The sessions in this space can be very interactive, encouraging participants to ask questions using a mic or through text. There is also a feature that allows you to create polls.
A big thanks to Dr Richard Pountney who invited me to present and both Andys from ALiS Online. I'd initially been quite cautious about virtual spaces having had a quite strange and uncomfortable experience in Second Life. However this was totally different. The software is very intuitive and takes you directly to the Lecture Theatre, with the added option of going into the Gallery to talk to participants. I can see this being a great space to help students build confidence presenting to others.
The slides are also available on SlideShare