Humanizing the Online Experience: May 25-June 7, 2009

Live session recording + transcript. Reflections?

Live session recording + transcript. Reflections?

by Sylvia Currie -
Number of replies: 4
Here is the long awaited (wink) recording for our live session held on Monday, May 26th.
https://present.bccampus.ca/p59504611/

It's always interesting to watch recorded sessions. I find that I miss so much during the session. I say I'm a multitasker but I realize more and more that I'm not very good at it!

I'm also pasting in the text chat here.

Text chat
Jesai Jayhmes : hello Everyone!
Jesai Jayhmes : do you have a mic and webcam?
Sylvia Currie: give me a microphone...I think
Jesai Jayhmes : it says mic muted and doesn't let me release it
Sylvia Currie: yes I can hear you
Sylvia Currie: I think my audio cuts out when uploading
Heather Ross: Hi Sylvia.
Sylvia Currie: Hi Heather! Glad you could make it
Heather Ross: Just sitting hear feeding little Sydney.
patrick o'brien: Hi everybody - have sound but no mic or cam - I'll be a semi lurker
patrick o'brien: going to get my coffee befrore we staRT
Jesai Jayhmes : semi lurkers are welcome here
Sharon Porterfield: Hi Everyone - no mike - open office environment and too much noise going on
Karen: Good morning all
Sylvia Currie: Welcome all!
Sharon Porterfield: LOL! Our building is still under construction. I know about drills...
Diego Leal: Hi there, everyone!
Mike Dobson: Dont have a web-cam, just lurking in White Rock
Diego Leal: Yup, I'm in Rio de Janeiro, originally from Colombia..
Heather Ross: I can't hear Jesai.
Karen: yes
B.J.: yes
Sharon Porterfield: yes
Terri Bateman: yes
Diego Leal: Yessir..
Mike Dobson: yes
Nellie Deutsch: hello
Nellie Deutsch: thank you
Nellie Deutsch: np
Nellie Deutsch: It's quite different from elluminate
Nellie Deutsch: it's like wiziq
Nellie Deutsch: I hear an echo, Sylvia
Nellie Deutsch: with you
Nellie Deutsch: I know
eliz: Elizabeth from RRU, I will be a lurker
Nellie Deutsch: yes, Sylivia
Nellie Deutsch: maybe it's too speaking at the same time
Nellie Deutsch: too=two
eliz: hi
Pierre Clavet: Hello everyone. Pierre Clavet from Université de Moncton in New Brunswick (Canada)
Nellie Deutsch: yes
Nellie Deutsch: it's not that bad
Nellie Deutsch: can we check our webcam
Heather Ross: Just got a bunch of static.
Sylvia Currie: LOL This is fun :-)
Nellie Deutsch: yes, it's like wiziq
Nellie Deutsch: mute it
Meike Krug: I muted my system
Meike Krug: is this better
patrick o'brien: sound is good now
Nellie Deutsch: it's so nice to see and not only hear
Jesai Jayhmes : yes
Nellie Deutsch: acting is very obvious, Jesai
Heather Ross: Still can't hear Jesai.
Sylvia Currie: Can others hear Jesai?
Gina Bennett: yep
eliz: yes
Terri Bateman: yes
Meike Krug: yes
Nellie Deutsch: I hear him
Gerry: Yes, Jes is loud and clear
Heather Ross: Strange.
Gerry: Video is out of synch though
Gina Bennett: always a bit of lag
Meike Krug: yes
Heather Ross: Any known issues with Firefox?
Nellie Deutsch: thrive on teamwrok
Nellie Deutsch: I am using firefox
Heather Ross: hmmm
Nellie Deutsch: is your volume turned on?
Sharon Porterfield: Firefox on a Mac, perhaps?
Sharon Porterfield: just lost audio
eliz: lost sound
Meike Krug: No audio now?
Nellie Deutsch: I just lost Jesai, too
patrick o'brien: me too
Karen: lost sound too
Terri Bateman: me too
Pierre Clavet: lost sound. :)
Mike Dobson: me too
Diego Leal: sound is gone..
Nellie Deutsch: let's try body language
Sharon Porterfield: Charades!
Nellie Deutsch: facial expressons
Gina Bennett: :)
Meike Krug: lol
eliz: lost all audio
Meike Krug: Now I hear neither
Nellie Deutsch: mine is off
Nellie Deutsch: Sylvia, turn yours on
Karen: nothing here...
Pierre Clavet: It's because everyone is a presenter, changes effects all. :)
Nellie Deutsch: Mimicry is great
Nellie Deutsch: the future of technology; telepathy
Sylvia Currie: Jesai, is you Talk button on?
Pierre Clavet: I would suggest downgrading us to participants.
Sylvia Currie: ok thanks Pierre
Pierre Clavet: and just keeping Jesai and Sylvia presenters.
eliz: I don't see Jesai anymore
