Monday, 10 November 2008

Shared Work Space With VOIP

I've just been trying out Twiddla and I have to say that I am very impressed. Twiddla is more than a shared online whiteboard / work space, it also enables groups of people to surf websites together, comment and notate them with all the standard IWB tools.

Best of all though it also supports synchronous audio through VOIP and even allows you to embed videos and other kinds of code into the page. Oh, it's also free!

Twiddla is a great tool for anyone involved in online learning and would also be pretty handy to use with a data projector to save paying out for an expensive interactive whiteboard. It all runs in the browser and there's no need for any downloads or even any registration if you don't want to.

If you want to give it a try then just click the icon below and it will load automatically in your browser. Feel free to play with it , doodle, erase etc.

Twiddle this page!

If you click at the bottom of the interface where it says 'Widgets and Code', you can even try embedding a video into the screen.
What do you think?

At present it looks like it is free, which is great. I haven't tried this with more than one other person, so I'm not sure how efficient or what kind of lag there would be if you got 7 or 8 all working together with audio too. If anyone tries it please do let me know and post a comment.

Hope you enjoy this and find a good use for it.

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Nik Peachey

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