Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Digest Number 1277
- Hi Chris:
I'll be available to assist you in whatever way you require for your session with Alado and I'll also be in the rest of the sessions in LT and Yahoo. We are based out of a large community college with 18 campuses and 250,000 students and adult learners in non credit courses so I'm familiar with your audience of community college faculty. Also, as an FYI, immediately after the recent hurricanes, Tulane University in New Orleans contacted Roger Bacon at Houston Community College and Roger is supplementing Tulane's online courses with the VoIP Collaboration Technology we use, so there is some real time relevant information we can share in the use of our tools.
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 14:45:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Jones
Subject: presentation October 24, 8:45 p.m. GMT
On Monday, October 24, from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. GMT, my division chair, Linda
Elliott-Nelson, and I are presenting at the League for Innovation, 2005
Conference on Information Technology in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of this
conference is to showcase innovation in the community college, so the audience
is all community college educators, not just ESL professionals. There is
supposed to be a high-speed Internet connection in the room were presenting in
as well as a data projector. We will be able to test out the equipment the
evening before with a technician on hand to help out.
The title of our presentation is Speaking Online Using Technology Tools. We
will start out by explaining that our institution, Arizona Western College, has
become quite involved in Distance Education, especially through online courses.
Because speaking and listening are both important in language learning, we
needed to find appropriate tools to use. We then plan to briefly introduce our
audience to several online tools during our hour-long presentation.
Linda will show the use of video clips and Horizon-Wimba discussion boards as
she has used them within Blackboard in her Spanish classes. Then I will show
Yahoo Messenger, Alado, and Elluminate via Learning Times. Of course, I need
your invaluable assistance with these latter three.
YM Ill talk about how I used it in my F2F class to do interviews with
Webheads. Then Id like one or 2 of you to tell how you used it in your
teaching situation. Note that this needs to be using voice, not just text, chat
(unless we have problems). It would also be nice if at least a couple of you
could have your webcams running.
Alado I thought Id start out with a whiteboard map of the world and have you
write in your locations. Then one or two of you could talk about how youve
used Alado with a class of students with maybe two slides for each of you.
Elluminate Again, the idea is to show how youve used Elluminate with your
students. I participated in Dafnes students presentations about architecture
in Venezuela a while back, and this is a good possibility if Daf is available
at the time given. In any case, Id like two Webheads to talk about what they
have done with students using Elluminate.
***At this point, Im thinking of 2 Webheads each to talk about using YM,
Alado, and Elluminate. If youre available at this time and would like to
present something, please let me know which medium and a little about what you
did with it and would like to present to our audience. Each person would have
about 3-4 minutes to briefly explain the activity/activities they did.
Note that I hope to show how faculty can use voice with students as opposed to
our use of these medium for professional development. If you work with children
and your activity would be applicable to teaching adults, thats O.K., too.
Ive been involved in so many of your presentations that Im confident this
will all go well, but its my first time to be a lead presenter as opposed to
participating in someone elses live presentation, so Im a little nervous. I
have not been a moderator for either Alado or Elluminate, so I will contact
both Andy and Jonathan about that. It would be good if another Webhead were
available to be a co-moderator.
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