Participant worksheet displays (PWDs)
let participants have their say
without interrupting the meeting.
Easy to implement in a virtual world.
That's a PWD behind me
- Mine is set to let other people type in it.
- So it could be used to collect ideas from the group.
- Since I own the page I can change the settings at will.
Why a PWD?
- Meeting participants have questions, ideas, or misgivings about items in the current discussion.
- Or so you hope.
- They may not express these because they don't fit into the discussion.
- They may put these into text chat, where they are easily overlooked.
- Participant worksheet displays (PWDs) help get this kind of thinking into the discussion.
- And probably encourage participants to give more thought to the discussion.
- You could set up a similar arrangement in a physical meeting with WiFi and laptops.
Participant worksheet displays
- Each participant has a worksheet for making public notes.
- In its simplest form it is a Google Docs page created by the participant.
- The page is displayed in the virtual world by providing the url to the display panel.
- A private web location can be used for more security.
- Any participant can access the page in an Iframe.
- From that any participant can copy text.
- Thus if a participant posts something useful, others may save it for further use.
- Everyone can be thinking, but not everyone can be talking.
- Shy people can post their thinking.
- Posts are evidence of thinking and may prod others to produce similar evidence.
- These may encourage better attention in "just listen" meetings.
- The displays can serve as notes after the meeting.
- Leaders can review notes to find points needing more clarification.
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