, the street or even to track their precise position at any given time.- http://qik.com/blog/311/991b79df4571d418ded5378067b87b7c80fb3d11 5   

Broadcasting Events and News

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Qik has a special section on their website for events.  Users and Qik post events and users stream their live Qiks so the Qiks in order that the world can witness the event also.  One event on Qik was Obama's Inauguration 2009.  For this 4 day event, Qik partnered with BBC, The Houston Chronicle and CBS and asked Qik users to post videos showing their experiences at the inagaration inauguration and their thoughts on then the new Obama AdiministartionAdministration.  Thirty-five users responded with 190 videos, which have recieved received over 35,000 views.

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Staying Connected to Family and Friends
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In a fast paced society it is often difficult to stay connected with friends and family. Users of Qik can stream live videos of things that they are involved in, like family of special events, such as family reunions, weddings, livestock shows, contests, sporting events, parties or even significant life events like a baby's first steps. It is possible to view other peopleusers' s videos and to even participate in a live chat while the video is streaming. This technology enables you to share moments of your life with others.2


Enhancing Business

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Increasingly, companies are using Qik to advertise their products, and to let people know about new resources. Qik lends itself works particularly well to well for this application because it allows consumers to react to these posts and provide invaluable feedback for companies about their products and services.2

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Qik has begun integration with other web 2.0 applications, enhancing its popularity.  This is very important is important for Qik users, because now Qik now Qik is even more fun to use.  Now your Your live videos can be seen by more and more people.  This is also important to the Qik company because Qik is becoming more popular by the minute when integrating with other web 2.0 applications.  These are just some of the numerous applications that Qik related to. 

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Qik enables you to go live on your Facebook profile.  Facebook is a free-access website that is owned and operated by Facebook. The people can join and connect with other people. People can also add new friends and send them messages and update their profiles. Qik is working hard to be able to Facebook is a person to person connection too. Qik is working diligently toward the ability to to stream live video to Facebook for all of your friends that are on your facbook community. Your friends will be able to chat live to you on your phone, which is a feature that Facebook is well known for using.  The person taking the video on their phone will be able to talk to the person that is chatting with them on facebookFacebook.  This technique is essentially the same way in which Qik streams live video to the Qik website, except it will be streaming live video to Facebook.  Currently, Facebook members can embed their Qik videos on their Facebook account.  It is the same way in which Facebook members put regular video on their accounts.  Enjoy Qik members!   6   

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Qik enables you to work with is Seesmic and is actually the application, Seesmic.  It is a  technology partner of Qik. Seesmic  Seesmic is a website, which provides any informationwhich provides information, text, graphics, videos,  and other materials.  The information, text, graphics and other material are created or provided by people which appear people, which appears on the Seesmic website.  Seesmic also provides the ability to create, post, and playback videos on third party sites via the use of their video comment plug-in (www.seesmic.com).  Seesmic allows members to post Qik live Qik videos on your Seesmic account.  This allows people that have Seesmic accounts to view your live streamed videos and have live video conversations directly from Qik (Qik.com/info/partners).  Qik is stepping up and becoming more popular.    

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Qik enables you to go live on MySpace. MySpace is a place to connect with freinds and you can find people you know and people you may not knowfriends.  Facebook is quite similar to MySpace and one and you will notice that some features, such as chatting live, are important.  Chatting live Through myspace While chatting live through MySpace you can share with your friends video' videos, video clips, and music videos. Qik can stream live video videos to myspace MySpace just like it can stream live video to facbook.

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Qik and YouTube have worked diligently to integrate eachotherseach others' technologies, as they are have joined forces together.  Once a video has been streamed to Qik, the Qik website saves the video.  Members of Qik that have accounts with YouTube, which is easy and painless to apply, can post their videos onto YouTube.  YouTube is a world wide website which whereby people can post videos they have made either on their using video cameras, mobile phones, or computers.  Viewers from all around the world are free to watch these videos that are shared, which can now be streamed from Qik. 22

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In short, Mogulus is a live, broadcast application on the internet with a browser of its' own, which people can form live, scheduled, and on-demand internet television to share anywhere on the world wide web.  Many have guessed the extreme abilities of Qik .  Qik and Mogulus have become and Mogulus are partners.  Qik can stream live videos to this live, broadcast application to share with anyone who has , thus sharing with anyone having a Mogulus account.  Mogulus is so happy with Qik that their CEO gave a rewarding comment  The relationship between these two partners is best exemplified through the words of Mogulus' CEO

"Qik is our primary partner to enable our producer to broadcast live from a phone to their Mogulus channel. Together we provide the most comprehensive LIVE broadcasting solution enabling Producers to broadcast live from any device, anywhere," said CEO of Mogulus, Max Haot (http://www.qik.com/info/partners).   22