patrick o'brien: lost cmaera view of J
Nellie Deutsch: Jerai is a participant and not a host
patrick o'brien: that should be camera
Sylvia Currie: Now you can't hear me. Okay folks, I'll try downgrade all to participant
Heather Ross: Isn't technology grand?
Diego Leal: Nellie, I'm trying to use telepathy but the tracker seems to be down...
Pierre Clavet: hehe, yes Jesai should be at least presenter, but should be host. hehe
Karen: lol diego
Meike Krug: It's certainly humanizing THIS online experience!
Nellie Deutsch: well, all the lurkers can now say hi
Jesai Jayhmes : sylvia can you hear me? Make me a host again and make others participants
Nellie Deutsch: this is fun
Gina Bennett: make him beg, sylvia :)
Nellie Deutsch: I wish I had controls, too
Jesai Jayhmes : my mic is off
Nellie Deutsch: technology at its best
Jesai Jayhmes : this is a new experience
Nellie Deutsch: how does it feel when things go wrong?
Jesai Jayhmes : It reminds me of my grandfather being a ham radio operator
Sylvia Currie: Jesai, do you see the button underneath the camera?
Nellie Deutsch: very important for my study
Diego Leal: @Nellie Plain normal...
patrick o'brien: Hi Gina, I got accepted into the UBC CIS program
Gina Bennett: @patrick- that's great news!
Nellie Deutsch: what is CIS?
Meike Krug: I see Jesai
patrick o'brien: this is the bain of real time - asychronous gives yoiu some breathing space
Nellie Deutsch: Jesai has the wheel
Sylvia Currie: I've lost audio completely folks. Sorry!
Sharon Porterfield: Rick Schwier has a paper on ''The Day Technology Died'' or some such title. It's a fews years old now...
Meike Krug: no audio
Gina Bennett: centre for intercultural studies
Nellie Deutsch: smile :)
Diego Leal: zzzz...
patrick o'brien: CIS = certificate in Intercultural Studies - Gina is one of their famous graduates
Gina Bennett: famous???????
Nellie Deutsch: MA or doc?
patrick o'brien: j is back now for the sound
Gina Bennett: cert. only
Alison Pritchard Orr: I can't seem to get any audio either
Nellie Deutsch: oops
Gina Bennett: advanced post grad cert
Pierre Clavet: @Sylvia, there's a audio test you can do, under Meeting (menu)
Nellie Deutsch: less complicated
Sylvia Currie: Shoot. Still working on my audio.
Gina Bennett: we could try all leaving & all coming back...
Gina Bennett: (a bit drastic i know)
Sharon Porterfield: woo hoo!
Nellie Deutsch: yessssss
Gerry: LOL, we talked about these issues in 1993 when I first stated with using internet apps to teach.
Diego Leal: we're back!
patrick o'brien: yea
Pierre Clavet: sound is good!
Heather Ross: I can finally hear Jesai!
Gina Bennett: now, nobody move...
Sylvia Currie: Ahhhh, I can hear fine now. I think MY VIDEO was the problem!
Frances Long: ah -- it certainly helped to log back in!
Nellie Deutsch: as long as there is chatbox, all is wel
Andrea: Yes - and we have a brand new LIDC course on the subject - entitled ''Camera Savvy'' - it is awesome!
Jill: :-)
Nellie Deutsch: after a lecture on Hegel this is very interesting
Gerry: We all know the good audio is most important.
Nellie Deutsch: no
Nellie Deutsch: chatbox is the best
Sylvia Currie: This is a good learning experience
Gerry: OK, but we were saying that 15 years ago!
patrick o'brien: cutting edge or bleeding edge??
Nellie Deutsch: you sound great, Sylvia
Gina Bennett: sorry, what was the question?
Gina Bennett: thanks
Nellie Deutsch: yes
Nellie Deutsch: we hear you
B.J.: I started in the early 90's on video conferencing... the video was not usually the most important piece. The audio, the document camera, the computer, etc. all helped make the experience more interactive and more valuable. I look back on that as rather primitive and find the synchronous and asynchronous web tools much more flexible and accessible. Again, the video can add an element but I have not found it to be vital.
patrick o'brien: Go Alison - Go!!
patrick o'brien: Alison - I talked to Mike this am - hope to get your vid up this week
Sylvia Currie: Oh, are there potholes? :-)
Andrea: Sorry, folks - I have a very primitive mic and I don't want to hold things up. I work at SFU's Centre for Online and Distance Education in instructional design.
