As I always say, we are so lucky to get great feedback from our users every day. Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more people using join.me in higher education. Whether you’re a teacher, a student, or both, join.me has been helping academia stay connected with its online meeting capabilities. Here’s some great feedback we’ve received recently:
“I’ve just started tutoring a group of young people as part of summer school… Not only did I use your service on my Windows Vista laptop, but I also presented it to them on Macs as well as Windows 7 on different browsers all at the same time. I could see the results were amazing. The students found it easier to follow on screen when completing walk through activities.”
“Excellent product!! Making it free makes it even more helpful for students like us who need to collaborate on assignments and deliverables.”
“It has been extremely helpful during my on-line course work to be able to show my instructor, mentor, and adviser where I was bogged down. It’s so much easier to show then to describe over the phone or on email. Also, I have students that I tutor who can use join.me to let me see what they are working on and dialog before they submit an incorrect answer. Love it all!!!!”
As a professor, join.me can help you be available to students on the fly. We spoke to Professor Rodney Farthing a few months ago to learn more about how he is using join.me by working remotely and holding virtual office hours for his students. Also, it’s a great instructional tool to help students who can’t attend class still participate – they can join your join.me session from wherever they are. No more snow days! (Just kidding.)
You probably remember what it’s like to do group projects – you still do something of the sort at your job every day. For students, join.me can help you collaborate with your peers and can make group projects easy. As more and more students take classes online, your group for a project could be spread across states or even countries and requires some serious virtual communication. Why not use join.me for some online group collaboration on a paper, or to research a topic together?
Are you a student or professor that uses join.me in the classroom? How are you using it? What do you love about it? Let us know in the comments.