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Virtual Engagement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202100D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

A method and system for tracking activity of participants in virtual meetings

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Virtual Engagement

Disclosed is a method and system for tracking activity of participants in virtual meetings which identifies where participants are focused by identifying what active screen their computer is on (i.e. the web conference, etc..)

During normal meeting with audience members present, the speaker/presenter can observe the audience and react to the observations, for example, in a classroom, a teacher might stop presenting and wait until the students are no longer talking before lecturing. With virtual meetings, the audience members might not even be at the computer screen or may be working on a different project. The audience members may be multi-tasking on the same computer. There is a need for improved feedback during virtual meetings.

Feedback to the presenter is provided by a software application, "The Virtual Engagement Project" that identifies where participants are focused by identifying what active screen their computer is on (i.e. the web conference, etc..).

The Virtual Engagement project is a collaboration tool for virtual on-line conferences in which users are represented as avatars. This tool provides the following primary features:

Status of participants - standby, engaged or multiplexing

Visibility of all participants that have called into the conference and all participants that have left Voice activated avatars
Meeting minutes

Addition collaboration tool details:

The call-in number is linked to the collaboration tool to show when participants call in and when they hang up.

The collaboration tool shows the st...