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GoToMeetings

  1. 1. Running HEAD: Results of Test Driving 1<br />Results of Test Driving GoToMeeting<br />Michele Kemp<br />Michelle Johnson<br />Gloria Lee<br />EDU656<br />Dr. Nicole Runyon<br />August 28, 2011<br />EDU656 August 2011<br />
  2. 2. Test Driving GoToMeeting <br />What is GoToMeeting?<br />Web-hosted, remote meeting and desktop sharing software<br />Promotes computer-mediated learning environments<br />Enables users to meet via the Internet in<br /> real-time<br />
  3. 3. Test Driving GoToMeeting<br />Easy to Drive<br />Easy to download<br />Easy to organize meetings <br />Comprehensive tutorials<br />Simple to follow<br />Easy to understand<br />
  4. 4. GoToMeeting Capabilities<br />High-definition (HD) video conferencing via web-cam<br />Sharing - easy access to granted by organizer<br />Tools -- Screen, mouse, and keyboard<br />Applications <br />Web<br />Email / Instant-Messaging Integration<br />Chat<br />Audio options / Audio record<br />Desktop recording / Meeting playback<br />Drawing tools<br />
  5. 5. Application Sharing<br />Pros<br />Provides the ability<br />to change presenters <br />Provides the ability to share <br />Keyboard<br />Mouse control<br />Other's work by changing presenters <br /> <br />
  6. 6. Application Sharing<br />Cons<br />Participants can only view the white board<br />Presenter has to grant accessibility to presenter functions<br />
  7. 7. Chat<br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Conversation is clear and concise.
  8. 8. Chat can be recorded by any participant via microphone or telephone.
  9. 9. Use of group and private chat </li></li></ul><li>Chat<br />Cons<br />Delay response time answering a question.<br />Lack of popup notification of incoming chat message.<br />Questions need repeating due to background noise.<br />
  10. 10. White Board<br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Largest area of screen
  11. 11. Participants can view the presenter’s screen
  12. 12. Presenter can choose what participants can and can’t see</li></li></ul><li>White Board<br />Cons<br /><ul><li>Can become visually overwhelming
  13. 13. Presenter must give participants control in order for them to access white board
  14. 14. Can demand so much attention that messages are overlooked</li></li></ul><li>GoToMeeting Tools<br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Share webcams or screens
  15. 15. Ability to change presenters
  16. 16. Ability to share control of keyboard and mouse
  17. 17. Meeting can be recorded</li></li></ul><li>GoToMeeting Tools<br />Cons<br /><ul><li>Webcams can be hidden by white board
  18. 18. Use of webcam can cause some participants to lose connection
  19. 19. Any movement of mouse by presenter will negate sharing of keyboard and mouse</li></li></ul><li>GoToMeeting Benefits<br />
  20. 20. GoToMeeting Benefits<br />
  21. 21. Summary of GoToMeeting Capabilities<br />
  22. 22. Comprehensive Tutorial List<br />
  23. 23. References<br />Clark, R.C., Kwinn, A. (2007), Evidence-based guidelines for <br />synchronous e-learning – the new virtual classroom, <br />John E. Wiley & Sons, Inc., P. 260.<br />Clark & Mayer (2008), E-learning and the science of <br /> instruction: proven guidelines for consumers and<br />designers of multimedia learning, John E. Wiley & <br />Sons, P. 441.<br />Retrieved on 8/22/2011 from <br />http://www.gotomeeting.com/fec/<br />

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