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Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts ... adding a collaborative whiteboard
http://scootdoodle.com/onhangouts.php
Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts
This adds an interactive, collaborative whiteboard to a Google Hangout session
Get together with your friends and classmates for awesome, creative jam sessions, face-to-face, anytime, anywhere. Let's Scoodle.

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30+ Education Twitter #hashtag Chats with Posts
http://shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/eduhashtag/
30+ Education Twitter #hashtag Chats with Posts More than 30 Education Twitter #hashtag Chats...
... with live, most recent Posts
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Shamblesguru's Live Twitter Stream
https://twitter.com/shamblesguru
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on24
http://www.on24.com/
ON24 webcasting solutions provide corporations with the power to engage global audiences with interactive, live content for marketing, training and corporate communications.
Free webinar trial : A full 30-day trial period | An unlimited number of webcast events | Up to 50 attendees per webcast | Access to ON24 online tutorial | browser-based
ON24 Virtual Environments combine engaging interactive locations, social networking, live webcasts and web-based collaboration tools. The ON24 platform is highly customizable and can easily be tailored for a wide range of applications including virtual learning, marketing programs and HR communications.

ON24 | The Perfect Tool for the Job from ON24, Inc on Vimeo.


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Social Network supporting Blackboard Collaborate
http://www.wecollaborate.com/
Social Network supporting Blackboard Collaborate
Welcome! This is an independent user community for the Blackboard Collaborate, Elluminate, and Wimba platforms.
To get a new free meeting room, you now sign up for the free 30-day, 25-seat trial of Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing by clicking here. At the end of the trial, you’ll be automatically transitioned to a 3-person vRoom. Answers to questions about the vRoom transition can be found on our vRoom FAQ.
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Immersive Training Spaces #CreateFuture
http://creatingthefuturetoday.com/foreword
“IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work,” is hyperlinked to hundreds of articles written from many perspectives and includes mixed media and moderated comments in each section. This information was designed to be shared, discussed and implemented. Links to sections relevant to you and your network can be shared via social media icons included at the bottom of each section.
Some of the sections pose questions. You’re invited to respond with your own thoughts, stories and experiences. Please feel free to link to your own projects if the focus is relevant to the section and use the comments section as a guest book to let us know who and where you are.
This project has a Twitter hashtag: #CreateFuture.
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Big Blue Button
http://www.bigbluebutton.org/
Big Blue Button
The platform is all open-source and is geared towards educational institutions. It can be modified to fit the needs of the client but would require a knowledgeable IT team to do it.
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9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education
http://bit.ly/SIAHQl
9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organization Use?
Web conferencing has a plethora of uses, whether it’s teaching or tutoring, collaborating in real time over a report, or holding a webinar that allows participants to chat and discuss the topic concurrently. Fuze Meeting – $69/mo for 100 participants
Yugma – $80/mo for 100 participants
Vyew – $20/mo for 150 participants
GoToWebinar – $99/mo for 100 participants
Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate) – Price Negotiated
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Using Virtual (online) Platforms [case studies]
http://virtualplatforms.posterous.com/
Using Virtual (online) Platforms
An evaluation and tour through some real life online events ... looking at different platforms.
Case Studies
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3D Virtual Events
http://www.3d-virtualevents.com/
3D Virtual Events
3D Virtual Events: Engaging Web Conferencing and Virtual Tradeshows in full 3D
The company is emerging as a leader in 3D Virtual Events, 3D websites and other live 3D synchronous collaboration such as web conferencing, virtual trade shows, virtual exhibitions, live meetings, virtual classrooms and more.
3D-VirtualEvents.com is the first and only web 3D platform which is immersive, interactive, and does not require any download or installation (ie: virtual world with no download), and works with any browser on any computer.
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Make Google Hangouts Your New Meeting Room
http://youtu.be/RTyY-tlry3E
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AnyMeeting
http://anymeeting.com/
AnyMeeting
Make the Best Online Meeting Service, and Make it Free.
The beta version of AnyMeeting was orginally launched in October 2009, under the name Freebinar. Since then, we have been busy gathering feedback from our growing user base in order to help us improve the AnyMeeting web conferencing experience.
We are able to make a superior service for online meetings and keep it free through the help of the AnyMeeting user community. Our users are passionate about the AnyMeeting service and help build the community by spreading the word to their friends and colleagues. Our advertising revenue model keeps us in the black and allows us to add the cutting-edge features that our users want.
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LiveMinutes : WebConferencing
http://liveminutes.com/oneclick/
LiveMinutes : WebConferencing
Great web apps already allow us to share documents freely, easily, painlessly on the Web. Why isn't it the same for web conferencing? That's what we're set to change. We add LIVE to document sharing and deliver a free, no sign up, simple, and productive service. What's the catch? There's none really.
At some point we will introduce premium services to corporate users so we can keep up with buying Subs for lunch, but base usage will stay free, forever.
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Flash Meeting
http://tools.e2bn.org/tool_6.html
Flash Meeting
FlashMeeting is an easy to use online meeting application, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server.
The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.
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Meetin.gs
http://www.meetin.gs
Meetin.gs is an internet service that makes it ridiculously easy to organize meetings – it is fast, integrated, and simple to use.
Our main customers are busy business people, who do two things for a living: they go to meetings and they send emails. Meetin.gs enables them to organize meetings effortlessly with people from different organizations and use email in more effective ways.
If you are one of them, upgrade your Meetin.gs today. The sign-up process is effortless and takes less than 60 seconds – alternatively, just send an empty email to signup@meetin.gs.
The basic service is free for all users. The Meetin.gs PRO is a paid service available for professional use.

