OoVoo is Ooooh Sooo Cool

I just came across a new tool for video conferencing. It’s called ooVoo. I’ve experienced MeBeam during a classroom chat, and besides its ugly interface, it works OK. (How’s that for a raving review?) On the surface, ooVoo looks better than MeBeam. Moreover, in the podcast video I watched where ooVoo was used, it has some nice features, like the …

Recording with Skype

Skype is a wonderful tool. A couple of weeks ago in my Emerging Instructional Technologies class at UNI, I witnessed the power of Skype when we had the opportunity to interview guest experts via Skype. Since that time, I have wanted to experiment with Skype and see how it worked to create a podcast. For my first test run, I …

Give Me Web 2.0 and Keep the T-Shirt

I love going to conferences. Regardless of the topic or location, a conference is a great place to network and meet new people plus get a preview of all the latest greatest ways to do something. It’s not uncommon at a conference to hear experts in a given field. Most of the conferences I go to, however, the experts are …

Unbelievable: MySpace Hoax Leads to Suicide

MSNBC is reporting on a Missouri woman charged with creating a phony MySpace account and harassing her 13-year old neighbor to the point she committed suicide. Lori Drew of suburban St. Louis allegedly helped create a false-identity MySpace account to contact Megan Meier, who thought she was chatting with a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans. Josh didn’t exist. Megan hanged …

IT Needs to Prepare for $200 A Barrel Oil

Tech Republic is alerting readers to begin preparing now for the increased demand for for remote connections if oil continues to climb. Bill Detwiler states: Many IT organizations, particularly in large enterprises, already support a distributed workforce. IT leaders within this category should ensure their infrastructure has the capacity to support increased demand. IT departments not currently supporting remote users …

Logos Needs to Move to the 21st Century

OK, maybe that’s a harsh statement to make for a great company like Logos? I am a long-time Logos user (I moved from QuickVerse to Logos when Logos was in version 2.0). Moreover, I am a big fan of Logos, and believe it is an indispensable tool for a pastor to have in his toolbox. I have one major request, …