Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Virtual Classrooms in DimDim

Here is another great use of interactive white board space.

DimDim has announced the creation of a new Virtual Classroom pack that is an add on to the current video conferencing software that you use today. They have focused this development towards the K-12 and higher ed systems.
Here are the specs:
  • Support for up to 40 students per virtual classroom
  • Customization for teachers, including landing pages, logos, and other images.
  • Integrated support for video chat
  • Built in VoIP service, plus 10 free audio conferencing accounts

Now with all of the great things that you can do with this, from general classroom instruction to staff development, there is a cost for this add on feature. The services price point is based on a per year contract of $2199

Now this seems like an extraordinary cost to put out in these economic times so here are some Grant opportunities that you can look at that might help to ease the pain and possibly make this opportunity a reality.

2 comments:

Kevin Micalizzi, Dimdim Community Manager said...

Thanks for mentioning the Virtual Classroom pack, we packed as much as we could into the offering to support teachers.

It's understandable in the current economic conditions that the cost may be too much for some, thanks for linking to the grant opportunities. Anyone who can't take on the Virtual Classroom pack right now can still get started using the Dimdim Free web conferencing service.

-k
Kevin Micalizzi, Community Manager
Dimdim Free Web Conferencing / www.dimdim.com
e: kevin@dimdim.com / twitter: @meetdimdim

chris bailey said...

At my college we use a different tool for working on our projects online.
Its free and needs no installation since its online, go to http://www.showdocument.com
pretty useful for me since i usually do my projects on the laptop. -chrisman