Hanging out with Jeff, Vance, Dennis, Robyn, and Scott in Second Life and Google+

Learning2gether Episode 66

Sunday September 25, 2011

Download: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/learning2gether-google-hangouts-w_-extras-a-bit-of-sl.mp3

Organised by Dennis “Osnacantab”

In the second of  the new embedded series: Webheads in Second Life Jeff Lebow will run an informal workshop on filming/recording in Second Life demonstrating the online program http://www.screencast-o-matic.com which he used for recording Graham Stanley’s recent inworld talk, archived here at https://learning2gether.net/2011/07/25/conversation-with-baldric-commons-at-webheads/:




This is what actually happened

When we all went into SL we were told we needed to update our SL browsers which takes time and in Jeff’s case resulted in some DLL errors which appeared when he tried to activate his voice there. So the purpose of our meeting, Jeff showing us how he screencasts from SL, was not possible. Although Dennis Newson and I were able to talk in SL, Jeff was not audible, and he therefore couldn’t stream voice via his avatar presence into the stream he had set up from SL.

It was after midnight in Pusan where Jeff is so he decided let’s not mess with this, let’s hang out. He set up a Google+ Hangout and invited us there. Meanwhile Scott Lockman had arrived in Second Life and Robyn had appeared in the Livestream.  Jeff pasted the invitation to join the Hangout in both the Livestream and SL chats, and Scott, Robyn and I made our way there. Jeff started streaming from the Hangout in the Livestream.

Which I doubt anyone was listening to, but at least it’s recorded, and could be podcast. Jeff quickly abandoned the original hangout for one with Extras, and invited us there. Here you get the ability to screenshare and integrate with Google tools; specifically presentation tools similar to PPT, a sketchpad tool which opens as a Google Doc, and a notes feature, which opens a Google Document in the Hangout. These all becomes part of your documents at Google Docs. It’s all so new and so entirely cool, we were all marveling at how much we all learn just by hanging out  together 🙂


Robyn’s: http://robynalbers.posterous.com/focusing-on-week-4

Multilit Yahoo Group thread: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/multilit/message/1564


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If you’re interested in Hangouts (with or without extras), we also spoke about them quite a bit on today’s EdTechWeekly. 

Learning2gether at the SLanguages online conference in Edunation

Learning2gether Episode 65

Sunday September 18, 2011


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Learning2gether took part in SLanguages 2011 – 16-18 September 2011

Participants could attend either with their avatar in Second Life or as an observer via the Adobe Connect rooms where each session was recorded.

There will be a link to the recordings here when available

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Website or Map: http://www.slanguages.net
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi


Twitter hashtag is #slang11 http://twitter.com/#!/saved-search/slang11

Full Program 

Program highlights and descriptions are accessible here


View the YouTube recording here: http://youtu.be/kyRiqrVEBxc

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Hayo Reinder’s keynote at 3am SL time* | 10am GMT 

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Gameify your classroom : computer games and language aims, Baldric Commons

Learning2gether – Vance Stevens discusses changes to TESOL PP107 Multiliteracies

Learning2gether Episode 64

Sunday September 11, 2011


Vance Stevens, a TESOL PP107 Multiliteracies event

Vance has made changes to the Multiliteracies course that he and colleagues have developed over the last several years, based on their experience and what has been learned from facilitating about a dozen iterations of the course.  In particular the course is more overtly rooted in the MOOC paradigm (where MOOC stands for miniscule open online course) with distinctly connectivist attitudes.  Assessment is done by what I call Me-Portfolios.  Accordingly we will try to make the course weave itself to some extent with what is happening the the EpCoP MOOC at https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliocommunity/epcop-mooc (the E-portfolios CoP MOOC running through September) and the Change MOOC http://change.mooc.ca/ which started the day after this podcast took place.

Blog link (with slide presentation):


If you are interested in this topic and would like to join the course, it is an “open online course” so you can join in if you like.  Here are our spaces:


Recordings (in Elluminate viewer and mp3 streamed from Dropbox):

Here’s an example of making a screen shot using Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing/), saving the result to the Screencast cloudspace, and pasting its link at the end of this post, which Posterous displays as the image, below:

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For more information on the functional multiliteracies involved in this process see:

Recorded conversation between Nellie Deutsch and Vance Stevens

Learning2gether Episode 63

Sunday September 4, 2011


Today’s Learning2gether session was quite informal.  It was labor day weekend in the USA and many schools are just now starting, so there were only three participants. These did not include the scheduled presenter Ilan Tochner, whose son had become sick and he had to take him to the hospital.

However Nellie Deutsch came for the presentation, and Indrit was there, so we had a conversation just the three of us.  It was a conversation ranging from the Multiliteracies course Vance is teaching starting September 5, 2011, to Nellie’s involvement with distance teaching of Reiki and the 7 chartras and pendulum therapy, to how we get paid in karma for teaching for free, and of course how these things relate to teaching online: