Here’s a few online tools I have found useful and played with over the FO2010 program. I would also recommend them for your consideration.
- Creating my own video animations with xtranormal for telling stories
- Creating a wiki for sharing a conceptual framework that can be easily updated and edited by anyone
- Staying connected to my inhouse community using Yammer
- Running engaging meetings with an agenda and deliverables using iMEET!
- Creating presentations and stories with Prezi.
- A friend, James Neill has engaged his students in co-writing a book using a wiki as their assessment. (70 undergraduate students wrote a 700page text book in 3 months. You can print a bound copy on demand.)
- Spreading good ideas fast around the world using 18mins TED talks. This one is about ”How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness?”
Here’s a bonus that I think leads the way to the future
- Using some excellent face-to-face facilitation processes in the Art of Hosting. These facilitation processes can be transferred to the online world when the techology for managing the transition between small and large groups improves. The best at this so far are Maestro Conferences
In terms of the future I am interested in using these technologies to co-create, nurture and sustain global and local Learning Circles on any topic members of the community want to initiate. Circles will run for a fixed period of time then share their learning with the community before new circles reform in an ongoing process that always welcomes new members.
What are some of your favorite tools? If you add yours here. I will compile a list and share them with the whole community.