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Doing more with less is a veritable mantra these days. Yet there are important questions to be answered: When is "free" good enough? How "free" is free? When should you "buy"? Tools like Adobe Connect, Skype, Captivate, Camtasia, and Jing run the gamut of cost and ease of use while often accomplishing similar tasks in terms of interacting virtually and recording online content. In the first part of this session, learn about these tools which can expand the reach of your meetings and training sessions. We will compare and contrast these tools and focus on why you would use one over the other. During the second part, play the part of the decision-maker through scenarios and case studies. Learn techniques to think critically about these types of tools in the ever changing Library technology landscape today.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Kate Peterson is Information Literacy Librarian and Kirsten Clark is Government Information and Regional Depository Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities

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17-3-2011 2:30 PM

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Mar 17th, 2:30 PM

Free vs fee: Virtual meetings and online training

Doing more with less is a veritable mantra these days. Yet there are important questions to be answered: When is "free" good enough? How "free" is free? When should you "buy"? Tools like Adobe Connect, Skype, Captivate, Camtasia, and Jing run the gamut of cost and ease of use while often accomplishing similar tasks in terms of interacting virtually and recording online content. In the first part of this session, learn about these tools which can expand the reach of your meetings and training sessions. We will compare and contrast these tools and focus on why you would use one over the other. During the second part, play the part of the decision-maker through scenarios and case studies. Learn techniques to think critically about these types of tools in the ever changing Library technology landscape today.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Kate Peterson is Information Literacy Librarian and Kirsten Clark is Government Information and Regional Depository Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities