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The webinar is a popular online format for individuals and companies to provide and receive information. The term webinar evolved from a combination of the words web and seminar. Webinars allow people a venue to share information via the Internet in an interactive format. Unlike instruction videos, which are another way to provide information online, webinars are synchronous and include various interactive features such as polls or a chat window. These features allow the presenter to engage viewers during the presentation and also allow viewers the opportunity to participate virtually. Professionals often use webinars as a method to learn new skills or to share information about services or products. This entry examines the technical requirements needed for webinars, their participatory status, and challenges to holding ...

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