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#OneNewThing – Zoom Conferencing

Zoom is an online conferencing tool, similar to WebEx or Go To Meeting, and allows you to host online, collaborative sessions.  The free version is full featured for up to 45 minutes of conferencing. With the FREE version of Zoom users can: hold unlimited 1 on 1 sessions hold an unlimited number of sessions have […]

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“So a robot walks into an elevator” and other tales from OLC Innovate

So a robot walks into an elevator…sounds like the start to a joke, right? Believe me, this conference experience was anything but a joke! …and I really did see a virtual presence robot in an elevator, but more on that later.     Imagine that a conference dedicated to exploring emerging technologies for online learning […]

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App of the week: Blab

What is Blab? From Blab’s site “a platform for publicly broadcasting live video conversations or talk shows.” Blab allows for live video conversations. In addition to a host you can have 3 other people talking live at once on a split screen.  All Blabs are public so an unlimited number of people could also just […]

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App of the Week: StreamToMe

Use StreamToMe on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed over WiFi or 3G from your Mac or Windows PC. No prior conversion or syncing required (huge number of formats supported without conversion) just tap the file and it plays. Using TV out cables (iPhone4 or newer) or […]

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App of the Week: Join.Me Online Meetings

With the join.me viewer, you can join an online meeting no matter where you go. View someone’s screen, share ideas and collaborate in real time, for free! Price: Free Platform: iPad and iPhone More info: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/join.me/id409811927?mt=8

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Have Your People Call My People: Using YouCanBook.Me for Scheduling

This morning I had several people contact me to see when I was available for appointments.  Don’t get me wrong! I love to meet with people, especially when they want to talk about upcoming projects that they’re considering.  For some reason, this morning it took me forever to get everyone scheduled.  I started thinking:  how […]

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Point 2 View USB Document Camera

TLT recently purchased three IPEVO Point 2 View USB cameras and added them to our checkout equipment inventory. While this device has a relatively simple design, and frankly feels cheap, I’m pretty impressed with the its functionality and image quality. The first thing that draws my interest is the sleek and lightweight design which makes […]

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Swivl – Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into your own personal cameraman

I saw this gadget at the ISTE 2012 Conference this summer and thought it would be a cool tool for anyone who is interested in recording their lectures.  Swivl is a very small swiveling camera holder that allows you to easily record yourself.  If you use an iOS device and the tracking device then the […]

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Free Online Phone Conferencing and Recording

I was helping out a faculty member the other day who had a request to record a phone interview and found a website called Free Conference Calling.  This site is free and after signing up you are given a phone number, conference code and host code that allows you to initiate a conference call with […]

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A new way to interact online — Google+ Hangout…with extras

Google+ offers two new ways to interact with your friend, colleagues, or anyone in your circles:  Google+ Hangout which is a video chat application and Google+ Hangout with Extras which allows for the video and text-based chat as well as document and screen sharing and a shared online whiteboard.  At it’s most basic the Hangout […]

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