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Thursday, March 31, 2005

 
I've been playing around with a bit of software called Jybe. It's very clever and I'm quite impressed with it - it has excellent uses for training/teaching purposes. Essentially you download the software and it installs into IE or Firefox. You create a session and other users can then connect to it in real time. They can then see the webpage that you're looking at, and you have a chat window at the bottom of the screen where you can converse backwards and forwards, so it's ideal if you're not co-located. Everything goes through their server, so no-one actually 'connects' to you, so there are no problems with security.

It's a little bit slow at times to refresh pages, and it doesn't take too kindly to tabbed browsing, nor does it automatically scroll down a page, but other than that, it's very nifty. I can see all sorts of uses for it in a training situation.

The download is very quick, installation is automatic, although it adds another line to your browser the toolbar can be hidden when not needed, and it's entirely free!

If you're a trainer, or you just want to talk your mum through how to use eBay, take a look for yourself.
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