Article from the Virtual Edge Institute’s Resource Book 2012. The whole article can be read here :http://issuu.com/virtualedge/docs/resource-book2012?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage
“What is the definition of a digital event? Everything below…and maybe more, but here is the official definition of a digital event:
A digital event is an occurrence of people gathering together where some or all of the attendees are not physically in the same location but are connected in a common environment. The common environment might be one of many types but is usually enabled through the use of computers and the Internet.
a Webcast is a transmission of (typically) video media file, either live or on-demand, over the Internet. Webcasts generally use streaming media technology, which broadcasts the content from a single source to multiple viewers or listeners simultaneously.
Short from “Web-based seminar”, a Webinar is a transmission of (typically) audio media file, either live or on-demand, over the Internet.
A slidecast is a set of slides broadcast over the Internet with the synchronization of video and audio effects. Slidecasts allow multiple simultaneous views in a multimedia presentation format, uploaded on a single source.”