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Some tools business and community leaders might use to collaborate and communicate via the Internet.

Some tools business and community leaders might use to collaborate and communicate via the Internet.



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  • Introduce yourself 10 years as an ICT specialist working in education – commercial background
  • Much of the Internet is free – set up on egalitarian principals, these free tools can help build businesses and keep dispersed communites connected
  • How the presentation will be broken down Please interupt – this presentation is meant to be organic to meet your needs, like the Internet Where there is a question there is a solution especially on the Internet
  • Skype !:Many voice and text chat 1:1 video Skype numbers can aid business connectivity and community cohesiveness
  • Dim Dim – lots of free tools: Whiteboard Share presentations (Power Point) Share desktop many contributors, 5 microphones one video feed Suits 1:many training Record function only available as a paid service but mashing of other tools can assist here.
  • Claim up to 20 simultaneous video and audio feeds would need good internet Meeting rooms can be embedded – show blog post Videos can be shared to all Documents can be uploaded and worked on simultaneously by all
  • Depending on the option selected, you can take control of another desktop You can switch control backwards and forwards between users 1:1 only not multiple contributors No video Voice only Great graphics handling File transfers are great Keep it honest, non-commercial is free.
  • Great for 5 minute tutorial videos Captures to SWF format for the Internent Still image captures can be annotated with text and arrows, simple to use and cross platform
  • Great for converting files for sharing Uses: Converting to formats that can then be embedded into other programmes such as Powerpoint Re-mixed into other movies with ability to add titles for training offline
  • Why PDF? Originals can not be messed with, a document created by you will be kept in tact No issues with compatibility between operating systems and software versions Adobe Reader is free and easily downloadable Provide links on you website to this
  • Windows only program American voice a bit mechanical but this fact really highlights the errors in your text if there are any. An impartial interpretation of your well crafted work
  • Checks primarily for plagiarism, so a good tool for teachers and those that read reports produced by others Great also for analysing your language as to whether it is passive or assertive, helps set the appropriate tone for your work
  • Scribus – an open source variant for Publisher, completes the suite if Open Office is adopted and MS purged from you system DTP allows you to create documents etc Comic Life, not free.

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  • [email_address] 10 of the best Free tools to help your business/community conquer the tyranny of distance
  • [email_address] Mashing with web2.0
  • [email_address] Business tools breakdown Team collaboration Team training File sharing/conversion Editing/proofing Marketing
  • [email_address] Team collaboration http://skype.com
  • [email_address] Team collaboration http://yousendit.com
  • [email_address] Team collaboration http://www.idrivesync.com
  • [email_address] Team collaboration http://teamviewer.com
  • [email_address] Team training http://jingproject.com
  • [email_address] File sharing/conversion http://zamzar.com
  • [email_address] File sharing/conversion http://cutepdf.com http://youblisher.com
  • [email_address] Editing/proofing http://readplease.com
  • [email_address] Editing/proofing http://paperrater.com
  • [email_address] DTP (Desktop Publishing) http://scribus.net
  • [email_address] Marketing http://twitter.com http://wordpress.org http://mediawiki.org
  • http://twitter.com/dakinane http://dakinane.com/blog http://netvibes.com/dakinane dakinane or 09 889 2375 [email_address] http://dakinane.com 021 1005087