Vance Stevens hosts a post-EVO MultiMOOC streamed Hangout wrap-up

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Here are the mp3 recording and YouTube link from this Hangout with Claire Siskin, Chris Fry, and Jeff Lebow.  Topics ranged from the full story of griefer-spammer James O’Reilly through to what we learned from MultiMOOC. And there’s more about that in the last just updated blog post at http://evomlit.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/applying-what-we-learned-in-multimooc-in-evo/ revising Writingmatrix so that it can once again share student writing worldwide.

Having got the hang(out) of it, Vance Stevens streamed a Google+ Hangout even more smoothly than was done last week and archived at these locations:

Topic? Discuss what we learned in MultiMOOC

Who? 

We were joined by Claire Bradin Siskin, Chris Fry, and Jeff Lebow among others

 

Where? 

Recording

What do you need to do?

  1. Listen in and view the stream and interact in text at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
    1. No special equipment needed apart from
      1. browser
      2. listening device
  2. Join the hangout (optional, but encouraged)
    1. Log in to Google+ / Gmail acct with Google ID / password
    2. Click on link to be provided on the day to join the Hangout
      1. Wear a HEADSET to avoid causing echo feed from speakers to mic
      2. Switch OFF the stream to avoid hearing distracting delayed offset broadcast repetition


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Vance Stevens hosts EVO MultiMOOC HANGOUT and stream

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Vance Stevens hosted a live online session ostensibly to explain in greater detail how to get started with Google Reader, as described in this blog post:

http://evomlit.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/following-blogs-by-subscribing-to-their-rss-f/

You could use this technique to follow student blogs or blogs from any group or individual you wish to follow.  I had offered to help participants set up their Google Readers hands-on to find all the posts in blogs that have been written to reflect on certain EVO sessions.  But the participant mix took the conversation into other directions.

Session recording

Here are the text chat windows we embedded to provide a backchannel to the live stream

We encountered a problem through choice of Sync.in.  After 8 participants had joined the chat it would allow no more (and we were relying on that chat to disseminate the Hangout link on the fly).  We didn’t realize until 15 min. into the program that people could hear the stream but couldn’t communicate with us or figure out how to join the hangout, but eventually stragglers made it in and informed us, so tweeted the Hangout link and put it up at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com and created the second TitanPad text chat below.

Plan B Text Chat

Significance of the event

There is another very interesting aspect of the session this Sunday.  It was the first time I conducted such an event in a Hangout On Air, and streamed the video at http://webheadsinaction.org/live

The procedure is explained in the video show below, direct link to the video: http://webheadsinaction.org/painless-magic-vance-learning-jeff-lebow

This procedure overcomes two limitations of hangouts. One limitation is that you can only have 10 in a Hangout at a time.  The other is that it’s hard to tell people where you’ll be hanging out because hangouts are designed to be found through your circles and other social features of Google + so there is no URL to give out until the Hangout actually starts.  Thus, many Hangouts are announced, but participants can’t enter because there are ten there already, and the participants are left standing outside a locked door, which is not colleaguial.

http://webheadsinaction.org/live overcomes both these problems.  First, I can embed an Etherpad clone chat there where anyone can interact.  I can put the hangout URL there and others can click on it and join the chat, or if you are having problems you can get help in the chat (in practice we ran up against the 8 participant limit in Sync.in, which we will avoid for this purpose in future).  Secondly, since the YouTube embed that lets you play the recording later HAPPENS to stream the event while it’s in session, then anyone can visit the URL where that link is embedded and listen to the stream.  So if the Hangout is full, hundreds more can listen in and interact in the Titanpad chat (thousands? tens? no idea actually). We can also announce on the stream when places become available in the Hangout and participants in the Hangout can be rotated in and out that way.

So one purpose of the session will be to Learn2gether about Google Reader how to follow class sets of blogs. But in so doing we’ll see how to stream a Hangout so it can reach beyond just the ten in the hangout itself.

Testing prior to the actual event

I tested this at around 1300 GMT with Kalyan Chattopadhyay.

