Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Information, Knowledge and Communication"
|Titel||Organising virtual conferences : lessons and guidelines|
|Organisatie||IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development|
|Onderwerp||Information, Knowledge and Communication|
|Trefwoorden||information and communication technologies, communication|
|Regio's||Africa South of Sahara, Caribbean, Latin America|
|Samenvatting||Design guidelines for virtual conferencing were gleaned from the literature in other areas like distance learning and were tested in a virtual conference held in late 1999. Only text -based media were used in the virtual conference “Learn to Build a Brighter Future”. It appeared that the lack of time was the main reason for not posting messages. Even though the time that participants are willing to spend depends for a great deal on their commitment, still, further research should be done into designing of a virtual conference environment in a way that it takes less time for participants. Another important finding was that the main task for the moderator is to structure and manage the conference, rather than create a sense of community. “The more flexibility is offered, the more structure is required.” Further research should be done in how to structure a virtual conference optimally.|
|Rechten||© 2001 IICD|