At the first session of the morning at MWAIS, I hear a really good question from a prof about connecting profs, students, researchers, etc. He says he and colleagues often talk about wanting to collaborate online, share documents, etc. He wants to know how much training it would take to get folks enough working knowledge to put Adobe Connect to good use. I would suggest taking a look at all the cool online tools Joe Bartmann told us about in CIS 427. Put together Skype, Google Docs, Doodle, etc., do your own rolling practice and learning, and maybe you’ve got a more flexible solution, especially for users with limited bandwidth.

Our presenter, Dr. Leah Pietron, U. Nebraska-Omaha, appears to agree with Joe B.’s point that there’s no one tool that does it all. You’ve got to keep lots of tools in your box and be flexible.