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A virtual team member needs to have the means to work effectively in a virtual project. Phones with conferencing ability, online web meeting spaces, a global time clock (if the team is global), and mobile computers are some of the requirements. Modern online communication systems allow you to see if someone is “online” or not, or in a meeting (which can guide you as to whether to chat using an instant messaging tool). In the same manner as you ensure your team members software is compatible (particularly if they work for different organizations), the project manager needs to ensure the team members are trained in and have a comfort using such technologies.  

Following collaboration software tools are being used to support collaboration and virtual organization among the EITA team members worldwide:

 

Software
Functions
Plone CMS
Plone CMS, Open source Content Management System (CMS), is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.
EasyChair Conference System EasyChair is flexible, easy to use, and has many features to make it suitable for various conference models.
Facebook Connect people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. 
Linkedin Manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, Accesses knowledge, insights and opportunities.
Google Search Engine
Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more.
Gmail: E-mail from Google
Talk, chat, share, schedule, store, organize, collaborate, discover, and create. Use Google products from Gmail to Google+ to YouTube, view your search history, all with one username and password, all backed up all the time and easy to find at (you guessed it) Google.com.
Google Maps Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions.
Google Earth Let you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
Google Drive
Create new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on your own or share and collaborate with others in real time. Online collaboration tools, like Google Drive, are also very useful for getting virtual team members to work together real-time, instead of passing documents back and forth.
Worldatlas An educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel can show you local weather for thousands of cities around the world. You can even find local weather for every US ZIP code by State.
Time and Date Find current Time Worldwide (World Clock) and Calendars for countries worldwide both online and for printing.
Doodle - An Easy Scheduling Tool Online tools for scheduling meetings and other appointments.
Eventbrite - Online Event Registration
Eventbrite is an online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site's interface.
edX Free online courses from the world's best universities.
Nametag Creator
Instructions: Enter each name as a new line in the box. You should be able to do a big batch of participants with copying rows of one column in excel file and paste it into the text box. The first nametag will be created with the first line of Firstname, first line of Lastname, first line of Affiliation (and repeated for all lines). You don't need last name if you paste the full name in first name. It will skip if there are nothing in that line, so as long as the rows are same length from where you copy, the names and affiliation will be aligned even with missing data.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins. 

Gimp Quickies - Changing the Size (Dimensions) of an Image (Scale).
TinyURL.com TinyURL is a free service to make posting long URLs easier, and may only be used for actual URLs.
English Chinese Dictionary Language tools: English Chinese dictionary and Chinese English dictionary (字典).

 

 

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