3649Re: Colloquium, well done?
- Apr 2, 2003Hi Webheads,
There has been a lot of great reflection on the colloquium from
everyone, and I enjoyed reading your
good ideas (lessons learned). I thought I'd throw in a few, being an
online audience member.
First of all, I think it is a really great idea to project the chatting
by the remote members during the presentation.
I had never thought of that, but it really gives the audience a sense of
how CMC and
online collaboration takes place. Bravo!
Also, I wholeheartedly agree with Chris (Jones) about rehearsing
online at least a week before. Great idea!
I think the Wimba voice tool is very good. I am not sure if it is better
than the tool used
at GLD6 (I always forget the name). I was very impressed with that audio
tool as well.
However, changing Internet bandwidth (due to online traffic) and local
beyond Wimba's control. It is amazing that it works as well as it does.
can fade in and out at inconvenient moments (viz. Tere's presentation).
With combination remote and live presentations, here are my suggestions.
any redundancies or if these steps were already taken by the live
1) We need to live with the fact that there may be fade-ins/outs at
and accept decisions by the live presenters/coordinators to bump us off.
have the presentation slides (plus written or even pre-recorded
commentary) already published online with the URLs in the handout.
2) Explain to the audience that this problem may happen (Internet
3) Set up a discussion forum with the published presentation. Perhaps
get some interaction going after the presentation.
4) Check in at regular times to see if the audio is back on track. Allow
a few words
by the presenters that got bumped (e.g. an invitation to go to the
published Web site
and use the discussion forum for questions)
4) For those who got bumped, recycle the presentation in another venue
I think the main thing to remember is even with a lot of preparation and
that the live event is different and may have unexpected problems. Those
are ringside can see the audience's reaction and are in a position to
last minute changes.
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