Ka Papa Hana Ho‘omalu 101 - Parliamentary Procedure 101
Anaina Kūkākūkā - Deliberative Assembly
It is important to understand that, regardless of the technology used, the opportunity for simultaneous aural communication is essential to the deliberative character of the meeting. Therefore, a group that attempts to conduct the deliberative process in writing (such as by postal mail, e-mail, "chat rooms," or fax)—which is not recommended—does not constitute a deliberative assembly. Any such effort may achieve a consultative character, but it is foreign to the deliberative process as understood under parliamentary law.
--RONR (11th ed.), p. 98, ll. 11-19
Communication by keyboard doesn't allow people to be influenced by live debate. The key element is simultaneous aural communication, which cannot be achieved by chatting through social media. This requirement can, however, be met through teleconference as long as everyone participating can hear each other at the same time, or by videoconference if everyone can also see each other at the same time.
Ka Papa Hana 101
Post by Keokani Kipona Marciel, MS
Student of Parliamentary Procedure
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