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Real-Time Online Video Meetings

Real-Time Online Video Meetings

Despite my share of disappointments with the latest “revolutionary” computer technology, I’ve become quite optimistic about online video meetings. In contrast to promotions about the potential of “game-changing” breakthroughs, the newly available services look not just promising but extremely useful right now. The previous post in this series discussed the capabilities of web conferencing, built […]

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Web Resources for Online Meetings - 1

Web Resources for Online Meetings – 1

Amid the excitement surrounding the Obama Administration’s use of the internet for massive public engagement, I’ve been looking for web-based applications that can be used on a much smaller scale to support collaborative policy projects. While online services can’t yet take the place of in-person dialogue, there are many applications that can offer significant support […]

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Open Space-Online

Open Space-Online

How is it possible to accomplish an Open Space Technology (OST) meeting on the web, working only with text and limited visual aids through a desktop browser? That is the aim of Open Space-Online, and by many accounts it does the task effectively. Given the structure of an OST meeting, it would seem difficult to […]

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Clay Shirky: Hierarchy vs. Collaborative Leadership

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Collaborating on the Web

Collaborating on the Web

Collaboration is a word more often associated these days with online services than with public policy. The two, however, can be linked in several ways. There are tools available through web browsers to help collaborative groups share virtual workspaces, simplify communication, facilitate project management and conduct real-time meetings. The explosive growth of offerings includes many […]

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