Link-Systems Updates Whiteboard Collaboration Tool
International has launched the sixth
version of its WorldWideWhiteboard, an online collaborative platform for the education
6.0 can accommodate many different
types of user groups, whether one-to-many for an online course lecture,
one-to-one for online office hours or online tutoring, or
for group projects that do not necessitate that students physically
meet in one
It can also be used for
asynchronous communication such as students dropping of questions or
feedback from their teachers, tutors or writing coaches. The two
different uses means an institution can use a single platform for
The platform can also be used
for advising, counseling, peer-assisted learning and workshops.
The newest version of WorldWideWhiteboard
includes desktop sharing, breakout rooms, queuing for live one-to-one
and a chemistry tool set.
Depending on the optional
services provided, an annual licensing fee ranges from $1,000 to $7,500.
International also offers a Net
Tutor online tutoring service that is powered by WorldWideWhiteboard.
platform, instructors at institutions can connect with tutors, guide
their focus for the sessions and get detailed reports on usage.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.