The Right Tool for the Job:
Choosing Tools for Collaborative Work Online
by David R. Woolley
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The number of products and services in the field of online collaboration
is mind boggling, and as you peruse their overlapping feature lists your
eyes soon glaze over. How do you even begin to categorize these diverse
offerings, let alone choose what's right for you? This multimedia presentation
will give you a starting point: an overview of what's out there, and some ways
to winnow the list of choices down to a manageable size by identifying what
you need and what you don't need.
Topics covered include:
- Instant Messaging
- Phone Conferencing
- Video Conferencing
- Web Conferencing: Small Group Meetings
- Web Conferencing: Large Group Presentations
- Real-Time vs. Asynchronous Communication
- Problems with Email
- Forums & Message Boards
- Collaborative Workspaces
- The Most Expensive Tool is Not Necessarily the Best
- A Simple Tool That Does One Thing Well
This talk was featured at the
Virtual Team and Leadership Strategies conference
in March 2004.
Running time is approximately 18 minutes.
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