Webinar Definition, Origin & History

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Webinar Definition, Origin & History

  1. 1. Webinar Definition, Origins & History
  2. 2. Definition by Cambridge Business English Dictionary : an occasion when a group of people go on the internet at the same time to study and discuss something[1]
  3. 3. Definition by Oxford Dictionary : a seminar conducted over the Internet[2]
  4. 4. Definition by Merriam Webster : a live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments[3]
  5. 5. Origin of the Word Webinar Webinar is blend of the words “web” and “seminar”
  6. 6. Origin of the Word Webinar A trademark for the term "webinar" was registered in 1998 by Eric R. Korb (Serial Number 75478683, USPTO) but was difficult to defend; it is currently assigned to InterCall.[4]
  7. 7. History of a Webinar ● Real-time text chat facilities such as IRC appeared in the late 1980s ● Web-based chat and instant messaging software appeared in the mid-1990s. ● In the late 1990s, the first true web conferencing capability became available from Starlight Networks[5]
  8. 8. Thank you for attention ● by KakushinWebinars.com
  9. 9. Sources [1] http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/webinar [2] http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/webinar [3] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webinar [4] http://assignments.uspto.gov/assignments/q?db=tm&sno=75478683 [5] http://www.forbes.com/1998/05/13/feat.html ● by KakushinWebinars.com
  10. 10. Sources [1] http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/webinar [2] http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/webinar [3] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webinar [4] http://assignments.uspto.gov/assignments/q?db=tm&sno=75478683 [5] http://www.forbes.com/1998/05/13/feat.html ● by KakushinWebinars.com

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