Monday, February 28, 2011

Vyew - Host Online Conferences for Free

Last week I wrote about four ways to give short presentations online. This morning, through Kevin Jarrett's excellent blog, I learned of another service to add to that list. Vyew is an online presentation tool that does not require you to download anything and can be used for free with up to 20 participants.

Vyew offers tools for uploading slides and talking about them with other participants. You can also upload documents and annotate and discuss them with other participants in your Vyew room. Vyew provides you with a whiteboard on which you can type and draw. If you want to share your computer's screen with other people in your Vyew room you can do that too. Vyew users can talk to each other using voice and text chat.

Applications for Education
Vyew's collaborative whiteboard feature could make it a good tool for giving short mathematics lessons or lessons about any other topic in which a sequence of steps needs to be written or drawn out live.