Friday, 19 December 2008

19. Ultimate sharing experience - Dimdim

Every now and again something comes to my attention that screams out to be added to my Favourites list. Dimdim is one such item. Put simply, it is a web conferencing suite. Dig a little deeper and we find it has the ability to share (i.e. it appears on two or more screens at the same time) slide shows, there is a whiteboard (shared drawing), chat, talk, live video and you can save all of it too (some free, some paid for). This brings together many of the individual collaborative components discussed in earlier blog entries in a seamless way.

Who will use it? Clearly this is marketed at the project team in business. However, I see great potential in remote support for the dyslexic individual in school, college and work. One example would be the student at college or university who is working on an essay, or struggling with a particular concept being supported by a colleague or tutor. It would be useful in supporting those trying to install software, and learn how to use it. However, there are no limits to its creative use, from kids doing work collaboratively, to helping those in work.

You can use the cut down free version, with additional services (e.g. more than one webcam) in the low cost professional version.


Keywords: Collaborative, conference, dimdim, remote support. whiteboard, chat, video conferencing.


Kevin Micalizzi, Dimdim Community Manager said...

Ian, thanks for the mention. Our goal is to make Dimdim easy, open, and affordable. To that end, Dimdim Free allows up to 20 attendees in your meetings, includes document and desktop sharing, shared web browsing (co-browsing), presenter video, and recording & archiving. And best of all, it's free.

We do offer additional paid levels of Dimdim, but we've struggled to make sure the free web conferencing is as feature rich as possible.


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