In the Oz/NZ flashmeeting the other night, Dean Groom took us into his Meetsee virtual office space. I found it very interesting and have been thinking about how appealing it would be for use with secondary school students.
I could see my students finding this kind of meeting space meaningful. It’s probably suited for collaborative work across schools or even perhaps year levels. At the moment I’m struggling to find suitable times for teams of teachers to meet -perhaps we could arrange meetings in a Meetsee space and we’d have more success. I need to play around with it more, but I love the fact that you can use the television screens in the room to upload presentations or YouTube videos.
The best thing I can do is direct you to Dean Groom’s blog where he has written a post about the features Meetsee has. I laughed when I read this;
Of course you can fiddle with your avatar (though one niggle, I hit the girl button by mistake and can’t switch it). You can upload a photo of your own head, which is cool too.
I have to admit I was wondering why Dean was wandering around the space as a female avatar with his head uploaded. I thought it was another manifestation of his sense of humour!
I think Meetsee looks really promising. You can sign up for free and get an office space that can host up to 15 participants. I saw in a comment on Dean’s post that they are looking at developing an education version and would be interested in receiving feedback. Could be even more promising if this pans out.