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September 29, 2008

Week 9

Instant messaging could be a great tool when collaborating with others at work. The only time I've really utilized it was during courses when we'd use WebCT for our class meetings. It felt just like we were in the same room communicating, even though we were all over the country. It's a good way to get to know others quickly, and much more effective than just e-mailing.

September 19, 2008

Week 8

It was interesting to learn how much access students have to the internet and the equality of their networking opportunities. It challenges me to keep up with the technology that is available, since it is where we are heading.

September 15, 2008

Week 7

I explored the Google docs and Zoho sites and already have used the Google templates for presentations. I have been frustrated when using Microsoft Office, by their limited choices and difficulty opening files sent by others. When planning a display or class, I plan on using some of these new tools for more visual appeal and variety.

September 5, 2008

Week 6

I viewed several of the Wiki sites, and found great info on the Peace Corps site. I am visiting Honduras next year, and was able to find materials that we will use when planning our trip. I'd imagine many uses for the Wiki when organizing classes and researching interests. I'm bookmarking several.