These have been taking up space in a couple Firefox tabs all week, and I have yet to get around to trying them. First up, theory.isthereason points to Vyew.com, a free, browser-based web meeting application. They tout "Unique real-time photo charing, One-click screen & file sharing, Whiteboarding for all participants, No downloads, and Unlimited use." On their registration page they admit they're still searching for a business model, but "if you sign up now, we will provide the registered user's features to you for free for at least two (2) years." Registered users can meet with up to 20 participants, have 10 Megs of remote storage for meetings, Email invitations, User rights management, and Auto file conversion to something called VyewSlide. This sounds like it might be a possible way to offer remote instruction to up to 20 students - definitely have to give it a try.
Second on my list is a Skype plugin called Unyte that was mentioned by Digital Inspiration. Quoting from from the Unyte website, "WebDialogs Unyte™ is an easy-to-use, secure sharing plug-in that allows Skype users to seamlessly escalate a call or chat to a real-time collaboration. With Unyte, you can share documents, applications or even your entire desktop with anyone, anywhere, anytime." Sounds like another winner. Will probably start bugging some of you next week to try these out with me :-)
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