patrick o'brien: craters
Sharon Porterfield: I'm an instructional designer who designs online, classroom, and blended courses. I've used pre-recorded video/audio in my course design. One course instructor met weekly with his students via this type of medium.
Andrea: :-)
Andrea: troglodyte mic
Andrea: i'm at home today with a back injury, hence the troglodyte mic
Gina Bennett: i'm not currently teaching online but I do support online instructors & learners. we've been experimenting with moodle's embedded 'nanogong' to insert audio into an online discussion.
Jill: I have no mic at present. I'm participating from Iraq, where ther is currently very limited distance ed, and in fact where Online Ed is not yet fully recognized.
Frances Long: I have no mic hooked up, but I have been working online for about oh -- ouch -- 14 years now. We do indeed use both synch and asynch communication in knowplace family of sites. The vital piece for me is that there are different technologies available for people to learn and share together
patrick o'brien: me = ed technologist @ UFV, mostly spend my time keeping the trains running administrating blaclboard ol courses just moved offices don't have mic cmarea set up yet
Diego Leal: I'm designing an open course on e-learning, that will be offered to students in Colombia... It's very likely that I'll use something like DimDim or WizIQ, but I have to be careful with the connectivity limitations that we still have in Colombia...
Nellie Deutsch: I have used Interwise, Elluminate and currently wiziq
Gina Bennett: @diego: how open is your course?
Frances Long: yes diego -- you do indeed have to be careful with relying on one sysnch technology -- my rule of thumb put everything important into asynch format.
Andrea: We use Elluminate here.
Heather Ross: Diego, we all have to remember that we may have students with slower / limited connections.
patrick o'brien: i really like the idea of melding sychronous events (such as this) into online asychronous courses - did work on this @ UBC & university of Monterry a few years ago
Nellie Deutsch: I gravitate to whatever is good and free
Andrea: But mostly we're trying to figure out whether we are throwing technological bells/whistles at students rather than concentrating on the most important things.
Heather Ross: Good point, Andrea.
Diego Leal: @Gina Very open, I hope! Anyone can join, only the people paying get a certificate (just what CCK08 did)..
Nellie Deutsch: I need to see
Nellie Deutsch: I am very visual
Elliot: sorry no mic here. I'm the e-learning systems team lead in faculty of medicine, UBC. I manage all online curriculum in the faculty and help with videoconferening and podcasting. our goal is to utilize technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Gina Bennett: @diego: can you send me more info, diego? bennett@cotr.bc.ca
Diego Leal: @gina ok!
Gina Bennett: muchas gracias!
Diego Leal: @gina Oh, do you speak Spanish? That would make things faster.. :)
Gina Bennett: pequeno, lo siento :-(
Diego Leal: @Gina No problem!
Gina Bennett: but i am working on a project with people from Ecuador
Nellie Deutsch: Diego, can you add the url so I view the program?
B.J.: I agree
Bob Verner: Bob has no mic
Nellie Deutsch: how do we accept the mic?
Meike Krug: no talk button
Gerry: Like a ''talking stick''
Nellie Deutsch: don\t see a talk button
Andrea: See - this is a problem for me. Yes, I'm a visual learner, but this kind of synchronous introduction is so slow...
Sylvia Currie: bottom left of the screen. Do you see a talk button?
Bob Verner: Try Bob again
Sharon Porterfield: I don't have one. It disappeared a while ago.
Heather Ross: cindy, talked to everyone.
Gina Bennett: maybe get volunteers who are ready/able to speak?
Frances Long: nope - it is not there
Nellie Deutsch: don't see it, either, Frances
Sylvia Currie: This is crazy! LOL Now looking for talk button
Heather Ross: She was on private message.
Heather Ross: I now see the talk button again.
Sharon Porterfield: It's back
