Welcome to Group 3's wikispacesOnline Communication and Discussion


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Overview

Communication has always been a vital part of our everyday lives, however as the availability and speed of the Internet increased the way in which we communicate changed and continues to change. The internet along with Web 2.0 tools offers new ways to communicate and discuss topics of interest online with anyone that has an internet connection and a browser. This wiki will explore new ways to communicate and discuss online; using the latest Web 2.0 tools.


Benefits of using electronic communication
  1. Allows users to combine a variety of media types-text, graphics, pictures, video and sound into a single message.
  2. Location is not a barrier. People from all over the world can communicate and collaborate.
  3. Interactive and takes place in real time.
  4. Easy to learn and use.


Interesting Information

How the Internet has changed the way we communicate

Timeline of Technology in Communication

Videos


Watch this video to see the big news in communication in 1981



Evoulution of communication


Experience is the New Reality - The Future of Communication


Featured Communication and Discussion Tools
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Chatzy provides a chat service that allows its users to create chat rooms, send out invitations to people they know, and communicate privately in these chat rooms. It is often used as a back channel for side conversations during presentations.(www.chatzy.com)
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FlashMeeting is an online meeting application that allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Someone books a meeting and informs participants, who can then click on the link to enter the meeting at an arranged time. (http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net)
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Mikogo is a cross-platform desktop sharing tool, ideal for web conferencing, online meetings, or remote support.(www.mikogo.com)

OpenHuddle allows you to interact, in whatever way you want, with as many people, or as few, as you would like. You can choose from and use video, audio, text chat, and a drawing board in whatever way you see fit. Teachers can invite students into a “huddle” and start discussions with as little required hardware as a webcam and a headset or microphone.(www.openhuddle.com)
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Scribblar is an online collaboration tool to use for training and tutoring, working with images, brainstorming, and demonstrating.It includes a real-time multiuser whiteboard, image upload and download, text chat, and live audio.(http://scribblar.com)
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Skype is a free, downloadable tool that allows you to make free phone calls (with or without video) from your computer to another Skype user. You use your Internet connection to turn your computer into an Internet phone.(www.skype.com)