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

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