I stumbled upon a great list of mainly web 2.0 tools that can be used for design research, but it seems to me some of those tools can also be of use to our U101 students.
For example: Georgy could link to these resources in the element "How to work with others"
We already have identified many of those links, but there are some new tools, such as:
"iSpring Converter: free download converts Powerpoint to Flash so you can upload your presentations for easy viewing in e-learning sites or your Web site. (Free)" Some students might be more comfortable using PPT for some tasks ... (I know people that draw in PPT!)
http://www.ecai.org/: which might be a helpful analysis tool for students in the Global Block.