Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Distance Learning 2.0 (How to get started)

What do you need to engage your students with collaborative partners next door or around the world? Start small think big and don't spend a lot of money.

Web 2.0 sites: See slideshow for hyperlinks

  • Skype: The standard for free voip service and videos calls
  • ooVoo: Multi user connectivity
  • DimDim: Open Source version of WebEx. Share the desktop chat with a group. Most Functional of all applications.
  • MeBeam: Easiest of all to use. You dont even need an account

Collaboration Sites: See slideshow for hyperlinks

  • CILC: Colaboration site for teacher student projects
  • Beyond the classroom: Ning site where you can join like minded teachers

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