Gina Bennett: this does illustrate how important it is , for real instruction, to practice with the technology ahead of time
Sylvia Currie: congratulations Nellie!
Sharon Porterfield: Is this too large a group for this medium? Like Andrea...I'm finding this slow.
Sylvia Currie: @Gina, that's so true. Having a session to just play is a good idea.
Heather Ross: No mic today for me. Baby on my lap (on maternity leave). I work as an instructional designer at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and technology in Saskskatoon.
Gerry: Yikes
Gina Bennett: @sylvia, for sure practise is essential. & it's good to have a session like this to see how it works, how it feels
Gerry: Send him/her to http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2009/05/top10k12online2008.html Nellie
Gina Bennett: ... including frustrations :-)
Meike Krug: M Learning...Cool
Diego Leal: @Sharon I wonder if it has to do with not having enough info about where are we going with this...
Nellie Deutsch: who knows
Nellie Deutsch: exactly
Gerry: Is that bad?
Jill: There are plenty of economical mobile learning tools out there. Go for it!
Nellie Deutsch: no it's what heappening these days
Sylvia Currie: Are they engaging more, and the evidence is capturing, sharing, etc
Sharon Porterfield: @ Diego - possibly...I'm looking at the time and wondering if we'll get to Jesai's content before we're done the introductions.
Nellie Deutsch: we do communicate on facebook
Frances Long: Nellin -- congratulatins on completing your doctorate! I am very pleased for you -- I hope that you are very proud of yourself
Heather Ross: Mark Bullen did a good talk blowing the theory about digital immigrants vs. natives out of the water. I'll find the link.
Nellie Deutsch: thank you, Frances, but I just completed the 3 year intensive coursework
Nellie Deutsch: I am working on the first 3 chapters right now.
Heather Ross: http://preview.tinyurl.com/p99zh2
Heather Ross: The Net Generation: Myths, Realities and Implications for Higher Education - Mark Bullen
Meike Krug: OK thanks...sorry about that
Diego Leal: @Heather I haven't seen the video, but the slides are very good..
Tom: You might have the Microphone plugged into the Line in not Microphone in
Doug: Here is another one. Many of those who work front line with students would agree http://stigmergicweb.org/2006/10/20/the-myth-of-the-digital-native/
Bob Verner: Bob is trying but ???
Meike Krug: I'll pass thanks
Nellie Deutsch: great laugh, Bob
Sylvia Currie: Yay, I hear Bob laughing
Heather Ross: @Doug. Yes, Rob Wall and I have talked about this a lot.
Gina Bennett: going crazy turning the volume up (for most speakers) & down (for Jesai)
Heather Ross: I think we mentioned it during this podcast http://edtechposse.ca/?p=41
Sylvia Currie: Good question, Bob.
Sylvia Currie: If the live sessions are engaging then people will show up. If just a lecture, then people might opt to check the recording instead
Gina Bennett: true
Gerry: Acceptable depending on the learning outcomes for the course
Diego Leal: I have to go now, everyone... Thanks for the session!
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming Diego!
Heather Ross: I can't hear Jesai again
Diego Leal: Thanks to you, Sylvia!
Diego Leal: Bye!
Sylvia Currie: Now I can't hear Bob. Geesh
Sylvia Currie: Bye Diego :-)
Gina Bennett: i find it interesting that when i first invite faculty (or students ) to use the synchronous stuff, they automatically assume that they will have full 2-way audio & video. After we get used to the technology, we don't seem to 'need' this degree of multimedia in order to feel we're having a 'humanizing' experience
Andrea: but students don't need synchronous interactions in order to benefit from each others' experiences...
Sharon Porterfield: @andrea...I agree.
Tom: This link might be useful for those with microphone problems
Tom: http://agnradmin.umd.edu/iet/IETServices/Centra%20Webconferencing/Admin%20Page1.cfm
Heather Ross: Got to go now. I'll catch the recording later.
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming, Heather! Hi to Sydney
Heather Ross: bye