Meetin.gs - A ridiculously easy way to organize meetings from Teemu Arina on Vimeo.

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Banckle Online Meeting
http://banckle.com/apps/online-meeting/default.html
Banckle Online Meeting provides FREE solution for web conferencing, webinars, audio and video conferencing.
Share your full screen or an application, PowerPoint presentations or whiteboards with your clients and colleagues from around the globe.
It enables you to start or schedule meetings at your choice and gives you all the power to prepare meeting materials on your computer, set and share meeting agenda, invite attendees from inside and outside and monitor all meeting activities.
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Zipcast : 1 click meetings
http://www.slideshare.net/zipcast
Zipcast : 1 click meetings
Zip cast is the new way to meet online
IT'S FREE AND SIMPLE.
NO DOWNLOADS FOR ANYONE.
Public when you want your ideas to spread. Private when it's you and a colleague.
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BigMarker
http://www.bigmarker.com
BigMarker provides fully-featured web conferencing solution for free to everyone.
Here you can host web conferences with friends, family or colleagues, teach online training seminars to students, practice presentation skills, or broadcast events in real time – all free and unlimited!
There are no trial period and no monthly fee.
BigMarker is also an online virtual community and a hub for live information exchange, providing you a powerful platform to host video web conferences and present to the world.
Use BigMarker to connect with others live online, share contents collaboratively, spread ideas, conduct live webinar, or promote business online. Expect instant feedback and responses!
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Join Me
https://join.me/
Join Me
Get your people together, without actually getting them together. Just instantly share your screen so everybody's on the same page. No need for a plane, a projector or a sandwich platter. Just gather at join.me.
So what is join.me exactly? It's an impromptu meeting space that happens wherever, whenever.
It's getting a second or third pair of eyes on your presentation from across the hall or across the continent. It's sharing your screen instantly with anyone or everyone to get stuff done, quickly.
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Mikogo : free desktop sharing tool
http://www.mikogo.com
Looking to host an online meeting without paying through the teeth? Look no further. Mikogo is a free desktop sharing tool full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect online meeting or web conference.
Take advantage of the opportunity to share any screen content or application over the Internet in true color quality with up to 10 participants simultaneously, while still sitting at your desk.
Mikogo can be employed for a range of professional, academic, or personal uses, including:
| online meetings | web conferences | product demonstrations | web presentations | remote support | webinars | and more! |
Tutorial videos at YouTube.com
Note:Audio is not built into Mikogo .. but works well in parallel with Skype
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Collaboration: Scribblar
http://www.scribblar.com/start.cfm

Collaboration: Scribblar from LTC EDG on Vimeo.