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Twitter is a "social newtorking networking and micro-blogging service" which allows its' members to notify friends or family of updates on the Twitter website.  These updates that Twitter allows you to notify people of are text-are text  based messages.  These text-based messages are limited to 140 characters long, but most can get their point across just fine by this limit.  Think of Twitter like a bird tweeting or communicating with other birds through some kind of language.  Twitter's tweets are those text-based messages that are sent to the Twitter website for people to be notified.  Qik is actually partners with Twitter as well.  Qik members use Tweeter Twitter to notify their watchers when they start to stream live video onto the internet.  This very is convenient for Qik and Tweeter members. 22

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Qik is also a partner with Share On Ovi by Nokia. Qik has been invited by Nokia to be a Forum Nokia Pro Partner also. Ovi is the Nokia site with free storage for video or photos as well as having the ability to share the videos with others through the web. Ovi is absolutely free for all those wanting to sign up and take advantage of what they have to offer. In addition to being a site that has unlimited storage for your video and photo needs, Ovi supports many different media file types as well. There is a complete list on the official Ovi site of over 100 different media files so ; therefore, you do not have trouble sharing in almost every format that you would want.9

The Qik video streaming is compatible with almost every blogging site. Other sites that that are able to stream live are 12 seconds, Blogger, Tumblr, and Wordpress. Some other sites for sharing the already streamed videos are Technorati, Del.icio.us, Stumble It!, Digg It, and Wordpress. Image Added

 

  

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Hispanic Culture:  Artist Maria Elena Walsh Gallery viewing

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Students will learn to understand native speakers through viewing and hispanic video about a Hispanic artist, Maria Elena Walsh, and listening to comments made by the one who is filming.

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-smart board, projector, or a computer station for each student or groups of students that have access to internet and have sound capabilities
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Orientation

Students will be able to understand a varied vocabulary as well as communicate fluently and correctly. 

Procedure

-In class students will preview a video of the exhibit about Maria Elena Walsh twice.  The first lesson will focus on listening skills.  The second session will be devoted to notetaking. Link: http://qik.com/video/1283218
-After viewing the video students will write four interesting items from the video. 
-Once these tasks are completed discussion pertaining to the students' observations will be held.
-The teacher will introduce critical thinking questions such as: What was so important about the time line the artist created?  What important things were on the time line?  What kinds of music were in the books?  Did the artist or another musician create this music?

Evaluation

-Students should identify the artists.
-Students must identify what types of artwork were presented.
-Students are required to contribute one piece of learned material.
-Students must be able to communicate in Spanish what they have learned to the teacher. 

 

Examples of Educational Value and Potential Value of Qik

 

International Purposes

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Before Reading Lesson Plans

Here are several instructional activities that can be implemented within elementary, secondary, post secondary, and the business/industry realms.  The lesson plans are given in a brief form.  To view a more detailed version of the lesson plan, a 2003 Word Document and a PDF File are available below each brief lesson plan.  Please feel free to click on the links to view the detailed versions.    

In the Classroom

Here is a lesson plan for science for 1st grade involving a scientist from the American Museum of Natural History in Chicago in a Qik video explaining and describing different types of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs at the Museum lesson plan.doc

Dinosaurs at the Museum lesson plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for kindergarten where students watch Qik videos relating to different themes about seasons and then doing an activity to show what they have learned.

The Four Seasons Lesson Plan.doc

The Four Seasons Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for 6th grade about cultural awareness. The activity involved students creating Qik videos about different cultures and then sharing them with each other, teaching them about cultural awareness, respect, and appreciation.

Culture Lesson Plan.doc

Culture Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for 11th or 12th grade that involves a Qik video about Hispanic artist Maria Elena followed by a class discussion.

Hispanic Lesson Plan.doc

Hispanic Lesson Plan.pdf 

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Here is a lesson plan for 11th or 12th grade about video journalism where students learn about video journalism and then use Qik to make a broadcast.

Journalism Lesson Plan.doc

Journalism Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for 12th grade and students who are looking into higher education for careers. Students will interview people in occupations that they are interested using Qik to make a video of the interview that they will then share with each other in class.

Economics Job Shadowing Lesson Plan.doc

Economics Job Shadowing Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for college science majors involving a class discussion after viewing Qik videos regarding cloning.

Cloning Post Secondary Lesson Plan.doc

Cloning Post Secondary Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for college science majors. Students will use Qik and the "live chat" feature to learn about DNA and have a class discussion.

DNA Post Secondary Lesson Plan.doc

DNA Post Secondary Lesson Plan.pdf

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Here is a lesson plan for college science majors. Students learn about evolution and how to spot signs of evolution. They will then use Qik to record their findings.

Evolution Post Secondary Lesson Plan.doc

Evolution Post Secondary Lesson Plan.pdf

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In the Real World

Here is a way to use Qik to communicate in a business presentation with people who may not be in the room.

Presentation Business Plan.doc

Presentation Business Plan.pdf

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Here is a way for a realtor to use Qik to show potential buyers a house that may be located far away from where they currently live.

Realtor Use Plan.doc

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Here is a way to use Qik in an interview process.

