This blog entry provides an overview of 15 webinar resources considered as good options available and provides an overview of each, with key features, price, and a link to the resource. Each is reviewed for its best purpose and strength, such as number of attendees, ability to charge for attendance, or ability to record sessions. At the end, the reviewer provide some useful personal experiences, tips, and an analysis of reviews from webinar users.
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Wordpress blog entry
This material would be useful for anyone looking for a webinar tool. 15 strong contenders are presented. Because pricing information is included, it is easy to compare the various products.
Might be helpful (in the short term) for faculty making a decision about delivering online webinars. This type of "application review" has a fairly short shelf life and this material will probably not be relevant in another year or so.
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Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The content is consistent throughout each product reviewed. An overview, key features, price, and link to the resource are provided for each. A discussion of the strengths and purpose of each tool is also presented.
There were a few notable tools missing from the list, such as Fuze and Join.Me. It was unclear as to the criteria used in determining the "best" tools.The recommendations given in the blog entry will date quickly and no longer be relevant in a fairly short period of time.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A strong review of 15 webinar software products is provided. From the information, one could easily compare and contrast the different tools available.
It is unclear how some tools made the list and others did not.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This is a webpage that is simple to read.
Other Issues and Comments:
As with any list that intends to present the "top" of the field, the list can easily become outdated or fail to include all possible contenders. This would have been a stronger product had the criteria for the evaluation and identified.
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