Learning2gether Episode 466
9th Webheads Revival
and TALIN event #21
Another Sunday rolled around so on May 24 at the usual time of noon UTC, members of the Webheads in Action community of practice gathered for the latest Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Meeting, number 9
I (Vance) had recently learned how to stream Zoom into YouTube, although ‘learned’ is not quite the right word, more like watching a video walk-through, about 2 minutes, and then you think you know how to do it, and then you do it, and then it works (I think the correct expression would be, ‘I was trained’ how to do it). There was one trick to streaming to YouTube so you don’t grant Zoom the right to control your channels and delete all your videos, but I’ll address that in a later webinar, maybe next week.
As usual we talked about whatever those present wanted to talk about. I don’t try to contol this, and Doris took over talking about the very interesting online teaching she is doing from Jujuy, Argentina, involving students as far away as Germany, and now she wants to hook up with students from China to balance her mix. Sandip chimed in and said he would be interested in contibuting to the Pucara de Tilcara Episode from Maharashtra (see the chatlogs for the link). So the conversation went iike that, very relaxed, these Sunday meetings.
I had been preparing to talk about Zoom security and streaming. With Heike’s help we’ve been tightening up Zoom security and I had just recently figured out how to stream from Zoom into YouTube for her Virtual Campus tour in OpenSim,
Today I tried it out on FB just to see how it works. It worked fine and it produced a video with the following link (this one, posted to a group, has no embed code): https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/permalink/10158153029478536/
Meanwhile, Heike and Vance have produced two documents that I may try to introduce next week:
- Heike Philp has prepared a comprehensive document entitled
Zoom bombing – how to be prepared and how to prevent it
Anyone with this link can view it
- I have created a document called A detailed look at your Personal Zoom Meeting Settings, where I copy/pasted images of my Personal Zoom Meeting Settings and annotated them to show why certain settings were invoked. The document can be commented on by anyone with its link, and I would welcomes suggestions and comments on my choices, since that’s how we learn:
This event was posted to these Facebook Groups
- Learning2gether – https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/
- Webheads in Action – https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
- EVO Multiliteracies MOOC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
- Learning with Computers – https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
- TALIN – Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN – https://www.facebook.com/groups/talin2020
And announced here: https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32617
Here was a test run I did on Facebook prior to the event (this one, posted to my timeline, has an embed code, but WordPress does not accept it):
There seems to be the solution to embedding Facebook videos to an HTML document. However, in WordPress, whereas I have full access to the HTML code for each page, I have no access to thetag.
An illustrative graphic follows; for the graphic and full instructions see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/embedded-video-player/
20:04:17 From Doris Molero- Jujuy, Argentine : Besitos!!
20:05:42 From Nina Liakos : Hi Doris!
20:12:47 From Graham Stanley : https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/free-resources/virtually-anywhere/ (responding to a free resource that was mentioned in the discussion)
20:15:08 From Heike Philp, Germany : happy to chime in Doris, we have anthropologists in Berlin who are in SL
20:17:38 From Heike Philp, Germany : yes pls
20:21:01 From sandip jadhav : This is sandip from India. Doris’s project sounds interesting. I am available from India if you could think about Indian archeological sites
20:21:29 From Vance Stevens – Penang : hi Sandeep, you can speak to us if you like
20:21:49 From sandip jadhav : sure
20:25:12 From Chris Fry Barcelona : I wanted to show how incredible the closed captions are in Google Meet, which I saw in action a couple of weeks ago on a webinar by Derek White. so I tried to start a meeting on my phone, but of course it refused to start until I logged out of Zoom. Once it started up it produced pretty good captions of what Doris was saying!
20:26:44 From Vance Stevens – Penang : interesting, I don’t know if they are following the text chat, but when I can get a word in …
20:29:21 From Heike Philp, Germany to Vance Stevens – Penang(Privately) : hi Vance, pls promote me to co-host
20:30:07 From Heike Philp, Germany to Vance Stevens – Penang(Privately) : thanks there was some noise
20:35:13 From Heike Philp, Germany : hi Chris, how can we see your CC caption?
20:36:45 From Vance Stevens – Penang : The simulcast is being streamed here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
20:37:03 From Doris Molero- Jujuy, Argentine : This is where my students are building the Pucara de Tilcara Episode. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p15acwEqrZMmpaEVznkl3Dl0XzE49_MAFt3UCcy-YzM/edit?usp=sharing
20:38:18 From Chris Fry Barcelona : Heineken, the cc on a phone are small, but on a computer they are very visible. On my Android phone I use the app, but on my PC, it works in a browser (I’ve deliberately left the Android autocorrect rendition of Heike’s name here to anyone listening to the audio will understand why I started calling Heike ‘Heineken’ after that – ed.)
20:39:15 From Heike Philp, Germany : no commentary on fb
20:39:18 From Heike Philp, Germany : haha
20:39:35 From Heike Philp, Germany : lol
20:41:33 From Chris Fry Barcelona : I’m afraid I must go. Lunch calls. See you next week
20:42:55 From Heike Philp, Germany : I am wondering Chris, whether you can be the cc-caption person
20:44:21 From Heike Philp, Germany : https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
20:50:36 From Doris Molero- Jujuy, Argentine : doris3m (at) gmail.com
20:51:02 From Heike Philp, Germany : virtually anywhere
20:51:04 From Heike Philp, Germany : hehe
20:57:46 From Heike Philp, Germany : thank you
20:59:05 From Heike Philp, Germany : wonderful
20:59:33 From Heike Philp, Germany : Sibel Baytur Sezer I live in Turkey. It’s the same here. Everyone’s going online in this or that way, in their own way.
20:59:43 From Heike Philp, Germany : this was a comment from fb
21:01:51 From sandip jadhav : sandipzpauranganad2010 (at) gmail.com
21:02:13 From sandip jadhav : sandip_3689
TALIN stands for Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN, https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
The idea for TALIN was prompted by suggestions in numerous cross-fertilizing communities of practice that there was needed a space where members of these CoPs could meet online and talk informally to one another about how they are dealing with changes in their personal and professional contexts and what they are doing to help others in this trying time of pandemic.
Learning2gether can host TALIN events in Zoom during times of isolation/lockdown if they are intended to be recorded and shared with the wider community, and if they take place between 02:00-14:00 UTC
TALIN events here are open to all and free to attend.
If you would like to propose an event or invite others to meet in conversation
- Visit this page https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
- Click on “Request Edit Access” to the left of your profile picture at the top of the page
- Wait for approval
- Write in your event on the schedule. Give the time in UTC if you can, and give the time in your location also as a double check on time
You can host the event yourself, but if you want Learning2gether to host it and promote it, please allow enough time to check that I am available, at least a few days in advance.
Fri 22 May noon UTC – Heike Philp conducted a Virtual Campus tour in OpenSim – simulcast in Zoom
Fri 22 May 1400 UTC Nik Peachey spoke at an online International Webinar
Nik said on Facebook that he was very honored to be speaking at this event … Should be interesting (apologies for the rather old, or should I say young picture of myself) Come along: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/b35b3422fb4b4698a7d6f46568ddae1a
Here was Nik’s presentation
Sat 23 May 1300-1500 utc – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday
If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/
Download and install the software. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.
About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/
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The date of this update is May 26, 2020 00:30 UTC