Thursday, May 14, 2009

Present.io - Free Web Conferencing from Drop.io

The folks at Drop.io have just released another great, free, service, called Present.io. Present.io allows users to set up a free webinar or video conference with just two clicks.

Just like with Drop.io there is no registration required to use the service and there is no software to install. To use Present.io simply create a drop and share the drop's unique url (and optional password) with whomever you would like to participate in the conference. When you're ready to start your conference click "start presentation." If you create the conference you are the administrator and have full access to show the other participants files, links, photos, and any other media you're using on your computer.

The video embedded below gives a great demonstration of Present.io in action.


Applications for Education
Present.io could be a great, free, tool for conducting online courses and online tutoring sessions. Because Present.io is entirely web-based you can use any computer connected to the Internet to conduct your conference.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Phone.io - Podcasting With Drop.io

Using Drop.io in my Classroom
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