Web Conferencing

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  • In some cases, the presenter may speak over a standard telephone line, while pointing out information being presented onscreen, and the audience can respond over their own telephones, speaker phones allowing the greatest comfort and convenience.
  • Web Conferencing

    1. 1. Why Web Conference? Emerging Technologies Fall 2009
    2. 4. How?
    3. 5. Sounds Expensive
    4. 6. sweet!
    5. 7. Real time learning!
    6. 20. Web-Conferencing <ul><li>Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>
    7. 21. In the early years of the Internet <ul><li>&quot;web conferencing&quot; was often used to describe a group discussion in a message board </li></ul><ul><li>not real time </li></ul><ul><li>evolved to live or &quot;synchronous&quot; meetings. </li></ul>
    8. 22. How Is this Done? <ul><li>downloaded application on each of the attendees' computers or a web-based application </li></ul><ul><li>attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by e-mail (meeting invitation) to enter the conference. </li></ul>
    9. 23. My Favourites… <ul><li>Dimdim (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Yugma (free) </li></ul><ul><li>GoTo Meeting & GoToWebinar ($) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat ($) </li></ul><ul><li>WebEx ($) </li></ul>
    10. 24. Few others… <ul><li>Notable vendors with articles: </li></ul><ul><li>Fuze Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Genesys Meeting Center </li></ul><ul><li>Glance </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Lotus Sametime </li></ul><ul><li>InterCall </li></ul><ul><li>ICU Live! </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Live Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>Netviewer </li></ul>
    11. 25. Few…more <ul><li>Oracle Beehive </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk </li></ul><ul><li>RHUB Communications </li></ul><ul><li>SeeToo </li></ul><ul><li>TalkPoint </li></ul><ul><li>TimeBridge </li></ul><ul><li>Tokbox </li></ul><ul><li>VIA3 </li></ul><ul><li>WebTrain </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul>
    12. 26. Introducing Webinars… <ul><li>A webinar is a specific type of web conference </li></ul><ul><li>one-way </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative </li></ul>
    13. 27. A webinar can be collaborative <ul><li>Polling </li></ul><ul><li>question & answer sessions </li></ul><ul><li>full participation between the audience and the presenter. </li></ul>
    14. 28. Some other neat things to know… <ul><li>VoIP audio technology allows for complete web-based communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars may provide hidden or anonymous participant functionality, making participants unaware of other participants in the same meeting. </li></ul>
    15. 29. Other typical features of a web conference include…. <ul><li>Slide show presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Live or Streaming video </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Web tours </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard with annotation </li></ul>
    16. 30. More features of a web conference ... <ul><li>Text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Polls and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Screen sharing/desktop sharing/application sharing </li></ul>
    17. 31. why connect virtually?

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