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The shape of online meetings

Scott, Peter; Tomadaki, Eleftheria and Quick, Kevin (2007). The shape of online meetings. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 3(4) pp. 1–16.

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Abstract

Live videoconferencing has become an integral part of international virtual learning and working with professionals, educators and students using online meetings to enhance their collaboration from different parts of the world. This paper explores the visualization of a set of different online meetings produced by the FlashMeeting' videoconferencing system. Our polar area visualization analysis reveals interesting patterns in participant dominance in online meetings: seminars, interviews, moderated project meetings, peer-to-peer meetings, web-casts and video lectures. Visualizing patterns in the use of foreground and background communication channels is a promising way to help us to start to explore individual user roles in different communities and in different meeting types.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1832-3669
Keywords: Live videoconferencing, Visualizing video meetings, FlashMeeting, User meeting roles
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 8641
Depositing User: Peter Scott
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 11:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8641
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