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Kyle S Video conferencing software
 
Collaborators: Kyle Scott, others welcome to add
 
Effective altruists are geographically distributed around the world, and often use video chat to contact one another (.impact monthly meetings, Goodreads group meetings, coordination between different EA hubs). Finding an optimal solution for small and large conferences could significantly improve the productivity of meetings and EA time.
 
Software
Pretty extensive list on wikipedia
Givewell might use freeconferencing.com?
globalmeet.com
 
 
Considered:
Skype
Google Hangouts
Goto Meetings
Microsoft Lync
Vsee
Oovoo
Meetingsburner
Meetings.io
Zoom.us
Tango
Fring
Talky.io
Appear.in
 
Hardware
What hardware is best for increasing quality? I'm mostly looking into this because CEA is looking for a permanent setup in their conference room. Here's some of the hardware I've looked at:
 
Jabra Speak 410 USB Conference UC Speakerphone - comes highly recommended. There's a newer, pricier 510 model. Some versions are optimized for MS Lync (maybe drivers that let you use the built-in hang up button).
MXL AC-404 USB Conferencing Microphone - comes highly recommended in terms of audio quality, but I ended up preferring the Jabra because the MXL doesn't have a speaker component.
 
All-in-one
The TelyHD got recommended on Engadget (2012)
 
2-3 participants
My biggest finding so far is that WebRTC based applications are really good for small groups, but may peter off in larger groups. This needs to be more thoroughly tested.
 
4+ participants
Is something better for larger groups?
 
Online rankings/reviews
Videoconferencing - Wikipedia
 
 
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Kyle S Campbell Collaboration
Campbell Collaboration list of systematic reviews (98) systematic reviews of experimental research on primarily US interventions. Includes ineffective interventions. Hooray!
I'm currently vetting all of the studies here:
 
 
 
 
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  1. 21st Century Community Learning Centers (2004 ) (already done)
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  1. Five-Year Adult and Child Impacts for Eleven Programs 
  1. Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Project
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  1. Supporting Healthy Marriage
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  1. Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs (1996, behind paywall)
  1. Unemployment Insurance (UI) Self-Employment Demonstrations (1995)
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  1. Does Jobs Corps Work? Series: 2001, 2006, 2008 (abstract only)
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  1. Teach For America?
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