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Educational Value

Qik is such a new technology (launched in 2008), it is difficult to find many examples of educational applications of Qik that have been or are currently being used. The University of Helsinki in Finland currently puts some of their lectures, presentations, etc. online throughout the Qik website. Other than the few examples of universities or schools that stream online, we can only speculate about the purpose that this technology may serve in the future of education. It provides the obvious virtual aspect of learning which can happen from classrooms in different countries around the world. It provides a way for students to document their experience, whether it be streaming the notes of a class online for storage or other educational purposes. It also allows students to document educational experiences as a group project progresses for others to see online or for their own benefit. A teacher can also "live time" transfer lesson plans from outside the classroom straight into their classroom and use it as an educational tool. This allows the students to participate in the lesson in an immediate manner.10

(PowerPoint presentation in adobe form from Qik, Inc.)

Potential Value
  •  A potential value of Qik that has just been recently used is to conduct interviews that collaborate with viewers. The viewers are then able to interject with input, questions, or suggestions for the interviewer in real-time. This provides a way for the general public to have their questions answered as well.  The potential educational and overall value of Qik is overwhelming. The options around the world have suddenly become limitless because it is like having a face to face conversation with someone or a group of people. It will be interesting to see how Qik begins to impact the entire world with its uses.11
  • Some of the other uses that have been brought up in the online educational community have to do with online learning. Some of the smaller schools that are just beginning to offer online classes do not necessarily have the ability to allow their students to remotely connect into the classroom via a web phone. One of the aspects being talked about in some of the online education blogs discuss allowing students to address questions to their teacher while they are watching a presentation, even though the presentation may not necessarily be streaming live. This would then enable the students to collaborate with the teacher with their cell phone and a website, rather than having to write an email. This could be especially helpful if the online class is something technical, such as teaching excel or some other program that requires code. This would allow the student to actually show the teacher an error message or what they were talking about, rather than trying to explain with words.
  • As cell phones begin to have better and better cameras, the ability for Qik to be applied in the classroom greatly increases. Should the technology in Qik be mastered, more and more schools may be able to offer online classes, because Qik could reduce the cost. Using a cell phone with a high-quality camera and the technology of Qik in schools could offer online classes without spending as much money, making this form of education cheaper for students. This would then allow more students to afford the costs of attending college and increase the quality of life of many people living in the United States by giving them a college degree

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VIII. International Purposes
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Because of Qik's capacity to reach and interact with an infinite audience worldwide, there are many examples of this technology being used in a variety of international settings. Qik's ability to facilitate individual expression and the ease that people have in broadcasting their thoughts and opinions online has had both positive and negative reactions from different countries. Here are some examples of the international responses to and applications of Qik.

Singapore

  Rebecca King, Rory Mather, and Dirk Martil, from Australia, have made a YouTube video adreessing international purposes.  You may view this YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzfUN2z3h1c

  

Singapore
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Qik's popularity has greatly increased in this country after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong demonstrated the technology on his Nokia phone during his address at the National Day Rally in 2008. In his speech, the prime minister praised Qik and assured the crowd that the Singapore government has been, and will continue to interact with citizens through this new media on the internet. Through his use of Qik to record the crowd and part of his speech, Lee Hsien Loong was able to share his thoughts not only with citizens in Singapore, but with an international audience as well. This also brings Qik into prominence within the political sphere. -http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=2299 

China
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In Tibet's Tiananmen Square, protesters decrying the human rights violations were recorded by a tourist using Qik.com. The person who captured the video, Noel Hidalgo, was deported from China because of his release of this video. In the subsequent days, videosharing video sharing sites including Qik and Youtube were placed on the banned site list in China. This highlights the potential legal remifications ramifications that this technology may have in certain countries.- http://www.auburnmedia.com/wordpress/2008/08/11/noel-hidalgo-deported-from-china-for-qik-video-of-protesters-in-tiananmen-square/

United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has formed a partnership with www.qik.com in order to give a voice to viewers in the UK as well as internationally. Qik is most notably utilized in their 'Have your say' section which allows viewers to broadcast their opinions on the BBC website. A select number of these videos are also included in television and online broadcasts through this corporation. The utilization of this technology closes the gap between broadcasting corporations and their viewers and makes news and current events more interactive and accessible to the general public. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/7664881.stmLabels parameters
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Australia
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Australia is a vast country, and because of this, many students, both in school and in the post secondary education sector use distance programs in order to complete their studies. The Australian Government Education site, 'Study in Australia' reports that Australia leads the world in "the delivery of distance education programs". Further, for the benefit of the students, "institutions use leading technologies and innovative approaches to deliver programs that can be tailored to meet students' needs". Because of the mobility and accessibility of Qik, it has been predicted that this mobile technology will have an increasing place in Australian education in the future.15


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IX. Related Attachments
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Download the brochure that was handed out during the presentation and view a PowerPoint that covers the material presented in the Qik presentation.  The brochure is available as a Windows Publisher document and a PDF file.  The PowerPoint is available as a PowerPoint document and a PDF file.    

Qik Presentation Brochure.pub
Qik Presentation Brochure.pdf

Qik Powerpoint Presentation.pptx
Qik Powerpoint Presentation.pdf


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X. CLICK HERE FOR: References
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