I'd like to demonstrate and discuss some ways to use online tools for online interviews. We can look at the benefits and challenges different kinds of tools offer, and consider implications for research designs.
I am planning one session using Elluminate, a multi-channel meeting space, and one using Vidyo CoroCall, a desktop videoconferencing system. I will post more about these tools later.
Of course, with our global group scheduling is a challenge in itself! Depending on your responses, we may offer more than one session in each tool to accomodate as many people as possible.
Please use these polls to convey your preferences for 1/25 (Elluminate) and 1/29 (CoroCall):
Please indicate your choice by Thursday the 21st so we can make arrangements and get the word out about the schedule.
What time zone have you used in the doodle scheduler? Thanks.
Incidentally, this would be a handy tool to use for scheduling interviews but if you're concerned with anonymity you would need to set up a poll for each person.
Doodle is a very useful tool, though I tend to suggest a few times and use Time and Date to set a specific future time.
By the way, you've not got a "sorry, can't make any" option (well, I guess other than signing in & then ticking nothing) - so, Friday - afraid I'm on leave & on a train to Edinburgh! (Could have done an early morning UK one - & tested videoconferencing via 3G & Linux based netbook ... but the rest of you would have been asleep!)