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The New Communications Technologies, 5th Edition by Barbara Morgenstern, Michael Mirabito

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16      Teleconferencing and Computer Conferencing

TELECONFERENCING INTRODUCTION

In Chapter 1 you wrote a note to a friend about the New York Yankees. Now, you want to celebrate another World Series win.1 Do you write another note, use the telephone, or hold a personal videoconference so you can also see each other?

The latter falls under the umbrella term teleconference. A teleconference is an electronic meeting between two or more sites. It can range from an audioconference, where you hold an interactive conversation, to a videoconference, where video information can also be exchanged.

Another type of meeting, a computer conference, is an extension of the systems presented in the Internet chapter, Chapter 17. A computer conference can range ...

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