Webcasting from SQU in Oman
- I guess i'll answer this publicly, since whether we can webcast or not
from SQU in Oman is in doubt. Test are showing that their firewall
blocks chat packets and they can't reach any of our synchronous sites,
Tapped In, Elluminate (via Learning Times), or Talking Communities
This is due to policies imposed on students which has repercussions on
staff and their professional development, and their ability to mount
serious international conferences from there in a Web 2.0 world. I
think I have found someone there who will promote the case for relief
in the firewall for the days we will be there.
But it remains to be seen what will happen by mid-April. I'll keep
I have observed in the UAE that these attitudes were prevalent here
when I started working here ten years ago, but that there has been
much alleviation of the situation as it became understood that
restrictions on internet access are self-defeating.
Although Oman has not yet reached that point, it is international
events such as this that raise awareness of how internet should be
used and force re-examination of policies in place, and I think
therefore that we act as change-agents in a healthy development
----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Baber <Eric@...>
Date: Monday, March 27, 2006 0:19 am
Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Teacher Education in CALL: Trends
> >Eric, will you be webcasting? It seems logical that you would.
> I wasn't planning on it, no - that didn't seem to be an option and
> I must
> say I didn't chase it up too vigorously. If things are set up at
> that end to
> webcast out, though, and if there's likely to be an online
> audience, I'm
> happy to webcast my presentation.