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Sunday, October 19, 2008

New and Notable: Custom Timelines, Interactive Mobile Polling, Search Engine for Social Networks

Remote interactive polling via mobile device, embedded and customizable interactive media-rich timelines, and a search engine for online communities and social networks enhance the experience of the e-learner, and provide the instructor and learning organization new strategies for having an effective learning experience.

Custom Interactive Timelines: is a website that allows visitors to view, create and compare timelines. These timelines can be illustrated with pictures, text, YouTube movies and MP3. On our website, you will find timelines about music, movies, history, politics, art et cetera. As the website is very educational, so our site is very popular among teachers and students. Next to this portal, we offer our software as a service to companies and institutions. Our timeline application can be fully integrated in the website of that company or institution, showing its own content via the TimeRime software. Educational publishers use this software as part of their history learning methods. As a result students are using in the classroom very frequently.

Mobile polling: Turning Technologies’ new ResponseWare is a web based polling system that allows users to gather participant feedback from classrooms, meetings, etc. instantly through mobile devices, smartphones, and laptops. ResponseWare Web allows participants to submit responses to interactive PowerPoint questions via Internet-connected devices including: Apple iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones, other cell phones and mobile devices, laptops, or a standard desktop computer through a web browser. The web application immediately transfers their responses to a TurningPoint interactive polling slide typically presented to the audience via an LCD projector. ResponseWare Web is certified on the AT&T wireless network.

Search Engine for Social Networks: is an alternative search engine that searches online forums and communities. The growth & significance of online communities/forums and the useful information contained in posts and threads is being acknowledged now more than ever before. Twing helps users find forum content that is not visible in conventional search engines like Google. They recently launched Saved Search & Buzz Graphs features that let users see the popularity of various terms, as well as refine terms by category and share the results with colleagues. is a great tool/source for research.

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