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Scooped by Robin Good
September 20, 2013 5:34 PM!

Field and Manage Live Questions During Live Google Hangouts On Air Events

Field and Manage Live Questions During Live Google Hangouts On Air Events | Online Collaboration Tools |
Robin Good's insight:

Google has recently made available a new useful feature for Google Hangouts On-Air which offers the ability for users to field curated questions from an online audience.

The new feature provides event hosts with a set of controls that finally allows them to effectively manage questions coming in real-time from their audience.

This Google update allows for up to one million concurrent users to ask questions, and it also adds the ability for viewers to vote on questions they would like to see answered and it includes these additional features: 

  • Solicit questions from up to a million concurrent viewers
  • Select and answer questions live
  • Timestamp the YouTube recording by marking questions as you answer them

Now, during a live Hangouts On-Air event when you select a question to be answered, it is highlighted for all users to see, and it also appears as a time-stamped note in recorded broadcasts. In this way viewers looking for specific content can jump to it instantly.

Read the official Google announcement from Amit Fulay, Google+ Hangouts product manager, who 10 days confirmed that the Q&A update would be rolled out over the next few days for the desktop version of the website.

Official announcement: 

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:35 PM

Coming to soon...

Robyn Mather's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:45 AM

Hangouts on Air keeps getting better and better as a communication tool.

patto1an's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:38 AM

Could be a great way to engage online learners!

Scooped by Robin Good
May 8, 2012 8:54 AM!

Compare and Evaluate Web Conferencing and Webinar Tools: The Online Meeting Tools Review

Compare and Evaluate Web Conferencing and Webinar Tools: The Online Meeting Tools Review | Online Collaboration Tools |

Robin Good: The Online Meeting Tools Review is a web-based service which allows you to compare side-by-side over 35 web conferencing and webinar tools. 

The free version allows you to access individual reviews and to compare up to four tools on a set of basic criteria with not much detail.

The Pro version is a downloadable PDF that includes comparison of whatever number of tools you have selected across 80 different features.

Price starts at $19 for in-depth comparison of 4 tools. Each additional tool added to the report is $4 more. 

P.S.: I have looked at some of the reviews and I have found them not to be as detailed and insightful as I would have expected. The data is there, but in some cases key advantages of a certain tool or technology over another are not highlighted at all. 

Well organized idea for an in-demand need, but information quality is not as good as it should be. 6/10

Evaluation method: 

More info: 

Alessio Manca's comment May 10, 2012 7:27 AM
Nice shot of current status. I just would like to mention Anymeeting which you probably curated some months ago.
Free and paid services. Complete of several useful functionalities. E.g. recording, sharing, after-meeting surveys, private or public access.
Robin Good's comment, May 10, 2012 8:08 AM
Thanks Alessio, roger.
Bella Garge's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:49 AM

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