Virtual Meetings: Participatory Approaches to Facilitating Meetings Online
Webinar technology like Adobe Connect, WebEx and GoToMeeting offer development practitioners new platforms to hold meetings for project teams, working groups and communities of practice, but it can be a struggle to keep participants engaged throughout the meeting.
CORE Group and the Knowledge Management Task Force of the TOPS FSN Network hosted a one-hour workshop that walked participants through some participatory activities for facilitating virtual meetings. Web meetings, for the purposes of this meeting, were differentiated from webinars in their size (of around 8 to 20 participants) and with a greater emphasis on interaction and dialogue among all participants rather than one-way presentation. While many of the lessons covered could be applied across platforms, this event emphasized some specific features of the Adobe Connect.
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