Vance Stevens presents to EVO session BaW on Webheads in Action and what Webheads has become’

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Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)



I scooped this blog post where I put the Elluminate recording link (and also the link to the BaW wiki page with the nice screen shots).

Incidentally, after the session ended, I copied and pasted all the captured web cam shots on our whiteboard to a Paint bitmap so I could tease them apart into a collage where everyone was represented, and that’s the image you see at the top of this post.

I scooped the post AFTER I had rendered the mp3 audio from the Elluminate recording (if you want to do that for your recordings, download Publish from the Elluminate site for free – only works on Apple though!!). I uploaded the mp3 to the Posterous blog (this one) on which I have installed Feedburner. That makes the podcast feed link which you can see in the sidebar.

That might sound complicated, but when you set up Feedburner and give it your blog URL it asks you if you are a podcaster, and just by ticking YES at that point, your blog becomes a podcast, where any media you upload will be included in its RSS feed.

Now an interesting affordance of is that if your post includes an audio file, it sometimes (not always, 90% of the time, and the other 10% drives me nuts) puts your recording up at in a media player so anyone hitting on the scoop can play the audio right there.

What’ll they think of next? Try it:

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

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Elluminate (Bb Collaborate) recording, thanks to

Hangout recording

What was this about?

This is an annual EVO event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at 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:, 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 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 and use the text chat there, or visit for text and possibly voice chat.
  • The URL for the hangout will be available in those places and will be revealed at launch time.


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 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 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 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”

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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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

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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


YouTube Hangout recording: 

Presentation abstract

To tune in to the stream, participants could:


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

links to

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)


Scott Lockman fills us in on ds106

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 ds106


Today, Scott Lockman describes his understanding of what ds106 is, how the system works, how to become involved, and some of his experience over the past year of teaching a computer studies class based on the ds106 model.

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Scott’s a lot of fun. Some proof:


  • On Sunday, January 15, 2012 we enjoyed a Super Sunday Streaming event with Scott leading us in a very entertaining PetchaFlickr. How entertaining?  Check it out:
  • This Sunday, Scott was at Tapped In two hours before he was due to go on, giving us plenty of time to set up the Elluminate room, but one thing led to another and we ended up at a place called Cypris Chat in Second Life <> where students come together and talk freely on interestingly abstract concepts. Here’s a screen shot of the F.U.N.

This engaged us in a round of getting our VOIP working in SL where we could hear the chat, necessitating our shutting off sound in Elluminate, and causing us to get so resource-challenged that we both had to reboot and barely made it back to Elluminate in time to get re-started there in time for …

getting back on the topic of tonight’s presentation on ds106 … 

Jim Groom and team try to help Stephen Downes and George Siemens with Change MOOC:

An Alan Levine take on Jim Groom: <>

Alan’s post points to a site illustrating DS106 inferentially: <>

Scott Lockman’s blog posts leading up to the event:

Recording: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


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Learning2gether with Electronic Village Online, and EarthBridges: Earth Day at Virtual Round Table online conference

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Learning2gether, Electronic Village Online, and EarthBridges

were all part of the 5th Virtual Round Table online conference

on language learning technologies – from April 20th (Friday) to 22nd (Sunday)

Sunday, April 22, 2012 13:00 GMT – EVO and Earth Day

Virtual Round Table Livestream recordings:


Event announcements:

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The EVO part 13:00-13:50 GMT

Vance Stevens, Nellie Deutsch, Robert Squires, Susan Burg, Carla Arena, Teresa Almeida d’Eca, Heike Philp, Scott Lockman, Laine Marshall, Kalyan Chattopadhyay, and Mary! … 

Projected events include:

  1. A pecha prezi to introduce the session: (Vance)
  2. A PowerPoint on Moodle for Teachers (Nellie)
  3. A PRESTO (Mary)
  4. A special EVO game show (Robert)
  5. A pecha kucha (Heike) – woops, slipped through the cracks 😦

The Earth Day part 13:50-14:30 GMT

With Peggy George, Jose Rodriguez, and Sheila Adams, from EarthBridges:

who shared some of their experiences over the years with Earthcast and

See the 2012 Earth Day Earthcast 2012 schedule wiki:

Explore Earth Day April 19-22, 2012

Check out what other students have done for past Earth Days


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On a personal note, see how Vance has spent past Earth Days:


A year later, this appeared on Facebook …


Learning2gether through Wiki-based Worldwide Teacher Professional Development

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Thanks to Indrit Bulku for the photo (via Facebook)


Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:30-12:15 GMT; 3:30-4:15 in UAE

Vance Stevens presented live at TESOL Arabia, Dubai Women’s College, Room 1042


The event was simul-simulcast.

That is, Vance webcast via Blackboard Collaborate / Elluminate with one computer

while speaking into another laptop which was uStreaming my presentation

which was in turn being simulcast in Second Life by Graham Stanley as part of a larger British Council presentation of TESOL Arabia events:

Where online? British Council Isle in Second Life

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From about 11:00 a.m. GMT, Vance tried to touch base in and show that to the audience but NOT!! TappedIn never works through HCT LAN at any campuses I have tried so far, so, sorry but Vance couldn’t make this one.



Comments and impressions:

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Coming from someone with demonstrated skills in navigating Second Life while employing impeccable camera technique and simulcasting the result in Adobe Connect, streamed and recorded for posterity, the above compliment from Heike Philp does me great honor; Vance 🙂

Dan Bassill and the Tutormentor connection: In quest of easy to use, low-cost, socially networked webinar hosting solutions

For more information,on Dan Bassill’s creative expenditure of cognitive surplus, explore these URLs

Recording: from Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) thanks to


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EVO MegaWrap-up Event for 2012

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Learning2gether with EVO Final Session for 2012


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The annual mega EVO wrap-up event for the 2012 EVO sessions occurred  Sunday Feb 12, 2012 14:00 GMT.  Find more information on these sessions here:

Megarecording: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


Andrew Wright at IATEFL YLTSIG live online event

 Also at 14:00 GMT, according to:

Andrew Wright Sunday 12th February 15:00 CET/14:00 GMT

Link to Adobe Connect recording: 

BaW Graduation Party

And then, after stumbling over people gathering to attend the next session:


BaW12 had its “Graduation Party” in the LT Webheads vRoom

starting at 15:45 GMT 


These were some of the last of a series of EVO related topics each Sunday between noon and 1500 GMT. All EVO moderators were invited to join us.

Learner-centred do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems: Virtual fallout from live presentation at IATEFL ITSIG conference in Marrakech

Learning2gether Episode 86


This is the recording made at the Plenery presentation in Marrakech.
It accompanies this set of slides,

Update: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – Vance Stevens gave a presentation entitled Learner-centered do-it-yourself LMS at the 6th eLearning in Action conference held at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

eLearn presentation:

Vance was tagged in this photo on Facebook:


Above image from Graham Stanley’s view of Vance Stevens live from Marakkech

Keynote speech entitled Learner-centred do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems presented on-site at the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG conference on Opportunities, challenges and practical solutions for the integration of ICT in education in Marrakech, Morocco from 8-11 February 2012,;


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Gary Motteram posted on Facebook …

This evening we’ll be opening our LTSIG Conference in Marrakech. We are expecting to broadcast the opening plenary via Adobe Connect. The url is: Further details of the event and presentations are available on the LTSIG website: http//


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