“Am I audible? Are my slides Visible’
We have a Pandemic of Webinars occurring at all levels of Medical Education and Urology is no exception. Definitely in these trying times when physical events cannot be conducted, these webinars have become a boon for many at all levels to interact and continue to impart knowledge. But Over indulgence is definitely not the way to go about. No doubt, such overindulgence have made us bring out many potential teachers to the fore but will they continue when they restart their clinical programme with full vigour will have to be seen.
The article is addressing the Ophthalmology Community but all the thoughts it has forwarded can aptly be applied to Urology as well and they are worth considering. I must thank Sabnis for introducing this article to me.
The constant banter prior to any speaker commences is ‘“Am I audible? Are my slides Visible’. This has become the routine as the person speaking may at best be able to see few of fellow faculties but definitely not the audience he/she is addressing. In a Physical Meting, the speaker can see the audience he is addressing and can on occasions change he talk to some extent depending on the audience present which is not possible at Webinars when the audience are invisible.
I have placed some of my comments along with the article and I hope there will be some interaction among us as how these Webinars need be conducted.
With warm Regards,