Gina Bennett: the whole point is to make the technology transparent so we are mostly experincing the humanizing aspect of education, not the technology i think
Gerry: They seem to be engaged in txt. I can call my son and he won't answer, but if I txt him, he answer immediately.
Sylvia Currie: Any more takers for the microphone?
Sharon Porterfield: @Gerry - I have colleagues like that, too
Gina Bennett: <confesses> i am like that too
Bob Verner: Does a oerson feel more confident using text rather than audio???
Gina Bennett: becomes more transparent i think
Andrea: text is less invasive. it is saying ''respond when you wish''.
Gina Bennett: @andrea - yes
Sharon Porterfield: @bob - I think it gives them time to think...reflective people, I think, like to have that time before making their statements
Sharon Porterfield: Extroverts like me, however... :)
patrick o'brien: when in doubt mumble :-)
Andrea: ''hiding'' is a bit strong, I think - there are a lot of introverted students who need a bit of a different approach
Doug: My youngest daughter (17) will text me but won't use email. My oldest daughter (19) would rather email.
Sylvia Currie: Yes, and thankfully we have the SCoPE seminar for all that reflection :-) http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=1751
Sylvia Currie: Nice and clear, Doug
Sharon Porterfield: Hi Doug! I'm in Calgary, too. :)
patrick o'brien: a good quality headset is a real necessity
Gerry: I like this from Howard Rheingold: “And don't swallow the myth of the digital native. Just because your teens Facebook, IM, and Youtube, don't assume they know the rhetoric of blogging, collective knowledge gathering techniques of taggers and social bookmarkers, collaborative norms of wiki work, how to tune and feed a Twitter network, the art of multimedia argumentation - and, by far most importantly, online crap detection.”
Sharon Porterfield: @doug - does she use ''text'' spelling? I find younger people prefer ''wut r u doing?'' rather than have to use proper English - as you would in email.
Gina Bennett: the whole concept of what kind of english is 'proper' is changing
Sharon Porterfield: no kidding!
Doug: She is actually fairly good about her vocabulary - both her Mom and I are teachers!
Sharon Porterfield: @Doug - LOL! Our son suffers the same fate...
Andrea: there's a growing dichotomy between the casual txtmsg ''English'' and the English required for academic papers. My students are hurting because of this...
Gina Bennett: i'm not sure it's cause-effect though
Sylvia Currie: Noticing how Jesai looks right into the camera. I tend to look at the ceiling or the keyboard when I speak.
Sharon Porterfield: @andera - I've heard that from a number of English teachers, too
Sharon Porterfield: Thanks everyone - I need to run...See you in SCoPE
Gina Bennett: gotta go too. thanks all.
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming Sharon and Gina. See you in SCoPE!
Karen: Same here...thanks Sylvia and Jesai
Sylvia Currie: Bye Karen. Thanks for coming!
Sylvia Currie: We'll be wrapping up here soon.
Sylvia Currie: Oh, my mistake. I thought it was 60 minutes :-)
Andrea: yeah - the invitation said 60 minutes.
Gerry: Yes
Alison Pritchard Orr: No
Andrea: Long time ago
Sylvia Currie: Yes
patrick o'brien: not yet
Doug: Not yet
B.J. 2: no
Terri Bateman 3: no
Bob Verner: no
Sylvia Currie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBembOU_i7Y
Sylvia Currie: Homework! :-)
Nellie Deutsch: nice
Gerry: One of the biggest challenges is for audio, especially when a large group in involved in an online conf.
Tracy : great resource, thanks!
Sylvia Currie: cool. Get to create a studio
patrick o'brien: i want to look like Carey Grant - how do I do that??
Andrea: @patrick - LOL
Alison Pritchard Orr: Ha!
Sylvia Currie: Patrick you already look like Carey Grant
Alison Pritchard Orr: You already do look like Carey Grant, Patrick!
patrick o'brien: ba ha ha
Andrea: send a pic - I don't know Patrick, but I'd like to see if you look like Cary Grant!!
Sylvia Currie: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=1751


