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ERIC Number: EJ853872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Internet Audio Products (3/3)
Schwartz, Linda; de Schutter, Adrienne; Fahrni, Patricia; Rudolph, Jim
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v5 n2 Aug 2004
Two contrasting additions to the online audio market are reviewed: "iVocalize", a browser-based audio-conferencing software, and "Skype", a PC-to-PC Internet telephone tool. These products are selected for review on the basis of their success in gaining rapid popular attention and usage during 2003-04. The "iVocalize" review emphasizes the product's role in the development of a series of successful online audio communities--notably several serving visually impaired users. The "Skype" review stresses the ease with which the product may be used for simultaneous PC-to-PC communication among up to five users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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