14. communication and collaboration models


Compare turn-taking, round-robin and free-for-all as floor control mechanisms. When might each be effective?

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Answer should define each of these and their strengths and limitations. Discuss particular examples of groupware such as meeting rooms, shared editors, etc., and possible protocols for each - some are about communication, some about changing shared artefacts. Also discuss social protocols and how they can be integrated with more flexible formal protocols.

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