[ESIP-all] Meeting Venues and Climate Change

Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) christopher.s.lynnes at nasa.gov
Wed Feb 5 13:02:08 EST 2014

On Feb 5, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Anne Wilson <anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu> wrote:

> The better teleconferencing gets the more everyone would sit at their desks to participate.  I've thought about this a lot wrt the BESSIG.  If we actually were able to stream our meetings (which we're not), I believe fewer people would attend in person.  It would be yet another telecon, yuck.

I've noticed that I'm more tempted to glance off to my email when the virtual meeting is mostly or all talking/telecon. 

Paradoxically, the most engaged I have been in a WebEx was a silent workshop we held, with all of the communication taking place through the chat window.  This forced the eyes to stay engaged continually, and also had the beneficial(!) effect that people could talk over each other without interrupting them.	
Dr. Christopher Lynnes     NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2    phone: 301-614-5185

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