IAMSE Audio Seminar Netiquette

* Net:
a common English abbreviation referring to the Internet

* Etiquette:
behavior that brings order to social or official life

IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminars are an excellent way to exchange information
concerning many topics of interest and relevance to basic science educators.
However, doing so over the telephone with multiple participants imposes some
necessary limitations which are not present when all are gathered physically within
the same meeting room. We ask that you review and adhere to the following
guidelines for interaction using this mode of communication.


* If you are calling in from a conference room or otherwise require the use of a
speaker phone, we request that you use the telephone’s mute feature to block out
any distracting background noise.


* Mentioned previously, but worth repeating. Most have microphones of inferior quality making you sound very distant. Please do not use a headset unless you know the quality is comparable.


* If you have a two-line phone, please turn the ringer off of the second line. This prevents disruption of the seminar if your second line rings during the conference call.


* During the Question/Answer mode at the end of the call, press *6 to unmute your
personal phone and please identify yourself and your institution before proceeding.
This is a courtesy to all. We do encourage you to actively contribute to our
seminars. Your comments and experiences relative to the subject being discussed
provide an important contribution to the success of each session. We tell our
students “There’s no such thing as a stupid question”, yet as faculty members often
consider our own questions too simplistic or “dumb”. We encourage our students by
reminding them that many others in the audience also want to know the answer, or
felt the same way, but they were too reticent to speak. Such limited thinking has no
place in these seminars, since the very foundation of IAMSE is based upon openness
and sharing. In this organization, we all learn from each other.

For answers to your questions, please contact the IAMSE Admin TeamĀ as below.

IAMSE Admin Team
1404 1/2 Adams Ave
Huntington, WV 25704

TEL: +1-304-522-1270
FAX: +1-304-523-9701

E-MAIL: support@iamse.org