Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Twiddla?

Going to keep yet another post short but sweet (I hope) . I enjoy attending Elluminate sessions. However, I know I will never host my own namely due to price.  So, tonight I want to share a free alternative with you that I am considering using for my session at ICE in February.  It's called Twiddla.  I have yet to use this tool for a collaborative development project but am hoping it will come in handy for my session "Tools Not Toys".  According to Twiddla: "We like to think Twiddla doesn't need a whole lot of introduction and walkthrough. We could put together a screencast, or you could make your own. Just jump into a new meeting and click around - "self-explanatory" is our middle name. Twiddla Self-Explanatory Awesome."  I am hoping someone out there has used this tool effectively and can share in the comments section their experience.  It looks like it provide many similar features to Elluminate (although not quite as many bells and whistles) and if you go to there page you may notice they have a 30 day trial and after that the request that you switch to a paid model starting at $14 a month.  But if you scroll all the way to the bottom you'll notice that if your an educator you can get a Pro version for free.  I think it's worth a shot, but would like to hear from you!
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