ERIC Number: ED110012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Group Communication through Computers. Volume 1: Design and Use of the FORUM System. IFF Report R-32.
Vallee, Jacques; And Others
To explore the feasibility and usefulness of group communication via computer, a system called FORUM was constructed and used in research and management tasks using ARPANET, an international computer network. Working softward and data regarding the dynamics of groups using network communication were developed, and a prototype hardware system for conducting voice discussions in connection with planning computer conferences was designed and built. In this report components of the system are described and experience with other such systems is reported. Appendixes include a FORUM User's Guide and a description of program organization and performance. A bibliography is also included. (SK)
Descriptors: Communications, Computers, Conferences, Feasibility Studies, Group Discussion, Guides, Information Sources, Meetings, Networks, Program Design, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Institute for the Future, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.