Gerry: Acceptable depending on the learning outcomes for the course
Diego Leal: I have to go now, everyone... Thanks for the session!
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming Diego!
Heather Ross: I can't hear Jesai again
Diego Leal: Thanks to you, Sylvia!
Diego Leal: Bye!
Sylvia Currie: Now I can't hear Bob. Geesh
Sylvia Currie: Bye Diego :-)
Gina Bennett: i find it interesting that when i first invite faculty (or students ) to use the synchronous stuff, they automatically assume that they will have full 2-way audio & video. After we get used to the technology, we don't seem to 'need' this degree of multimedia in order to feel we're having a 'humanizing' experience
Andrea: but students don't need synchronous interactions in order to benefit from each others' experiences...
Sharon Porterfield: @andrea...I agree.
Tom: This link might be useful for those with microphone problems
Tom: http://agnradmin.umd.edu/iet/IETServices/Centra%20Webconferencing/Admin%20Page1.cfm
Heather Ross: Got to go now. I'll catch the recording later.
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming, Heather! Hi to Sydney
Heather Ross: bye
Gina Bennett: the whole point is to make the technology transparent so we are mostly experincing the humanizing aspect of education, not the technology i think
Gerry: They seem to be engaged in txt. I can call my son and he won't answer, but if I txt him, he answer immediately.
Sylvia Currie: Any more takers for the microphone?
Sharon Porterfield: @Gerry - I have colleagues like that, too
Gina Bennett: <confesses> i am like that too
Bob Verner: Does a oerson feel more confident using text rather than audio???
Gina Bennett: becomes more transparent i think
Andrea: text is less invasive. it is saying ''respond when you wish''.
Gina Bennett: @andrea - yes
Sharon Porterfield: @bob - I think it gives them time to think...reflective people, I think, like to have that time before making their statements
Sharon Porterfield: Extroverts like me, however... :)
patrick o'brien: when in doubt mumble :-)
Andrea: ''hiding'' is a bit strong, I think - there are a lot of introverted students who need a bit of a different approach
Doug: My youngest daughter (17) will text me but won't use email. My oldest daughter (19) would rather email.
Sylvia Currie: Yes, and thankfully we have the SCoPE seminar for all that reflection :-) http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=1751
Sylvia Currie: Nice and clear, Doug
Sharon Porterfield: Hi Doug! I'm in Calgary, too. :)
patrick o'brien: a good quality headset is a real necessity
Gerry: I like this from Howard Rheingold: “And don't swallow the myth of the digital native. Just because your teens Facebook, IM, and Youtube, don't assume they know the rhetoric of blogging, collective knowledge gathering techniques of taggers and social bookmarkers, collaborative norms of wiki work, how to tune and feed a Twitter network, the art of multimedia argumentation - and, by far most importantly, online crap detection.”
Sharon Porterfield: @doug - does she use ''text'' spelling? I find younger people prefer ''wut r u doing?'' rather than have to use proper English - as you would in email.
Gina Bennett: the whole concept of what kind of english is 'proper' is changing
Sharon Porterfield: no kidding!
Doug: She is actually fairly good about her vocabulary - both her Mom and I are teachers!
Sharon Porterfield: @Doug - LOL! Our son suffers the same fate...
Andrea: there's a growing dichotomy between the casual txtmsg ''English'' and the English required for academic papers. My students are hurting because of this...
Gina Bennett: i'm not sure it's cause-effect though
Sylvia Currie: Noticing how Jesai looks right into the camera. I tend to look at the ceiling or the keyboard when I speak.
Sharon Porterfield: @andera - I've heard that from a number of English teachers, too
Sharon Porterfield: Thanks everyone - I need to run...See you in SCoPE
Gina Bennett: gotta go too. thanks all.
