September 12, 2003

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MimerDesk press release

Espoo, Finland — September 11, 2003 — The new stable release of MimerDesk introduces Type sets for the freedom of choice in pedagogical methodologies, a better structured and more intuitive user interface and new tools to further enhance effective collaboration. MimerDesk takes one step closer towards pedagogical independence in the sense that it is not limited to specific learning process methodologies, but instead provides the possibility for the user to create Type sets for different types of learning processes like Problem Based Learning.

The Project Manager in MimerDesk 2.0 is specifically designed to provide more efficient manner of carrying out projects asynchronously. This tool is ideal for group assignments and projects because of its illustrative nature. The Project Manager includes a dynamic tree structure with unlimited levels of tasks, participant specific task lists, task dependencies, milestones and enhanced GANTT charts.

MimerDesk 2.0 also delivers an enhancement to the Calendar in the form of a new tool, the Meeting Planner. The main objective of this tool is to ease the process of arranging meetings with three or more people, be it for a school project or a board meeting. The Meeting Planner is integrated with the Calendar so that all meetings that are agreed upon are directly sent to the participants' Calendars. MimerDesk 2.0 introduces a more intuitive and easy-to-use structure in the form of top-level tabs that separate Personal, Groups and Administration tools to form their own wholes. An individual user and group administrators can dynamically select the desired set of tools to work with and this freedom makes the environment more flexible and suitable for different types of communities, groups and individuals.

As is to be expected, the MimerDesk 2.0 release fixes numerous bugs and inconsistencies found in previous versions.

MimerDesk is a Free/Open Source web-based collaborative learning and groupwork environment software. MimerDesk is published under the GNU GPL license ( The license protects the user's rights to use, change and distribute the MimerDesk software. The MimerDesk software can be downloaded from the project website (

Ionstream Oy is the main developer of the MimerDesk environment and has a long history of expertise in Internet communities, teaching and web-based collaborative learning. Ionstream Oy is focused on designing, implementing and delivering customer-specific collaborative learning and groupware solutions.

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