It worked fine as you can see from this recording

(sorry for messing around setting up, but I was checking on other computers that the stream was being broadcast, when Kalyan responded to my call to verify that it was being broadcast worldwide )

Learning how to do this

This is the video in which Jeff Lebow coached me on learning this technique.  It can be found also here: http://webheadsinaction.org/painless-magic-vance-learning-jeff-lebow

Announcements

Holly Dilatush graciously agreed to share her comments here which she posted to Google + as we were meeting together.  It seems she was having F.U.N.

I just heard Jeff’s Sae-hey-bok-mahn-ee-pah-deu-sey-yo! (or something close!) i will never forget that expression = Happy New Year in Korean!  Happy New Year, all!

I use the exercise balls, too… great idea for non-squeak!  [I’m typing more notes as I listen!]  Fun, fun, f.u.n.!

So much fun to see you all!

[EVO_Drama_2013 is rather quiet, too, though it’s picking up a lot today for some reason]

I haven’t signed up for kubbu = too many things to keep track of and testing my ability to say “No.” (or at least, “Not now”).  Every new post about it tempts me to go sign up and play, too.  But as of today I have not signed up.

Interesting observation…. watching the hangout recording = we don’t see who is talking…

psychedelic flashes!  (Why?) Are there really colors flashing in her room? (not sure who that is).

Oh… listening to Rita talking about Webheads… yes, yes, yes!

Grinning!

Jeff:  Worldbridges

“Learning is chaotic” (Vance)

Vance was punished?!  No, no, no… come back, Vance!

How quickly we feel frustrated!  So many options!  Isn’t it amazing that we are navigating all of these (or at least some of these) =  I used to give up but now keep trying most of the time = often without thinking twice.

Podcasting = I do need to revisit this… was frustrated with this in the past.  Isn’t it interesting what we choose to follow, why, and when/why we give up?

Anyone know Blog Talk Radio ?

“Can you hear me now?”  😀

Come to Paraguay!

no more isolation!

Vance is back!

Stael (sp) = how to pronounce

Nina lost in Google Hangout Toolbox?

free speech = debates = culture = discussion / “don’t/can’t” discuss culture

English language = helps change the culure (interesting)

I’ll put a plug in for everyone to check out process drama techniques as a way to enhance = check out EVO_Drama sessions

Vance’s voice gone again!   and back again!

😀

On WizIQ, it’s advised to close Skype and any other programs that use microphone… if you are the one who started the class… so I wonder if this is what caused Vance’s disconnects?  [But I do NOT know what I’m  talking about, do not understand the behind-the-scenes tech stuff! …just passing along a possible tip?]

Trace Effects game = another I’ve passed on for now…  How do we keep up with all the things we attempt to keep up on.

OK… sorry guys, have to stop listening… but these hangouts on Air recordings make me feel less left out (won’t make TESOL this year; didn’t make TESOL last year, and miss seeing everyone in person; this is the next best thing!).

keep sharing the “cognitive surplus” (Nina)

Smiles to all,

Holly

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Tuba Angay Crowder – Multimodality vs. Multiliteracy

  

Where?

Recording

Multimodality vs. Multiliteracies by Tuba Angay-Crowder

 

During the presentation, Tuba referred to the work of Joel Bloch, who was present at the online event:

  • Bloch, J. (2008). Blogging as a bridge between multiple forms of literacy: The use of blogs in an academic writing class. In D. Belcher & A. Hirvela (Eds). The Oral-Literate Connection: Perspectives on L2 speaking, writing, and other media interactions. . Michigan: The University of Mivhigan Press

Announcements:

 


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Jeff Lebow converges Hangout, Second Life, Elluminate, and WiZiQ for the EVO 2013 (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Launch

Learning2gether Episode 137

Elluminate (Bb Collaborate) recording, thanks to http://learningtimes.org

Hangout recording

What was this about?

This is an annual EVO event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at http://evosessions.pbworks.com meet from noon GMT in Google Hangout to talk about their sessions and take questions from interested participants.

Venue was to be decided, and turned out to be Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ and Elluminate: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/, all skillfully juggled by master wizard behind the curtain Jeff Lebow.

Ten people at a time can be in a Hangout, but the event was streamed so that anyone could listen to the stream while it was being broadcast or later via the recording.  The stream bounced in and out of Google+ Hangout, Second LIfe, WiZiQ, and  Elluminate, where people met up to speak about their sessions and get help if they were having trouble with Google Hangout.


