Just Zoom it: Status, asynchronicity and other scientific reasons you should use video conferencing

One of the major lessons from the past three years is that video conferencing is both convenient and annoying. However, too much of the conversation revolves around personal preferences or metrics like “productivity” that don’t translate well into a research context.

This session will explore some of the psychological and biological reasons that video conferencing isn’t just a poor substitute for in-person meetings – but rather it stands on its own merits as a qualitatively different style of interacting. Clint will also take a look at the implications for research, for stakeholder management, for productivity and for career development.

Key takeaways:

  1. Technology allows us to better present ourselves in key ways to our audience, and provides tools that can improve communication.
  2. Understanding the concrete benefits of technologically mediated interaction allows us to build a framework for matching communication tools to their appropriate contexts.
  3. Understanding these benefits also enables researchers to tailor the style of interaction to the appropriate research objectives.

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