The pros and cons of Web conferencingBy Asha Tomlinson11/18/2002|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 04/30/2003 Anyone who has had a romance over the Internet can understand that you don’t have to meet someone face-to-face to interact on a personal level, says Pat Fahy, associate professor, Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University in Alberta. Fahy rarely sees any of his students in the traditional classroom setting yet he knows a lot about them from conferencing online. The majority of Fahy’s curriculum is taught via the Internet. Students go online in a virtual classroom setting and participate over the Internet. In most cases he meets his students for the first time at the convocation ceremony. “I would never say face-to-face learning is dead. However, anyone who believes that’s the only way it should be done is wrong too. Technology-based training is effective and it’s a great way to learn,” says Fahy. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.