appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser
theo kuechel's insight:
With appear.in you can set up video meeting for up to 8 users such as teachers, students or even classrooms in seconds. All you have to do is choose a name for your 'meeting' room. Click Create and you immediatley have a link to share and use instantly. Once you have invited your particpants you can lock the room, or leave it open for up to 8 others to join. There is nothing to install! The possibilities are endless.
I got the heads up on this from my colleague Leon Cych at L4LTV - here he is interviewing Svien Willassen of http://appear.in about the technology which is based on the WebRTC APIs
A two year ESRC funded project around the use of video with young people in a range of participatory research projects. The materials are split into two sections the first ‘Differing Approaches’ and 'Differing Issues' Both inlcude Case Studies
The viducate network - an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe
Our vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."
Excellent to see another example of cross cultural collaboration in this important field. Viducate offers reports, newsletters conferences, workshops and hosts a community of practice.
"Grockit provides a really simple and fast way to build social tasks and interaction around any video from YouTube and it does it in a way that is much more suitable for delivery to students, as the interface removes many of the distractions that a direct link to YouTube would "include."
Grockit is built on Popcorn.js using an HTML5 framework,
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