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WebEx announces a new, lower-priced option for online conferencing

If you like WebEx for your desktop conferencing needs, but aren’t thrilled with the price tag, you may be interested in the new WebEx 8 level of service. It provides the standards–unlimited meetings, sharing of your desktop and files, meeting … Read

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5 ways to be a courteous conference attendee

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of conference activities and requirements while unintentionally putting conference etiquette on the back burner. Here are a few reminders for all conference attendees (including myself!) to help make … Read

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5 things to know about Edistorm

Edistorm provides a collaborative place for students to share ideas using strategies that are already in place in the classroom. This unique name is a combination of Thomas Edison and Brainstorm and is inspired by Thomas Edison’s idea factories. This … Read

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Skype 5.2 For Mac includes group screen sharing and video calls

Skype for Mac users will want to download the latest version, which brings a couple of nice features: Group screen sharing: Make presentations, show documents, and demonstrate software or websites with others using Skype’s new group screen sharing feature. This … Read

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What is that thing? Accessing information from a QR code

If you are like me, you’ve probably seen the familiar image above on advertisements and wondered what the heck it was. These things are everywhere at the conference I’m attending this week, ISTE 2011, so I sat down this afternoon … Read

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Manage conference calls with the Leader Phone app

Leader Phone is a popular audio conferencing system that allows colleagues to communicate over the telephone and participate in meetings without physically being in the same room.  The attendees only need to enter the designated PIN to join the conversation.  … Read

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3 ways to get the most out of iChat (or any video conferencing app)

Video conferencing tools like iChat can be a great way to bridge distances and collaborate in real-time, but they’re not without their frustrations. Here are some tricks to help your next iChat experience be a good one. 1. Know your … Read

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Tips for remote collaboration

For those who work from home, or collaborate with others over a distance, it can get pretty easy to feel out of touch or maybe even forgotten sometimes. Most of my remote work experience comes from the early 2000s, when … Read

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5 more ways to improve your video conferencing experience

Since I accidentally posted this week’s Friday Five on Thursday, I figured I’d give you a few bonus tips. This time, instead of the technical stuff, I want to mention etiquette. Here are some quick tips: 1. Check your equipment … Read

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5 ways to improve video conference quality

Surprise! This week’s Friday Five comes a day early! Today Amber is presenting a poster covering our work with technology for distance coaching at the 2010 SIM Conference. We’ve learned a lot about things that work and things that still … Read

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