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Skype for Windows has announced a new feature called Conversation Ads, which displays advertisement within the calling window during Skype-to-Skype audio call.
Hangouts is Google’s take on chat rooms. Like many times before, Google has turned a good idea into something incredibly useful, while preserving simplicity and ease of use and thus making it fantastic. In a previous article, I explained How To Use Google+ Hangouts To Meet With Friends .
With today’s Internet technology, holding online meetings can be both efficient and cost-effective especially if you pre-plan them and make use of time-saving tools. For the last couple of months I’ve participated in online meetings using Google Hangouts. Though it has limitations, the voice and video platform is fairly easy to use, and it includes extra features useful for holding meetings.
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In a world where we now communicate and collaborate mainly via the Internet, it’s important to have the right tool available.
Today, we’ve reached a key milestone: Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 20,000 educators who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would be a great idea to sit down with Tony Bates , President of the Skype Division of Microsoft, to have him elaborate more about this transformational program. What does Skype in the classroom mean to you? Tony: I think of Skype in the classroom as a magnifying glass into what’s happening in the world.
Where: Library Seminar Rooms 1-2, Open University Library, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes When: 10.00 - 12.30, 7 December 2011 This event was recorded and is available to watch via Stadium . The OU is known for its 'openness' and in the past few years that has extended to research and practice in an new area with the Open tag - Open Educational Resources (OER).
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We have today launched JISC Mobile , a cut-down version of the JISC website, optimised for mobile use.
Although Google Docs is a great tool to create presentations, its theme collection is quite basic. In order to make an attractive presentation, users should consider adding their own images as the presentation’s backgrounds. Here is how to do it.
When it comes to providing the right information to the right individuals, or having the tools in place to enable them to locate the right people or to share information and collaborate, the majority of companies still struggle to get the basics right, let alone come close to maximising individual or team productivity. The issue is being made all the more acute because of the continuing trend towards more distributed workforces – whether in local or branch offices, out in the field, or mobile or working from home.
A new whitepaper from Skype shows how innovative instructors have put the software to use for teaching students in new and interesting ways. As students of all ages and teachers around the world prepare to get back to school – or perhaps have already begun to settle in to the academic routine – many might think of Skype as merely something university students use to make cheap calls home. However, though we certainly think students should use Skype for video calls to mom and dad or instant messaging friends off at other universities, that’s only the tip of the iceberg of what Skype has to offer, as shown in a recent Skype whitepaper . Through Skype in the Classroom, instructors from around the world have the opportunity to collaborate on projects or share ideas through Skype chat or international calls . With free Skype-to-Skype calls, it’s never been easier – or cheaper - to compare notes with other teachers, from down the street to Dallas, Djibouti or Dubai.
Whether it was ad hoc or a scheduled one, most meetings don’t seem to help at all when it comes to getting work done.
With college classes getting bigger each year, getting to know your professors has become increasingly difficult.