Dron, J. and Masthoff, J.
Online formal course meetings
In: Proceedings of the 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Aug 2003, Galway, Ireland.
This paper discusses the implementation of an online course board, an attempt to conduct formal course meetings using simple web-based threaded bulletin board technologies. This technique seeks to address some of the problems of conventional meetings where individuals can dominate proceedings, most attendees waste much of the time being bored and there is a heavy investment of time and money for little direct benefit. Although it provides solutions to some of the problems of traditional face to face meetings, the online discussion mechanism suffers from a number of weaknesses which negate many of the potential advantages. The paper ends with a glimpse of some potential solutions to these weaknesses.
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