Software to support many-to-many communication. Included in this are facilities to assist with the management of messages.
A format for holding discussions by participants in different places by connecting through computer networks to transmit messages that are either text, audio, and or visual. This can be asynchronous using email or a listserver or synchronous using conferencing software.
Using a computer to send and receive text asynchronously via the Internet. This conferencing is most appropriate for groups of 15 to 20 personnel. Discussion boards, and e-mail for private communication, are primarily used.
Discussions between a group of participants in different places using computer networks to transmit text messages. If this is done by simple email, it may be through the use of a listserver. Computer conferencing has become a standard part of distance courses run via the Internet. See also Virtual discussion forums
emulates face-to-face conference where many people meet to discuss an issues of common concerns. Participants can generally contribute their comments at their own convenience.
(I) Group communication through computers. (2) The use of shared computer files, remote terminal equipment and telecommunications channels for two-way group communications in real or non-real (asynchronous) time.
group communications through computers, or the use of shared computer files, remote terminal equipment and telecommunications channels for two-way, real-time group communication.
the use of a central computer to receive, hold and distribute messages among participants' computers.
A form of groupware where users can send messages to ‘bulletin boards’ or other information databases and receive replies. The information bases are organised into topics, thus making it easier to connect with people with common interests.
Conducting a conference between two or more participants at different sites by using computer networks to transmit any combination of text, static pictures, audio and/or motion video. Multipoint conferencing allows three or more participants to sit in a virtual conference room and communicate as if they were sitting right next to each other.
interactive sessions between networked computers in which data, documents, video and/or audio are shared. Web chats and web-based conferencing are types of computer conferencing.
a form of distance learning where faculty and students create and respond to questions, messages, or articles; sometimes a "threaded," or connected discussion takes place.
Multiple users commenting on an issue of common interest via electronic mail. Individual members can monitor what others are adding to the conference and contribute over a set period of time.
An ongoing computer conversation via text with others in different locations. Conferencing can be done in "real time," so that messages appear as they are being keyed, or it can be "asynchronous," which means the complete message is keyed and then stored for later use by the receiver or sender.