Video chatting just got more interesting. Rabbit is new video chatting software, recently released in beta and available for Mac. Yes, you have to download something; however, it is free.
With Rabbit you can create a video chat room for an online discussion (think Google Hangout), but the real departure is being able to watch streamed content together. Is there a great lecture or TED Talk you want to use for class? Why not make it available for students outside of class time and they can talk about it together online as it plays? If that idea doesn’t suit you, Rabbit is more than just videos. You can stream from Google Chrome, perhaps showcasing a website or a librarian could demonstrate how to use online resources to students who are in their dorms.
Of course, there is the ability to have online office hours as well.