3041Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] Re: Recording breakout rooms in Adobe Connect
- Mar 5, 2012That's very interesting Dave. I think your point about having two moderators reflects the distinction between host and presenter in Connect - one for the content & the other for tech issues.
On 6 Mar, 2012, at 2:11, "David" <david_gatrell@...> wrote:
> Hi Paul and other webinar moderators!
> It looks like the only way to do this is to stop recording the main room
> when breakouts begin and then choose one of the rooms to record. I guess
> I can ask one small group of trainees to agree to have their breakout
> recorded and analyse the data from that room.
> Has anyone else tried this?
> For now, the transcript from the main room - taken from immediately
> after the breakout discussions, when we reconvened - should suffice for
> my pilot study research. It yields some useful conclusions for anyone
> moderating a webinar:
> * having a "procedural" introductory session - where the moderator
> demonstrates how to use Connect - can ease interaction, e.g. raising
> hands to manage turn-taking, asking for the microphone, or remembering
> to mute and un-mute the microphone
> * sharing the agenda before and during the session is important as it
> provides a focus for discussion
> * having an asynchronous forum discussion prior to the session and
> assigning pre-reading can promote deeper engagement and reflection - and
> also provides a focus for synchronous discussion
> * having an assistant moderator is vital, not only in the event of
> unseen technical problems but also to manage interaction
> * breakout rooms help ensure more equal participation and involve
> shyer participants, especially in groups of more than 6-8
> * breakout rooms encourage peer-learning of both procedural and
> conceptual knowledge
> * audio and video increase social presence and are experienced as
> highly motivating
> * polling is a useful tool to involve participants between different
> stages and then stimulate discussion
> * "notes" and the whiteboard can both be used as visual aids to help
> participants follow each other's presentations
> * follow-up discussions in a forum, together with an archived
> recording of the session, can promote further reflection
> I felt that our expertly-run webinar - not run by me, I hasten to add -
> led to a far more intense exchange of ideas in a much shorter period of
> time than a purely forum-based discussion. Using a collaborative,
> learner-centred approach, it ensured everyone's ideas were heard and
> discussed. It also gave participants opportunities for deeper
> reflection, during and after the session.
> I'd be really interested to hear from anyone else in the LTSIG who uses
> webinars for teacher development - or who has carried out research in
> this area. I hope to share my own pilot study with you soon.
> --- In LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com, "Paul"
> <pauldotsweeney@...> wrote:
> > Hi Dave,
> > I'm still figuring out Adobe Connect as a moderator myself.
> > A couple of these links seem to be relevant
> > 12b308681ed-8000.html
> > e12b308681ed-8000.html>
> > http://www.connectusers.com/forums/cucbb/viewtopic.php?id=6044
> > <http://www.connectusers.com/forums/cucbb/viewtopic.php?id=6044>
> > Best
> > Paul
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