Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing

Web conferencing is a tool for online group meetings. Web conferencing provides a content for sharing of computer screens, individual apps and web-browsers among a group of computers.

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting is a web conferencing software for online meetings. GoToMeeting is very user-friendly, simple and cost-effective software for online courses, meetings and seminars. GoToMeeting is popular among students, academic people and different offices for providing online meetings for the people who they are in different locations.

On Friday June 2nd, 2017, our “Web Technologies for Planning” class had an online meeting through GoToMeeting software. The instructor prof. Christopher Stein talked about web conferencing and the students shared a planning related web-page with the class. It was very convenient to participate in class meeting from different locations. In my own experience, the meeting was without any problem and the sounds and video had very high quality although I was using a normal headphone for the meeting. Sharing our personal webpages when we became a presenter in the meeting was very interesting. We could easily share our web-pages with the class through GoToMeeting software. Here is a screenshot of the class meeting while professor. Stein was presenting his own planning webpage “Planetizen website” for the class.

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 GoToMeeting for facilitating planning meetings

Beside academic and professional meetings, GoToMeeting has also used for planning purposes. City Planners can use this tool to communicate with group of planning and other professionals and also with community who they are planning for them. It is very convenient to reach out community feedbacks, educate them, sharing the planning ideas and generally communicative planning. It is very easy and cost-effective for all providers and participants.

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Kimia Kiani

Kimia Kiani is a City Planner and Architect. She achieved her bachelor and master's degree in Architecture from Iran and perused her second masters in City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University. She is holding an Architecture and Facility Planning position at Public Works department, County of San Luis Obispo in California, United States.

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