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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Screentoaster shares your desktop for no $$$
One of the reasons for using Adobe Connect is to share one's desktop. Adobe Connect is a great tool, but it is synchronous and expensive. Screentoaster is a screen capture program. While it does not help when someone asks you to show something specific, it is a great solution for situations where you are showing a canned set of tasks. Let's face it, if you are showing how to do something in a software application, the steps involved are fixed. You gain nothing from doing it live.
When you use real-time tools, the costs and difficulty factor go up. Many times the things we want to teacher are just as well done beforehand.