Title: Hearing every voice in webcam-enabled chatrooms
Summary of 400 characters max
This demonstration explains and illustrates ways that voice and webcam
enhanced synchronous communications tools can improve participation in online
communities by promoting conditions favoring scaffolding and collaborating on
projects. Participants will leave the session knowing how voice and video can
enhance community development and productivity, and how to implement it
- Paper: synopsis of paper, including central idea and supporting
- Demonstration: central purpose and description of what will be
- Workshop: statement of goal, synopsis of the theoretical framework,
and precise description of tasks to be performed
- Colloquium: synopsis of issue(s) to be discussed, brief schedule of
the presenters and their topics, and discussion time
- Poster Session: main ideas to be presented and description of the
The Session Description will . . .
- be limited to an electronic file that is one typed 8 1/2 x 11 inch
(21.5 x 28 cm) page. Longer session descriptions will be disqualified.
- include no names of the presenter(s) or institution(s). This
includes session descriptions submitted for Colloquium sessions.
- have a clearly stated purpose and point of view. include supporting
details and examples.
- contain evidence of current practices and/or research.
- use appropriate format (e.g., paper, demonstration).
- include a variety of techniques (e.g., activities, visuals).
- show appropriate amount of material for the allotted time.
- show careful editing and proofreading.
The session description should contain the following information at the
top of the page:
Type of presentation (i.e., Paper, Demonstration, Workshop, Colloquium,
Designated interest section
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