Floyd's staff of two have also coordinated 20 different teleconferences over GSAMS. On top of this, the small staff also assists instructors with multimedia presentations for classroom teaching.
For 95/96, cooperative ventures for the community delivered via FCTV and GSAMS are expanding.
The primary tool for education is our GSAMS programming now reaching all 59 counties in the State of Georgia and twelve other southern and midwestern states.
These images can also be sent live into classrooms connected to the zoo via GSAMS. Perkins administers the utilization of all advanced technology applied to education and conservation carried out by zoo personnel and our collaborators.
Over 200 classrooms or other sites are connected to the GSAMS network, with more being added this year.
GSAMS also provides special enrichment programs that would otherwise be beyond the reach of many students.
To meet the special requirements of distance learning, the GSAMS network uses high-end codecs and self-contained Radiance video-conferencing systems from Compression Labs, Inc.