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Flashmeeting / Chris Barker

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Flashmeeting is a tool for remote participation in meetings and events.

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Flashmeeting / Chris Barker

  1. 1. Flashmeeting Videoconferencing for TeachMeets?
  2. 2. Flashmeeting <ul><li>What is flashmeeting? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we talking about it this evening? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Flashmeeting <ul><li>What do you need to participate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flashmeeting runs from a webpage with a flash enabled web browser. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A webcam, and a microphone if you wish to talk. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Flashmeeting What can it do?
  5. 5. Flashmeeting
  6. 6. Flashmeeting <ul><li>Advantages? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those unable to attend in person can participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A possible way of recording the session. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively cheap technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One can ‘chat’ during the session, without needing to ‘go live’ with the webcam </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Flashmeeting <ul><li>Disadvantages? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need a ‘facilitator’ at the event to co-ordinate attendees and Flashmeeting attendees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to allow enough time for the set-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording only as good as the individual’s webcam. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Flashmeeting <ul><li>Worth considering this for the future? </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/quickstart.html </li></ul>

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