Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Creative Collaboration With Scribblar

Scribblar has been heavily covered in the blog-o-sphere over the last few days. I first read about it on Monday on Center Networks. There are good reasons why Scribblar has been so well received and talked about this week, the biggest reason being, it's a great collaboration tool.

Scribblar is designed to be used by multiple users at once. Using Scribblar users can collaborate, in real-time, on the creation and editing of images and drawings. If you have an image you can upload it to your whiteboard where you and others can edit it or comment on it. The commenting can take place directly on the whiteboard or in one of two side bar chat options. Users can chat in text or in voice. The screen shot below shows some of ways that Scribblar can be used.

Applications for Education
Scribblar could be a great tool for students to use to comment on and peer critique art work and graphic designs. This would be useful when students are creating slides for a presentation or a creating other original designs. Scribblar could be a more effective collaboration tool than some its competitors because it does have two options for dialog, text chat and audio chat.