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Participants had these instructions:

  • The stream URL or widget will appear at http://webheadsinaction.org/. There is also a text chat there.  You can visit there now to see last year’s example.
  • Anyone wishing to comment on the stream, or get help with Hangout can come to http://webheadsinaction.org/ and use the text chat there, or visit http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ for text and possibly voice chat.
  • The URL for the hangout will be available in those places and will be revealed at launch time.

Recordings:

What we planned would happen on Sunday

13:00 GMT, Jeff will start the hangout and we’ll start posting it’s URL wherever we can think of

13:30 (all times GMT) we’ll start gathering in the Hangout for mic checks and whatnot

 – Jeff will set up the stream and we’ll check that it works

 – Jeff will plant his audiobot in the Webheads Elluminate room so that the stream can be heard there

14:00 Jeff starts recording what’s going on in the Hangout

 – Those in the hangout can interact with us via voice and video (or avatar if it’s too early for that for you 🙂

 – Those listening to the stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live can interact in text chat there

 – Those in Elluminate can hear the stream and interact in txt chat there, but the audiobot will have the mic

15:00 apprx we assess whether to continue in Hangout or move the show over to Elluminate

 – Jeff’s audiobot in Elluminate will release the mic and feed what is happening there to the stream

 – Participants in Elluminate can interact in audio and txt chat

 – Those in the stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live can listen only but interact in text chat there

16:00 is Jeff’s bedtime and Vance’s dinnertime

Some caveats:

 – It might be best if all participants try to txt chat in the stream while the Hangout is in progress.  Txt chat in Elluminate is not visible to the stream chat and visa versa

 – If you are listening to the stream and then join the hangout or Elluminate room, mute the stream to avoid double audio

 – If planning to speak in the Hangout, please use a headset to avoid echo.  Jeff is a notorious audio stickler and will mute any echomongers 🙂 but you’ll be invited to resolve the problem and return.

– It will be easier for Jeff to bring you into the Hangout if you will visit http://plus.google.com and bring up your profile

 – In order to help with planning, Jeff thinks “it would be lovely if mods could use the doc below to arrange a tentative speaking schedule”

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YXrrCeeOgyZUOv3YFLO1f8pUIFNyab-OG8LUJbCPny0/edit

And there is a screenshot at the bottom of this document showing how to activate your Google+ profile

All are welcome

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Artifacts: 


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Alex Hayes’s

Last words from Jeff Lebow:

Jeff Lebow Hanging out at Vance Stevens’s live TAEdTech presentation on EVO at Al Hosn University Abu Dhabi

Learning2gether Episode 136

Vance Stevens presented on Teacher-centered PD via TESOL Electronic Village Online: Free, Annual, Online at this live face-to-face conference 12 January 2013 – 

TAEDTECH Sig w/ TA Abu Dhabi Chapter “Addressing language Learning Objectives with the Help of IT”

Schedule and more information is at http://buckinsand.titanpad.com/213

Download:

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/vance-stevens-talks-evo2013-at-abu-dhabi-taedtech-sig.mp3

YouTube Hangout recording: 

Presentation abstract

To tune in to the stream, participants could:

Announcements

Other session recordings:

In the end we got recordings of the following sessions:

Vance Stevens, Ana Cristina Pratas, Claire Siskin discuss: What’s a MultiMOOC?


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MultiMOOC is one of the sessions at the annual EVO Electronic Village Online event starting next week.

The call for participation at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/61742103/Call_for_Participation2013

links to http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/61739966/2013Multiliteracies

where it says that:

MultiMOOC “applies connectivist and multiliteracies approaches to exploring recent developments and issues in open learning, and how these might apply to more conventional settings.  The session is paced on Cormier’s 5 stages of MOOC participation: orient, declare, network, cluster, focus. Participants declare their personal goals for the course and trace their progress through eportfolios, either simple or elaborate. Any reasonable level of participation earns a badge in the course.”

In this recording, one of the moderators of the MultiMOOC session discusses with participants Nina, Susanna, and Lada how this session departs from others and why we call it a MOOC.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Recording?

http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.com/p/sites-for-educators.html