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Research Collaboration Tools and Training for Faculty

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Thursday, Dec 2 2010, 3-5pm Phelps 1514: Training session on dropbox, just show up. room for 11 people.

In 2009, it was identified in an Academic Technology Planning Group (ATPG) meeting that there were too few services offered to faculty to support them with collaborating with researchers at other institutions.   In April of 2010, funding was acquired to pay for student staff to research and develop training material and conduct training sessions for Faculty.  These students will be managed by the GauchoSpace project manager.

We envision the products and services generated with this funding to include:

  • Identification, research and testing of collaboration tools
  • Documentation developed (Power point slides, white papers, training videos)
  • Group training sessions conducted a few times a month
  • 1/1 training sessions
  • Development of an ongoing collaborative discussion site for faculty

How we're going to start:

We will be offering training sessions on Voice over IP communication using tools such as Skype, and file sharing tools using Dropbox and Opera Unite.  We expect to expand these products and sessions to cover other tools as they are identified.  DropBox is a fantastic service thats free that makes sharing files between people and your multiple computers really easy.  Skype is a free internet voice application; we cover how to have conference calls, video calls, screen sharing and more.  Opera Unite turns your computer into a server, its part of the Opera web browser software.

Watch our training videos below:

UCSB Dropbox Overview from Mikhaila Saso on Vimeo.

Basics on Skype from Guido Chiappa on Vimeo.

As of July 1st, 2009 Skype is allowed on the UCSB campus, but please read the UCSB Skype University Policy

Opera Unite basics from Tao Etpison on Vimeo.

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