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Real-Time Virtual Collaboration (RTVC) by Mind Map: Real-Time Virtual  Collaboration  (RTVC)
5.0 stars - 1 reviews range from 0 to 5

Real-Time Virtual Collaboration (RTVC)

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Facts About The Conference

54 Participants from 16 countries in plenary, 28 participants in 9 break out sessions

Collaboration tool for plenary: Skype chat

Timetable: Opening plenary, 2 time slots for break out sessions (1 hr.), final plenary

Preparation of conference: 8 people from 6 countries (USA, Canada, GB, Brazil, Germany, South Africa), who have not met before as a group, in 3 weeks time

Key Learnings: Tools

Collaboration tools that are difficult to set up need more time for preparation. Conduct pre session preparation in advance of virtual meetings

it is difficult to move from one session to another

think about the relationship between the set of tools to be used and the goals for the session (Chat only, voice, visualisation)

Key Learnings: Collaboration

Convening virtual meetings requires a different kind of preparation than real world facilitation.

It works

You can organize large global confereneces with minimal lead time and cost.

Ability to collect information in virtual conferences is greater because all of the communication can be recorded.

Because participants are already connected in the conference you naturally may stay more connected after the conference.


Skype Chat Plenary


Session on collectiv action

Session on communication tools for managers

Introducing social media to large organizations

New Change Management Appraoch for 21st Century

Break-out Sessions

Collaborative intelligence in the workplace (Stephan Joyce)

Tool used:Yuuguu, Skype, mindmeister

Major findings, To be continued: contact stephen.joyce1

Communication tools for the manager 2.0 (Marc Dangeard)

Tool used: Skype VoIP, Chat

Major findings, To be continued after contact with Marc

Interdependence between collaboration and technology (Hans Gaertner)

Tool used: Teamspeak, Mindmapping

Major findings, its like chicken and egg: What drives what?, Voice not really essential, When do we become productive in virtual collaboration, are there team development phases (forming, storming, norming...)?

Open money (Georg Pleger)

Tool used: Twitter, Skype

Major findings, 1) In crisis period, classic currencies are missing. Alternative currencies can be created in real life (ex. WIR in Ch) or Twollars on Twitter., 2) Eiso Kant co-founder of Twitter present us Everyone who is on Twitter can give Twollars to another one (GIVE ORDER) One can also donate to a charity. Then a sponsor give real dollars for the cause. New version of Twollars will include an API, to let people use Twollars without Twitter (e-mail, website)., 3) We have create the ExploraCoeur project to experiment the open currencies new usages. Free, open and collaborative project we can join by followinf @exploracoeurexp on Twitter.

Global Skills (Lucy Garrick)

Tool used: Etherpad

Major findings, Where do we start to change our institutions and schools to develop cross-cultural/global skills, Cross-cultural competency and it's impact on mutual respect, leadership and forgiveness, Ideas of reflexive culture - being aware of how the one culture impacts another

Introducing social media to large organisation (Carl Plant)

Tool used: Twitter via TinyChat

Major findings, The use of social media needs to be aimed at a specific topic, Make a measureable impact, Be led by a trusted person in a trusting environment and have some cost benefit too for good measure

Community owned communications (William Rogers)

Tool used: Skype Chat

Major findings, Define ownership, Communication or Content, Political Participation, ACCESS - Digital divide and Tech barriers to uptake, STAKEHOLDERS - Corporate and community

New Change Management Approach (Holger Nauheimer)

Tool used: DimDim

Major findings, We need a different approach to change in organizations, We need different people on the board, We need a new model for rewarding collaboration in organizations

Collective action (Maria D)

Tool used: Twitter and TinyChat

Major findings, Our favorite resources on collective action, Cultural changes and their mechanisms, How would our visions look in practice, Meta-reflections: Challenging topic is challenging; we want to stay in touch

Staying in Touch

Skype Chat - RTVC Chat Room




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RTVC Workshop May 2009 at CMT Website

Sample Participant Feedback

Thanks to the helping hands - good athmosphere.

"Some technological confusion was part of my learning experience... very excited about the possibilities of vc...I'd love to participate in this kind of thing more." Leila

"Everything was ok for me... Skype, Twitter, DimDim (?) All was very well prepared Good jobs." Emmanuel

"The chats were inspiring and intriguing the technology sometimes frustrating." patiotextiles

"I got lots of ideas and links to new tools etc. - will definitely use some of them and try them out in our setting. Thank for great preparations." Olivia

"No session conversations for me this time - but 2 nice butterfly talks on the side- thanks to Sofia, Stephen and Aiden." Frauke

"Simplicity seemed to be the key, more time to think creatively." Carl

"I would appreciate the open rooms on different media to test drive so that I would not miss sessions" patiotextiles

"I found it more meaningful to engage solely in one-to-one and to check in post-event on all the chatter. Follow-up with individuals on specific ideas if required. ..." Aiden

"I lurked in a few sessions in the first part but the hosting was quite all engaging - even though I typed little." onetruestory