The Ultimate Free Open-Source Collaborative Video, Desktop, Conference Tool: DimDim

Wow!  I am beyond impressed with this online collaboration tool.  I’m also equally bewildered that I’ve not come across it before since it’s been out since 2007!!!   I intend to write a full review of it later this month…

In the meantime, haul-it over to http://dimdim.com to “check it out”.  It certainly is a contender to replace “big-time” web meeting software products like WebEx or Blackboard…and is a quite a bit less expensive!

Quick Rundown of DimDim Features:

Share: PowerPoints, PDFs, your desktop…
See and Hear Everything: A video/audio conference environment…
Follow Along on the Web: Open and see web pages and flash environments in the meeting (including YouTube videos, and other media types)
Integration with Outlook and other calendars…
Multi-User Integration: controlled or uncontrolled annotations

…and it’s totally FREE for up to 20 people!  I would love to know if any of you are using it.   I will review it further in a future post.

ALSO… Don’t forget that there are only 2 days left to get your blog article/post into the next Music Education Carnival -submit your posts today!

        

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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