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  • Wimba for Faculty and Staff
    Use Outside of the Classroom
    Part 1: Considerations for virtual meetings
    Presented by:
    Shanna Coles
    UNC Charlotte
  • Target Audience
    This training module is designed for UNC Charlotte faculty and staff who desire to learn more about conducting virtual meetings using Wimba.
  • Objectives
    At the conclusion of this module, participants can expect to be able to:
    Define “virtual meeting” and recognize the components of a virtual meeting
    List possible uses for virtual meetings
    Outline pros and cons for conducting virtual meetings
    Identify resources for gaining technical knowledge on conducting a virtual meeting using Wimba
  • Virtual Meetings
    Defined:
    Online virtual meetings are real-time interactions that take place over the Internet using features such as audio and video, chat tools and application sharing.
    The meeting can often be recorded for later viewing or used as reference.
  • Virtual Meetings
    The “virtual” here just means “simulated” or “the effect of one’s actual presence.” In virtual meetings, there are the kind where the actual image of a person is recorded and shown and there are the computer generated type as in Second Life.
    Actual human image in virtual meeting.
    Second Life type of computer generated meeting.
  • Virtual Meetings
    Example of a virtual meeting:
    Video of “What is Web Conferencing?”
    Click here to watch short clip.
  • Virtual Meetings
    Components of a virtual meeting:
    Meeting Participants
    Several groups gathered together in multiple locations
    Multiple individuals in multiple locations
    Any combination of individuals and groups
    A meeting leader and perhaps group leaders of smaller groups if necessary to help decide who speaks, types, etc.
  • Virtual Meetings
    Components of a virtual meeting:
    Hardware
    Computer – desktop, laptop
    Camera – built in or separate
    Headset
    Microphone – built in, handheld, or on headset
    Internet connection
  • Virtual Meetings
    Components of a virtual meeting:
    3. Software:
    Free and open source tools
    Examples: Big Blue Button, Yugma
    Tools available by license
    Examples: Adobe Connect, Wimba
  • Wimba at UNC Charlotte
    Wimba is the virtual meeting software supported by the university.
    The future of Wimba
    Resources for Wimba
  • Uses for Virtual Meetings
    Uses for virtual meetings:
    Small group meetings
    Orientation
    Training
    Collaboration on projects, research, etc.
    Consultation with experts
    Your need?
  • Pros of Virtual Meetings
    Pros of Virtual Meetings:
    Easily bring together a geographically dispersed group
    Speed – people can “meet” without travel time considerations
    Value of face-to-face, real-time collaboration with relatively low cost
  • Cons of Virtual Meetings
    Cons of Virtual Meetings:
    Meeting leadership style must be as good or better than in-person meetings
    Time zone issues
    Multi-tasking temptation
    Learning curve for all participants
  • Summary
    Summary:
    Virtual meetings can take place with any type of group
    The basic requirements are people, hardware and software
    There are pros and cons of meeting virtually
    Virtual meetings can enhance workplace activities
  • Next Steps
    If you are ready to learn more about virtual meetings for faculty and staff using Wimba, continue with Part II: “Facilitating Your Wimba Meeting.”