Category Archives: Communication skills development

Blogger

DESCRIPTION

Blogger is a web-tool that allows people to become authors by creating and maintaining their own free, journal-like website where they can publish a text, photo and/or video on the internet for deliberation. It includes navigation links and other standard website features such as a homepage, etc.

People who know the weblog’s URL can visit the page, read the posts, and, leave their comments in any format desired, may that be text, photo or video. Eventually, a collection of comments revolving around the topic can be gathered for either further deliberation or for future reference.

The main benefit of blogs is that offer bloggers the opportunity to openly post ideas and reflections on a given issue putting it up for discussion thus facilitating collaboration with peers and colleagues from all over the world.

There are many free blogging platforms and Blogger, offered freely by Google, is one of the most popular and versatile.

BENEFITS

  • Collaboration for preparation of projects and discussions
  • A data resource bank of a contributors´ written work throughout the course resembling a portfolio

BEST PRACTICES

  • All users

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Creating a Google account visiting http://www.blogger.com  or using an already existing Google account
  • Internet connection (not necessarily broadband)

PRECONDITIONS – WHEN CREATING

Register at some blogging platform, such as WordPress, Edublogs or Tumbrl

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iPadio

DESCRIPTION
iPadio helps organisations connect with the hard to reach using simple and innovative channels. The iPadio app lets you record up to 60 minutes of high quality audio and then add titles, descriptions, images, and geo-locate your recording before it is instantly uploaded to your ipadio.com account or cross-posted to your Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Posterous, Blogger, Live Spaces, or LiveJournal accounts. You can also edit out sections of your recording using our in-app editing suite. Each audio clip also comes with its own selection of embed codes, which you can grab off your online ipadio account, meaning you can also put your recording on your website.
By downloading the app, an online account at ipadio.com will also be created for you. From there, you can access additional features such as embed codes, RSS feeds, download options, listener stats, and the chance to adjust your privacy settings.
iPadio is also a great way to record phone calls. Call one of our local iPadio numbers and enter your unique PIN. You can then add a call and merge the two, meaning both sides of the conversation will be recorded and the audio automatically appears in your online account
iPadio works with multinational corporations, government departments and worldwide charities.  iPadio technology is used in a range of industry sectors including: telecommunications, engineering, education, gaming, healthcare, household services, media, pharmaceutical, retail, sport and transport.
BENEFITS

  • The easiest and fastest way to create and share audio..
  • ipadio is also a great way to record phone calls.

BEST PRACTICES

  • All users.
  • Experts.

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Register on Google+ or Facebook.

PRECONDITIONS – WHEN CREATING

  • Install for free.

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Fotobabble

DESCRIPTION

Fotobabble is a software company that provides photo- and audio-powered social marketing solutions for businesses, brands and nonprofits. Fotobabble’s integrated application suites help organizations attract and engage audiences across web, mobile and social networks.

BENEFITS

  • Engage and attract audiences in an integrated way across mobile, web and Facebook.
  • Run unique contests and promotions from Facebook pages and offer users the ability to submit photo entries with or without audio/voice.
  • Drive high levels of audience interaction – content creation, voting, commenting, and sharing of user-generated submissions.
  • Capture and share mobile photo and audio content on location and in real time.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Fotobabble’s customers include businesses, education, professional photography, real estate, nonprofits, dating sites, and brand marketers.

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Register on Fotobabble or sing in via Facebook.
  • The free version of Fotobabble for Timeline is limited to eight Talking Photos and includes a small Fotobabble branded banner.

PRECONDITIONS – WHEN CREATING

  • Just install Fotobbable.

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