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Feb
24
2010
Culture Conference Maranda Gibson

So here’s something that you may not think about.  

Mostly, conferencing – all kinds, video, audio, and desktop have been used as an alternative to stuffy board room conferences for a long time. But there are many parts in the world where conferencing is a brand new experience.

One thing that is very exciting is seeing the applications of conferencing in smaller, poorer countries. I once had the pleasure of recording a conference between a school district and some “adopted” students in Africa. With a simple web camera and a telephone, the school district was able to cross a cultural divide that stretched from the North Pole to the South Pole. I didn’t listen in on things, just monitored to make sure that the recording of their video was going well, but I could see looks of joy on the faces of the adopted students.

Many programs are popping up to use some form of conferencing for education. The world is such a melting pot now, that it’s almost necessary to be able to understand the cultures of the world in order to succeed.

How will you immerse yourself in another culture and world today?

So here’s something that you may not think about.  

Mostly, conferencing – all kinds, video, audio, and desktop have been used as an alternative to stuffy board room conferences for a long time. But there are many parts in the world where conferencing is a brand new experience.

One thing that is very exciting is seeing the applications of conferencing in smaller, poorer countries. I once had the pleasure of recording a conference between a school district and some “adopted” students in Africa. With a simple web camera and a telephone, the school district was able to cross a cultural divide that stretched from the North Pole to the South Pole. I didn’t listen in on things, just monitored to make sure that the recording of their video was going well, but I could see looks of joy on the faces of the adopted students.

Many programs are popping up to use some form of conferencing for education. The world is such a melting pot now, that it’s almost necessary to be able to understand the cultures of the world in order to succeed.

How will you immerse yourself in another culture and world today?

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