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. 

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