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

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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 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!


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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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