Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Diocese’ Webinar Project
Q What is a “webinar”?
A: A webinar is a an online session where one or more speakers presents training or informational material to an audience that is listening and watching over the internet. It’s not television –you don’t see the speaker — but the speaker is able to share his or her computer desktop, often showing a document or a set of slides, with attendees. You listen to the talk and the slides and visual aids are “pushed” to your screen. The basic benefit is making subject matter experts available without the need to have the speaker and the audience in the same place — thus reducing travel time and cost.
Q: What does it cost to attend? Is there a fee?
A No, its free.
Q: How many people can attend?
A: Up to 25 attendees
Q: Can clergy or laity from other Dioceses or Orthodox jurisdictions also attend?
A: Sure — the more the better. If we have space problems we’ll try to allocate spaces to this Diocese. We’ll cross that bridge if necessary.
Q: What do I need to attend?
A: Computer with a web connection. Here is more info.
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
Q: If I can’t attend “live” can I view the session later?
A: Yes. Webinars will be recorded and posted on the web so that attendees can go back to review content or persons unavailable at the time of the live event can listen to the presentation and the Q/A.
Q. Then why bother attending live?
A: Good question. When tuning in to live broadcasts attendees can ask questions via instant messages and can participate in instant polls and surveys. Its also just more interesting and real when live.
Q: Why are you starting these at 2:00 PM?
A: Except for the first one, starting times for webinars are tentative. We will experiment as to what times are best for various audiences –and for speakers.