Virtual Work Tools

Lawrence Tech provides you wish a number of virtual collaboration tools to use in your courses. In addition to these tools, you may want to experiment with these virtual work tools as part of your professional development or course development efforts.

AOL Instant Messenger -- P2P and Group Communication (free)
AskMe -- Knowledge Management
BaseCamp (37 Signals) -- Project Management and Group Communication (free trial
BlogCity -- Blogging Tool (free)
Connectcenter -- Collaboration Suite
Convene -- Web Collaboration from Southfield-based Creative System Dynamics -- Social Bookmarking (free)
GoogleBlogger -- Blogging Tool (free)
GoogleGroups -- Group Communication (free)
GoogleTalk -- VOIP and Group Communication (free)
GoToMeeting -- Web Conferencing
iCohere -- Communities of Practice -- Hosted Intranets
KnowledgeTree -- Open Source Document Management
Lotus Symphony -- Online Document Collaboration from IBM (free)
Microsoft BizTalk -- Business Process Collaboration
Microsoft Office Communicator -- Office Suite Collaboration
Microsoft Office Live -- Web Conferencing
Microsoft OneNote -- Personal Organizer (free to Lawrence Tech students thru MSDN)
NiceNet -- Course Delivery System (free)
OfficeClip -- Web Office Services
Open ext -- Document Management and Collaboration
OpenGroupware -- Open Source Collaboration Software (free)
Open-Xchange -- Microsoft Exchange Alternative (free)
PBWiki -- Hosted Wiki Tool (free)
Polycom -- IP Video Conferencing (free desktop version)
SalesForce -- Hosted Customer Relationship Management System
ScheduleOnce -- Web-based Group Meeting Scheduler (free)
Second Life -- Virtual Reality
Siemens Teamcenter -- Product Lifecycle Management
Skype -- VOIP and Group Communication (free and many plug-ins)
SMART Technologies -- Conference Room Systems
Socialtext -- Enterprise Social Software
Sun Open Work Practice -- Virtual Work Consulting Services
Tacit -- Knowledge Management
TeamWork Live -- Web Collaboration
ThinkFree -- Web Collaboration (free)
ThinkTank -- Interactive Meetings
Vyew -- Web Collaboration and Online Meetings (free)
WebEx WebOffice -- Web Collaboration (trial)
WikiSpaces -- Wiki Tool (free and for-fee)
WordPress -- Blogging Tool (free)
Wrike -- Web-based Project Management and Group Communication Tool (free trial)
Yahoo! Groups -- Group Collaboration (free)
Yugma -- Web Collaboration (free)