Sylvia Currie: Thanks for coming Sharon and Gina. See you in SCoPE!
Karen: Same here...thanks Sylvia and Jesai
Sylvia Currie: Bye Karen. Thanks for coming!
Sylvia Currie: We'll be wrapping up here soon.
Sylvia Currie: Oh, my mistake. I thought it was 60 minutes :-)
Andrea: yeah - the invitation said 60 minutes.
Gerry: Yes
Alison Pritchard Orr: No
Andrea: Long time ago
Sylvia Currie: Yes
patrick o'brien: not yet
Doug: Not yet
B.J. 2: no
Terri Bateman 3: no
Bob Verner: no
Sylvia Currie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBembOU_i7Y
Sylvia Currie: Homework! :-)
Nellie Deutsch: nice
Gerry: One of the biggest challenges is for audio, especially when a large group in involved in an online conf.
Tracy : great resource, thanks!
Sylvia Currie: cool. Get to create a studio
patrick o'brien: i want to look like Carey Grant - how do I do that??
Andrea: @patrick - LOL
Alison Pritchard Orr: Ha!
Sylvia Currie: Patrick you already look like Carey Grant
Alison Pritchard Orr: You already do look like Carey Grant, Patrick!
patrick o'brien: ba ha ha
Andrea: send a pic - I don't know Patrick, but I'd like to see if you look like Cary Grant!!
Sylvia Currie: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=1751
Sylvia Currie: I'll be posting the PDF right after this session
Nellie Deutsch: I have a few of those
Pierre Clavet: thank you everyone, very interesting. Have to go, will see you on SCoPE & thanks for the challenge. :)
patrick o'brien: good I have a new notebook with a web cam built in - good chance to try it
Tom: Sure
Bob Verner: yes
Andrea: maybe - depends on time
Alison Pritchard Orr: I can try...
Nellie Deutsch: why not???
Andrea: irony of recording a video for the asynchronous forum...
patrick o'brien: me no can talk only txt
Nellie Deutsch: recording is so much more fun than preparing a lesson
Doug: Will try to find some time ...
patrick o'brien: not yoiur prob mine - i don't have a mic
Alison Pritchard Orr: Thanks Jesai and Sylvia!
Nellie Deutsch: Thank you
Doug: Thank you Jesai. Enjoy the rest of the day everybody!
patrick o'brien: thanks
Nellie Deutsch: yes
Sylvia Currie: Tried to say thanks and all that but my audio isn't working. I'll type it out in SCoPE!
Bob Verner: I can hear Tom
Nellie Deutsch: even my father who is over 80 has one
Andrea: yup
Sylvia Currie: yes
Alison Pritchard Orr: I do
Doug: Yes
patrick o'brien: got fb - to keep track of my kids
Tracy : i was saying i have facebook acct
Andrea: yup - msn too.
Tracy : i think that's unfair to ask of faculty
Andrea: working that late is inhumane
Tracy : maybe having ''office hours'' when they are available
Andrea: That's what I do - office hours means I'm available to meet physically or online
Tracy : it was me, i was just putting my hand up to say i had a facebook acct
Tracy : should have picked ''agree''
Sylvia Currie: I think folks raised hand in resonse to the fb questions
patrick o'brien: you need to set contact expectations at the strat of an online course
Nellie Deutsch: good idea
patrick o'brien: hey there is Sylvia!
Frances Long: my sound has gone again -- so I am going to leave here and want to just want to thank you Jesai for your time here today. I have really enjoyed learning and listening to everyone.... THANKS
Bob Verner: Sylvia needs better lighting :-)
patrick o'brien: i can hear you S
Tom: Yes, Thank you very much~!
patrick o'brien: that's not Carey Grant ;-)
Sylvia Currie: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=1751
Bob Verner: Great session, Jesai, your patience really smoothed things out, thanks.
Tom: It might be useful to have a link to a microphone testing tool..
patrick o'brien: see how my time goes - will try to do some of the seminar............
Nellie Deutsch: it's excellent, Jesai and perfect for my dissertationi
Terri Bateman 3: thanks
Doug: Obrigato!
Nellie Deutsch: thank you Sylvia and Jesai
patrick o'brien: thanks & bye
Sylvia Currie: Thanks everyone!
Bob Verner: Great, thanks Jesai and Sylvia!!!
Jesai Jayhmes : see you in the forum
Nellie Deutsch: see you on facebook :)

