Technologies for Smarter Working Session

Tue 29/1/2013
Business Support Services Group
Student and Academic Services

Presenters – Dee Vyas and Nillan Fakira

It’s good to get out of the office and do something different occasionally. This time Dee and I spent a morning session on introducing various technologies to HoDs and officers. A great turnout. Any bigger group and we would have been struggling to provide the delegates with the hands on sessions with technologies. We had 7 xiPads, 3x Papershow, 3 Laptops, Microphones and headsets.

Here’s a list what was covered in the session.

Interactive and Collaboration

PaperShow – PAPERSHOW is a digital writing solution that enables to instantly display handwritten notes from the paper to the screen – interactive meetings and collaboration.

Desktop App.

Podcasting@MMU – Create your very own podcast using MMU licenced BB Flashback screen capture software.

iPad Apps.

Doceri – The professional iPad interactive whiteboard and screencast recorder with sophisticated tools for hand-drawn graphics and remote desktop control (Create, Share, Present and Control)

Evernote – With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use.

MightyMeeting – Present Anywhere – Online meetings with slide and whiteboard sharing for the Web, Android, and iOS. Present to the whole world from your tablet.

Aurusma – Augmented Reality

Web-based service

Textwall – Students submit words or phrases related to a particular topic or question via text, email or the web. These are then displayed on a ‘textwall’ and a word cloud can subsequently be generated to visually summarise the information.

Smartphone apps

Voxer – Voxer is an integrated multimedia Push-to-talk application. Instantly send voice, text and photos to individuals and groups in real time.

Viber – Viber for iOS lets you use your iPhone make free calls and send free text and photo messages to other Viber users, on any device, network and country!