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HootCourses
http://hootcourse.com/
HootCourses are held online, using Twitter and Facebook as a virtual classroom space.
Supplement face-to-face classses with a HootCourse and get to know each other faster.
Lose the boring forum software. HootCourse uses the networks students know and love.
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Virtual classrooms: an overview (pdf)
http://bit.ly/3k6xn
Virtual classrooms: an overview
In this paper we look at open source and commercial virtual classroom options and present you with the following information ...
-Why consider Virtual Classrooms?
-Making the most of Virtual Classrooms
-Which Virtual Classrooms should you consider?
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Team Apart Makes the Virtual Meeting Social
http://mashable.com/2009/08/06/team-apart/
Team Apart Makes the Virtual Meeting Social
There is a lot of software out there for conducting virtual conferences and performing demos: GoToMeeting, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, WebEx, and AdobeAcrobat Connect immediately come to mind. Most of these programs though require software to be installed and are meant for conference meetings rather than team collaboration.
They’re not virtual workspaces.
Enter Team Apart (formerly Meetcast), a Y Combinator-funded startup that is now launching its free, web-based workspace application. And it is something to behold: not only does it carry basic virtual meeting features such as demo support and video chat, but it has an array of features that make it a useful virtual workspace.
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Fuze Meeting
http://www.fuzemeeting.com
Fuze Meeting
Web-based ... no downloads required
-Host meetings from your mobile phone or computer
-Share synchronized hi-def images, video, & documents
-Upload content quickly and start meetings on time
-Use your PC, Mac, iPhone, or Blackberry to conduct meetings
Share your entire screen with meeting attendees anytime, anywhere.
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CoverItLive
http://www.coveritlive.com/
CoverItLive ... live streaming text ... live Blogging ... moderated conversations ... streaming broadcast tool ... Q & A live sessions online.
Whether it's Live Blogging, hosting a weekly Question & Answer session or simply reporting on Breaking News, all readers agree: Live is Better.
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TeamViewer
http://www.teamviewer.com
TeamViewer is the fast, simple and friendly solution for remote access over the Internet - all applications in one single, very affordable module ...
Instantly take control over a computer anywhere on the Internet, even through firewalls. No installation required, just use it fast and secure.
TeamViewer can also be used to present your desktop to a partner on the Internet - great for team collaboration, trainings and sales presentations.
Share your files, chat, switch the direction during a teamwork session, and a lot more is included in TeamViewer.
Free for non-commercial, personal use
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Yuuguu
http://www.yuuguu.com
Yuuguu
Yuuguu (from the Japanese word for fusion) was founded by Anish Kapoor and Philip Hemsted after becoming frustrated by working together remotely and not being able to see and share each other’s computer screens in real time.
Recognising the changing world of work, Yuuguu came about as a solution to help people work together remotely, through any firewall, across different platforms, with as many colleagues as needed, just as if they were sat right next to each other.
Online meetings | Remote support | Web conference | Web collaboration | Remote desktop | Audio conferencing | Stream Desktops |
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Yugma
http://www.yugma.com/
Yugma ... Share your desktop, collaborate on documents in real-time and run a web conference one-on-one or one-to-many.
With a simple download, Yugma allows anyone to host a meeting, with up to 500 people - effectively and efficiently. Yugma is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux so you don´t have to worry about your guests not being able to join.
Desktop Sharing & Collaboration | Skype Integration | Free Teleconferencing | Presentation Tools | Shared File Space | Session Recording, Playback, and Webcast | Webinars |
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Twiddla
http://www.twiddla.com/
We didn't set off to change the world with Twiddla. Honest!
Due to the distributed nature of our work, we needed a good tool to collaborate on design ideas in real time. But you know what? There really wasn't anything out there that met our needs. It was killing us. If you've ever had to take a screenshot, mark it up in MS Paint or Photoshop, email it to your designers, then wait a day for them to write back, you'll know our pain.
Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo - it's all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly.
Browse websites in a shared, real-time whiteboard, while marking them up, sharing files, and chatting along. It's called co-browsing; all the cool kids are doing it.
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12 Tools For Kickass Web Meetings
http://mashable.com/2008/06/19/web-meeting-tools/
12 Tools For Kickass Web Meetings
With rising gas prices and cheap airfare getting more difficult to find, companies and individuals are having to find different methods of holding meetings with business partners in other locations.
Although Web meeting software has existed for quite some time, there seems to be more now than ever before.
We’ve put together a collection of twelve online meeting options for every budget, whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation.
These tools will let you do everything from sharing your desktop to showing demos with integrated VoIP
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ScheduleOnce
http://www.scheduleonce.com/
Based on a patent-pending scheduling engine, ScheduleOnce is a dead-simple web 2.0 service that helps you find a time for your meeting with absolute accuracy across all time zones and daylight saving changes.
Schedule conference calls, webinars or any type of event. ScheduleOnce does not require registration, is completely web-based and free!
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WiZiQ's virtual classroom
http://www.wiziq.com/
WiZiQ's virtual classroom
Use WiZiQ's virtual classroom equipped with live audio-video communication, chat, content sharing, and session recording capabilities.
