Was ist Synchrone Groupware?
Synchronous groupware is a class of applications that enables geographically separated group members to work together in real time. Examples of such groupware are chat systems, shared whiteboards, video conferences, group decision support systems and collaborative editors.
The basic requirement of synchronous groupware is real-time coordination between group members. Thus, the user interface is designed in such a way that it promotes a feeling of togetherness and common audio channels for communication.
Desktop conferences and electronic meeting rooms are examples of synchronous groupware. In desktop conferencing, the computers that make up the system hold a persistent shared presentation, while individual users still have some control over their view. Electronic meeting rooms were initially developed in business schools and later generalized as synchronous groupware.