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Telepresence: "Beaming in" to a Knowledge Cafe - David Gurteen (Gurteen Knowledge)

Telepresence: "Beaming in" to a Knowledge Cafe - David Gurteen (Gurteen Knowledge) | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"There is an interesting thread in the Gurteen Knowledge Forum on the subject of how to run a Virtual Knowledge Cafe that has been running for while. 

And then recently, I was talking to Kitty Wooley on Skype about this and we decided it would be interesting for her to join one of my London Knowledge Cafes virtually as an experiment. So this would be one virtual person in a sea of real people. My first thought was to have the "virtual Kitty" sit at a table as a laptop or better still as an IPad and to connect via Skype. It seemed to me that this could even work more generally if there was just one virtual person per table. 

But as I reflected on it - I realised that there might be some better technology available than a laptop or an iPad. My first thought was a remote controlled WiFi webcam such as this one BESTEX remote controlled webcam 

But it was obviously not ideal and so I Googled around a little and found Beam+ "

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Virtual Knowledge Cafés - investigation by the guru and some insights!

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Virtual Knowledge Cafes - does anyone have any tips? - LinkedIn Group discussion

Virtual Knowledge Cafes - does anyone have any tips? - LinkedIn Group discussion | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it
Working internationally means we can't get people together in the same room for the conversations which are the power of the knowledge cafe. Does anyone have any experience of running a knowledge cafe virtually and how did you make it work?
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David Gurteen gives an insightful reply with various links to consider when wanting to do a Virtual Knowledge Café.

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Olivia Millard's curator insight, January 21, 9:04 AM

If you think interactive workshops are important learning tools, and if you work for or with a geographically distributed group of people, you'll be interested in this conversation.