Technically speaking, running a group video conference with Skype is like listening to music on a stereo system. The end result depends on the combined quality of a number of components.
With music, those components are our CD, CD player, amplifier and loud speakers. And with our online mediation simulations with Skype those components are:
- Fast Internet connection
- Fast PC/Mac
- Latest version of Skype
- Decent headset
- Good-quality webcam
As a result, it is true that Skype plays a key role in the video/audio quality of our mediation simulations. But it is also true that there is only so much Skype can do all by itself.
PLEASE NOTE – We no longer use Skype for our Virtual Mediation Lab online mediation simulations. To learn why, sign up for our 1-hour Introduction to Online Mediation with PC Mac and Mobile Devices. One of the topics we cover during that training is “How to Choose a Video Conferencing Software for Online Mediation”.