Lucky for me, at Elluminate we have customers and partners like Dr. J Ricky Cox at Murray State University in Kentucky, USA. I got on a web conference with him, hoping to get a few anecdotes about either pen computing or interactive whiteboards and his use of them with real time collaboration for a presentation I am working on.
I literally asked Dr. Cox one question, and here was his answer. (The content pretty is much unedited except to make it shorter.)
Dr. Cox talks about the advantages of using Elluminate for “Real-time Office Hours”—that is, for interacting with groups of students online in much the same way that he otherwise would in person during office hours. Specifically, he notes the ability to use audio, to “application-share” Journal to pull up class notes and to annotate and diagram, and to actually interact with the students rather than re-lecture.
A post at The Student Tablet PC gave some tips for using Journal–stuff I hadn’t discovered yet. The two that I’m most likely to remember and use are that you can tap-hold-drag to lasso while in ink/highlighter mode and that scratchouts work best if it’s about five times as wide as high and covers at least half of the ink to be erased.