In the end the they could see and hear me on video. I could not see or hear them, so was on my mobile on the webcam. It was not what I had invisioned but we ended up using ICT in a variety of ways to overcome barriers and have a wonderful interview.
Things I would do next time:
- Use a simpler web conferencing system like AIM or MSN. (KISS)
- Test, test and test with time to spare.
- Mention a strength of mine is flexibility when ICT tools crash :-)
Food for thought:
One aspect of online communication even when using video is that it is difficult to tell when someone has finished speaking and is ready for the next person. I think it is a point in case about how much we 'read' from body language. Do we need conventions for passing the speaking ball online, are there already?