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Friday, June 20, 2008

Skype is what and all you need

Skype is THE TOOL for online chat collaboration. It works on any platform and allows users to chat, video chat, share files and even collaborate in groups. The possibilities for online collaboration between students and students and students and teachers is unlimited. And best of all it's all free. You just download the software, install, go through a simple sign up, choose username process and voila, you are ready to go. Just share your username with other Skype users of your choosing and you are ready to start collaborating. So get rid of Yahoo and MSN Instant messengers and climb aboard the premier instant chat tool: SKYPE

Here is a link to the "tres hip" elasticillusion guys who give you a very quick introduction to Skype. Enjoy...



Greg Miller said...

The title says it all... Skype IS all you need. Forget using the phone for long distance calls, Skype is free.

Richard said...

Hey, you may want to have a look at Yugma (www.yugma.com) - it's an online collaboration tool that also exists as a plugin for Skype, meaning you can talk with each other through Skype AND share your computer screen with others at the same time. There's even a free version, and it works on PC and Mac (especially nice in an education area - and I know you guys use Macs where you work :-) ).