Learning2gether episode 342
On Sunday Aug 28 Vance Stevens asked perennial online buddy Jeff Lebow to join him to help check out what is going on with HoA, and what to do about it. We scheduled the event in Hangout on Air but just before show time encountered debilitating sound issues. Fortunately Jeff had been been experimenting with YouTube Live to the point where he had tested out the encoders, and he was able to bring his past experience webcasting-the-hard-way to bear on a solution that saved the show by bringing participants together in a combination of streaming YouTube + Skype for voice conversation.
Vance used Camtasia to record the YouTube stream and Skype audio that Jeff was streaming in one part of the screen, with the text chat from http://chatwing.com/vancestev in the other, as you can see on YouTube https://youtu.be/mu7lP0wExl4.
Jeff’s stream recording went directly onto YouTube https://youtu.be/4E6ZY-9wSAY and can be viewed here:
In the recordings, enjoy Webheads, Worldbridges, and Learning2gether flying by our signature seat-of-our-pants.
When Jeff and Vance encountered the sound problems on HoA prior to the show, we test-connected on Skype to see if the fault lay with Internet bandwidth, or with HoA. We got clear audio, suggesting the problem was with HoA.
Jeff had just prior to that posted what he called Plan C at
http://webheadsinaction.org/live and through that interface already in place he was able to stream on YouTube Live (the replacement for HoA after Sept 12, 2016). Those who came to http://webheadsinaction.org/live were able to hear the stream and text chat with us in Chatwing at http://chatwing.com/vancestev. So we were able to bring participants into the Skype call through instructions given in the stream and text chat.
My apologies that I was unable to communicate this at our various web sites at the time (not enough fingers nor brain cells) but we did get recordings, mine in Camtasia and Jeff’s Plan C, which at the moment is still posted at http://webheadsinaction.org/live (and when we need that space to announce our next event, what’s there now will be archived).
There is an event / conversation page here, though the HoA was never “started”
Google+ event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c14rgbdvdcp7ddism919lpq2ous
Visitors to our launch pages were informed that they would find the Hangout video streaming embed (never started) but also the Chatwing text embed where they could chat with us on that page while watching the stream, or simply visit
http://chatwing.com/vancestev and chat with us live there. This allowed those who joined us in text chat to learn how they could come to Skype and join our voice conversation, which Jeff had cleverly added to the YouTube Live audio stream.
In this way we managed in the end to hang out (if not in HoA) with, in addition to Vance and Jeff
- Peggy George
- Rita Zeinstejer
- Vanessa Vaile
- Benjamin Stewart
- John DeBruyn
As usual Peggy contributed helpful links to the text chat, which I’ve copy/pasted to Google Docs to create “show notes” and shared here
What instigated all of this?
Google has announced that Hangouts on Air will no longer function as such after Sept 12, 2016. According to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7083786
“Hangouts On Air will move from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12. If you want to schedule new Hangouts On Air you will need to use YouTube Live. Events cannot be scheduled on Google+ after September 12 and you will need to move existing events scheduled to happen after September 12 to YouTube Live.”
What does this mean for us? According to Alan Levine, not much as long as you avoid “encoder land” (or so it had seemed when we read Alan’s article, though Jeff braved encoder land and managed to pull off our event successfully). Find Alan’s article here:
Jeff had already sent me a plan B which I had posted to our launch pages before the event:
And in the hour I had running up to the event, I had tried things out myself and made this slide show which I intend to update with better information. The updates will appear here:
Meanwhile, Rose Bard showed me this which looks to be a pretty good run-through of how to stream in YouTube
- Google+ Communities events set or posts made
- Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning
- Teachers for Interactive Language Learning (TILL)
- EdTech Mojo
- Facebook Groups
- Learning with Computers https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
- TAEdTech Sig https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAEdTech/
- Multiliteracies https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
- Webheads in Action
- Learning2gether https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/
Earlier this last couple of weeks
Learning2gether episode 341 Sun Aug 14 1230 UTC with Alexander Hayes about the Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity
The Dark Side of OEI
Tuesday, August 16 — 8 pm PT Online
Workshop description: The Online Education Initiative promises to bring all California community colleges together into a common LMS, common rubrics and common goals for online teaching. In doing so, however, some important aspects of creativity may be sacrificed, including joyful complexity, pedagogical independence, tolerance in leadership, and alternative visions. Critiquing such a system is the point of this presentation. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M Lane.
Join us at CCCConfer: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=d2950d7b-689b-408b-9ce0-34ae921da6ab
Creative Online Teaching Forum
Thursday, Aug 18 10-11:20 am
SAN campus 407 and Online
Workshop description: Ideas and thoughts for making your online classes less canned and more interesting for you and your students. What can instructors do to work within and outside of a LMS to create interesting, creative, and interactive online learning environments? The conversation here will cover grading, student curation of learning, and many other techniques, and will engage with the POT discussion from the Spring of 2016 on creativity in online teaching as a means to expand pedagogy. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Lisa M. Lane and Joanne Carrubba.
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Join us in CCCConfer: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=47ece4ed-e947-414f-8b94-5c1497c6da6c
Pedagogy and the new LMS: Painting on the Canvas
Thursday, Aug 18 12:30-1:50 pm OC campus 3608
Workshop description: Starting Spring 2017, MiraCosta College is adopting Canvas as one of the supported CMSs. For a year and a half, Canvas will run parallel with Bb and Moodle, after which there will only be Canvas. What are some of the potential pedagogical upsides (and downsides) of Canvas, that are worthwhile considering for when you move your course to Canvas? This is not a “how to” workshop – but rather a structured conversation among peers, providing examples and emphasizing dialogue. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Robert Kelley.
Sat Aug 27 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 Rebecca Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon on Hacking Learning Space Design
Link to join the session: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live
Show Times this time of year are 1600 UTC
More info: http://live.classroom20.com/
Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network