No download is required since it works with any web browser and on any operating system.
They may seek online help for homework or assignment queries. They can use WiZiQ's virtual classroom to hold live discussions or sessions.
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MeetMeNow
http://meetmenow.webex.com/
Try WebEx MeetMeNow today at no cost. Conduct unlimited online Meetings with up to 10 participants.
Make presentations, demonstrations, review documents and share your entire desktop. Train, Collaborate, and Meet for one flat rate
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FlashMeeting
http://flashmeeting.open.ac.uk/
FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server.
The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.
During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak.
This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the 'unique' replay url.
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Thinkature
http://thinkature.com
Thinkature brings the richness of in-person, visual communication to the web by placing instant messaging inside a visual workspace. Use it as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new.
With Thinkature, you can create a collaborative workspace and invite coworkers, friends, and colleagues to join you in just seconds. Once inside your workspace, you can communicate by chatting, drawing, creating cards, and adding content from around the Internet. It's all synchronous, too - no need to hit reload or get an editing lock.
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Digital Samba OnSync
http://www.digitalsamba.com
Web conferencing with integrated VOIP audio and live video. File sharing, live polling, full feature recording, customizable screen layouts, Learning Management System (LMS) integrations available. Software for purchase or managed service options. Flexible licensing models available. Supports Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux. Flash based.
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Elluminate (used to be called vClass)
http://www.elluminate.com/
Elluminate (used to be called vClass)
Elluminate is a leading provider of live Web conferencing and eLearning solutions for the real-time organization.
Elluminate Live! Enterprise Edition, a live web conferencing environment for virtual meetings and remote training, with the ability to support dozens to hundreds of users.
Elluminate Live! Academic Edition, a highly scaleable eLearning and collaborative environment for use by academic institutions.
Elluminate Live! Lite Edition, a single-room version of Elluminate Live! designed for small meetings, one-on-one sessions or training for a limited number of users.
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Doodle
http://doodle.ch/
OK .. not actually a meeting area but Doodle helps scheduling meetings .. it is simple, quick, and free.
The participants use the link to visit the poll and select suitable dates.
Doodle is a web-based tool to find suitable dates for appointments with other people. No authentication or registration is necessary. This makes Doodle particularly useful for people who do not use one common calendar or groupware system. Doodle can be used to find dates for meetings, dinners, cinema, events, and so on.
web 2.0
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Groove Virtual Office
http://www.groove.net/
Groove Virtual Office
Whether your daily activities revolve around working with files, managing meetings and projects, tracking data and processes, or all of those things, there's an answer to "Why Groove?" for you, your team, and your entire organization.
| for File Sharing | for Projects | for Data and Processes | Compare Editions |
The company got acquired by Microsoft and has its roots from the founder of IBM's Lotus Notes, Ray Ozzie.
Overview and top ten benefits at http://tinyurl.com/e54dz
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WebHuddle (beta) Review
http://tinyurl.com/c33j5
Open-Source Cross-Platform Web Conferencing And Presentation Tool: WebHuddle (beta) Review
" ... I have some spent some time testing WebHuddle, a passionately homegrown open-source web conferencing and live presentation system available right now online.
The brainchild of John McCaughey (of whom I publish a genuine audio recording as he first guides me to explore his baby - available at the end of this article), this is a humble, hype-less system with the foundations to provide a good basic solution to all those organizations and institutions yet unable to afford a full-fledged, commercial solution."
WebHuddle is a new, still in beta, cross-platform and fully open-source server-based web conferencing system integrating text chat, VoIP (one-to-many), PowerPoint presentation facility, live annotation and markup tools, application sharing, polling and recording in a secure environment.
WebHuddle runs on PCs, Macs, Unix and Linux boxes and on all major browsers.
Free Open Source Download
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WebHuddle
https://www.webhuddle.com/
WebHuddle
With the high cost of travel and shrinking budgets, most organizations today are already meeting virtually, or are considering it. But not all web conferencing solutions are created equal.
We would like to introduce you to an alternative way to communicate that makes it easy to meet with the people you need to, when you need to .. all it takes is a web-enabled PC and something to say.
Using WebHuddle, you have options and flexibility. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprises existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddles optional voice over IP (VoIP). WebHuddle also offers recording capabilities presentations can easily be recorded for playback over any web browser for those who missed the live meeting.
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Instant Messaging Area on Shambles
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/instantmes/
Instant Messaging Area on Shambles
Many of the onle instant messaging solutions allow applications for running online meetings
See this area on Shambles for a list of options
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Teamwork and Collaboration Area on Shambles
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/collab/
Teamwork and Collaboration Area on Shambles
This additional area on Shambles contains links to other resources and websites that support collaboration and teamwork in general.
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