Thursday, June 9, 2011

VSee - Video Conferencing and Desktop Sharing

VSee is an alternative to Skype for hosting a video conference and sharing your desktop with others. Just as with Skype, you can hold multiple party calls and share your screen with another person. Where VSee tries to differentiate itself is in the quality of their calls and connection speeds. VSee offers HD video for clear call quality. For mobile users, VSee claims to use 50% less bandwidth than Skype.  Sharing files through VSee is a simple drag and drop process of just dragging your file onto another person's video window during your call.

Learn more about VSee in the video below.


Applications for Education
VSee is free for personal use so students who are working on projects together could use it without having to buy a subscription. I'm not sure how pricing would work for a school-wide deployment. VSee does mention options for non-profit use in their FAQ section.

For other free options for hosting video conferences check out this review of Four Ways to Give Short Presentations Online.