Group Dynamics in the Online Era

As SHARE President Pam Taylor observed in this week's special Q&A, there's a certain value gained from sharing information on an in-person basis that the Web and social networking can never capture. While many industry events are now broadcast over the Web, they miss the valuable serendipity and group dynamics that occur in live, face-to-face encounters. Psychologists and learning specialists say that information is more likely to be absorbed and remembered from face-to-face meetings than virtual encounters. That's why events such as this month's SHARE will always be valuable career resources. To stay on top of all the trends, subscribe to Database Trends and Applications magazine.