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Technologies For A Remote Life: How To Be Most Effective In The Time Of COVID-19 (And Afterwards)

April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our friends at Austin Forum on Technology and Society have prepared a great online event to help you with the Remote Life.

Excerpt from their site

The world is increasingly connected, and it has become routine for most people to spend parts of their days online: often playing or shopping, but also working, learning, and more. Technologies have matured greatly for online collaboration and education, and many companies and organizations routinely use technologies to enable distributed employees and students to be productive.

However, for the vast majority of people, working and learning online has been at most a supplement to traditional in-person meetings, conferences, classes, workshops, etc.—and most people experience some annoying or even performance-limiting issues with these occasionally-used videoconferencing and other online collaboration tools.

We are now experiencing a global COVID-19 pandemic that has been declared an emergency/disaster situation at national, state and local levels, and we are seeing an unprecedented level of requirements and requests for people to work entirely from home, move all learning to online tools, and practice social distancing in general. Working and learning and life, in general, cannot stop, but many human activities are suddenly moving to online-only efforts as we protect ourselves and those around us in an attempt to stay healthy, prevent spreading, and not overwhelm the healthcare systems. Thus, the time for using technologies as optional or supplemental in many workplaces, educational institutions, and our daily lives is over: it is, suddenly, the new normal. 

Adapting society to execute so many of its functions online presents many challenges. While some organizations are experienced in using online technologies, many are not. Worse, some do not have the expertise to assess and evaluate the best options for their needs and do not have the experience to develop policies and organizational norms for using them most effectively. Such organizations and people are getting a crash course in not only technologies but in human behaviors and productivity with those technologies—and for many, it’s a crash course with no teacher, and a requirement to get it right quickly or risk financial loss, failing grades, or worse. 


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April 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Austin Forum on Technology and Society
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