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Synchronous communication

Wiggio

http://wiggio.com/

  • Do you want to facilitate a real-time asynchronous online meeting or class session?
  • Assign a group project where students meet online or collaborate online with students at another university? 
  • Tired of sending a dozen emails back and forth to set a meeting time?
  • Tired of multiple mailing lists, contact books, phone-chains and incompatibilities and want one place to go to communicate with students, colleagues, family and friends?
  • Want a platform that is simple and easy to use?

Check out Wiggio. 

"Wiggio is the easiest and free way to work in groups."

Asynchronous Communication

Piazza

http://piazza.com

Do your students find it hard to follow discussion threads and find the interface of your LMS unintuitive?  Piazza is an online platform that provides a Q&A environment along with key features for effective course collaboration.  The developer has tried to model the face-to-face discussions between students and instructors by displaying updates as soon as they happen.  The platform also has tools like wiki-style editing and instructor feedback.

Check out the web site to see real classes in action and the user friendly interface design.  This is a great tool to foster online collaboration and discussions in your course.

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