The need for a video network stemmed from the multi campus nature of the University. It was becoming increasingly common for some staff to find themselves lecturing on more than one campus, often giving the same lecture to a new group of students. This resulted in excessive travelling commitments particularly to Bunbury which involved approximately an overall five hours of driving time. It was also difficult to offer specialist courses on some smaller campuses where intake and class numbers were too small to make running the course viable. This was particularly so in Bunbury.

        Added to the problem faced by lecturers, administrative meetings in multi-campus situations are notorious for eating up time, and it was generally felt that the network would alleviate some of the problems faced by administration.


(After Mike Grant, 1992)