In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Live session recording + transcript. Reflections?

by Sylvia Currie -
Looking back on Tuesday's live session there's a lot we can say about the technology and how it impacts our online experience. Even as we become more familiar with the platform and work through the glitches there will always be a wish list of features to improve interaction.

What about the format of the session? How did you feel about the absence of slides? posting content to view after the session rather than during the session? encouraging participants to use their voices? seeing faces and not just text?
In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Live session recording + transcript. Reflections?

by Jesai Jayhmes -
There are layers of learning offered through this onliine journey. Now I can review the entire class.

Whew!

Thankyou all for your enduring patience and willingness to stay engaged through the chat when our technological difficulties arose....

and to be honest, that is one of the purposes of the seminar. To recognize the limitation of current technology and use it to its best advantage to enhance the teaching/learning exchange. The last 45 minutes seem to be glitch free with a number of very interesting points that were brought up. Thankyou for your participation.

I just watched me.... I was acutely aware of missing seeing you.
Needs balance... why do you want to look at me nodding while someone else is making a good point.... well, not all the time.
I also am reminded constantly that this medium really requires a team to deliver it.

In reading the chat, I became aware of the parallel experience going on beneath our video audio exchange.
and much of it was instructive, valuable to others and connected with our theme. I thank you for that. The chat resource can be just that when the posts are formulated as useful to all..... and Sylvia was ablt to give her attention to it which I could not do.

I believe an ideal team number is three. One more person just to be in charge of button pushing, mics, videos, tech glitches. There will still be challenges but some would be minimised.

Another aspect of using video is the degree that anyone feels comfortable with video exposure. The self-consciousness factor presents a hurdle for some of us. If that is you consider this... everyone you know has seen you and most of them are OK with who you are. The only difference is, you get to see you too! and its a bit of a shock but everyone gets over that.

Dust off your webcams, test your mics do your hair, get the lighting right in advance, silence the kids, dog, telephone spouse....and relax....... Explore the technology by recording and putting your video up, then you will be experienced for the next webinar on tuesday which is going to be on a different platform.... Eluminate.

Get your intro going.