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  • In 2000, Ferdi Serim wrote this book and in it he outlines a clear vision of the empowering benefits that technology can bring to our schools. In that book he says that the message is simple. Unlocking your learning community’s potential depends upon the ease with which its members communicate and collaborate.
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    1. 1. Effective Communications and Collaboration <ul><li>“ The effectiveness of communities depends on the ease with which they communicate and collaborate” </li></ul><ul><li>Ferdi Serim From Computers to Community: Unlocking the Potential of the Wired Classroom </li></ul>
    2. 2. Effective Communications and Collaboration http://indexed.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-is-what-20-means.html
    3. 3. What is FirstClass? The Swiss Army Knife of Communications Products
    4. 4. Email
    5. 5. Powerful Calendaring Services
    6. 6. Contact Management
    7. 7. Instant Messaging
    8. 8. FirstClass File Storage <ul><li>Smart Containers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for files, videos, and pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application icons for all popular file formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for image thumb-nailing </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Collaboration - Conferences
    10. 10. Sharing Curriculum Development
    11. 11. Content Management
    12. 12. FirstClass Workspaces <ul><li>Workspace application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to facilitate online team projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates many existing FirstClass components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wizard-approach to choosing from various Workspace styles </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Application Development
    14. 14. Personal Web Publishing <ul><li>Support for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skins </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Rapid Web Designer Simply fill in the form... … and get a professional web site
    16. 16. Rich School and Class Web Pages
    17. 17. Powerful Theme Controls
    18. 18. Voice Messaging
    19. 19. Customizable Student Experience <ul><li>Make it fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy! </li></ul><ul><li>Make it relevant! </li></ul><ul><li>Make it engaging! </li></ul>
    20. 20. FirstClass Synchronization Services Synchronization Services FirstClass Core Server FCP SyncML
    21. 21. Advanced Mobile Device Access <ul><li>Hi-fidelity access on advanced mobile devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone, Blackberry, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it feel like a “Native App” on each platform </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. FirstClass Archive Services <ul><li>FirstClass Archive Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New FirstClass Services module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connects via network to a specific FirstClass Core Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimized for searching and storage of large numbers of items per user </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archives many different data types: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Very simple Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy is configurable on a per group basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retention period is configurable on a per group basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No end user involvement is required </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. BlueField – an Integrated Suite 06/09/09 <ul><li>A true integrated collaboration suite that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workspaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Bookmarks </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. A User’s Personal Homepage 06/09/09 <ul><li>Your digital dashboard into your online community: </li></ul>
    25. 25. Integrated User Profiles and Blogs 06/09/09 <ul><li>Extensible, Searchable, Auto-tagged </li></ul>
    26. 26. A Zero-click User Interface 06/09/09 <ul><li>Pop-up mini profiles as an example </li></ul>
    27. 27. Multiple Views of Persistent Objects 06/09/09 <ul><li>Spaces: The Feed tab shows all activity </li></ul>
    28. 28. Multiple Views of Persistent Objects 06/09/09 <ul><li>The Discussions tab shows threaded discussions </li></ul>
    29. 29. Multiple Views of Persistent Objects 06/09/09 <ul><li>The Document Tab shows just the files in the space </li></ul>
    30. 30. Multiple Formats for Wikis 06/09/09 <ul><li>Permission-based for corporate publishing </li></ul>
    31. 31. Powerful Instant Indexed Search 06/09/09 <ul><li>Relevancy ranked; organized by Content, People, and Community </li></ul>
    32. 32. Advanced Mobile Device Access <ul><li>Hi-fidelity access on advanced mobile devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone, Blackberry, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it feel like a “Native App” on each platform </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. FirstClass and ESAs <ul><li>Revenue Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted email, professional learning communities, unified messaging, archiving and school and teacher websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting partners available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regionalize with FirstClass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring together distributed staff in a collaborative online environment for school improvement planning, professional learning, online resources, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-rate Eligibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, web hosting, voice messaging, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTE pricing - volume discount ( 20000) users carry purchase order for 2 % </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Jim Rieder [email_address] 403- 271 3182

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