Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Elderbob and Knowplace.ca present "Gaggle of Google" this weekend. Join us!
- It's early Saturday morning here, and I am just logging on to the
Knowplace moodle for the second day. We have a great group in what I
believe is a great program. You are not too late to join us. We will
continue right on into the wee hours on Sunday night, so feel free to
visit. Don't forget tomorrow's Skypecast (I have attached the original
post below). I hope to see many of your there. Have a great googling
Robert Brannan wrote:
> Do you Google? Do you knowingly Google? Do you Google with Gusto?
> Then, here is your chance to learn even more about Googleism and how it
> can be used in a classroom or work environment.
> Join me, Elderbob, this weekend, July 28-30 at http://knowplace.ca
> <http://knowplace.ca/ <http://knowplace.ca/>> for "Gaggle of Google",
> an exploration
> of nine different elements of Google.inc.
> What is Google all about? You are probably already aware of Google and
> its powerful search engine. But, did you know that Google is one of the
> world's most powerful business forces? Are you aware of all the
> different ways that Google has grabbed hold of elements of the internet
> and how influential they are in the electronic world? Well, spend a
> little time with us this weekend, and we will explore some of the
> various aspects of Google-ism that you may not be aware of.
> Elements to be covered range from:
> · Google Search · Google Maps ·
> Google Mail · Froogle · Mobile Google ·
> Google Talk Messenger · The Google API ·
> Business Google · Other assorted Google products and
> The free OpenWeekend sessions at Knowplace are fun and informative.
> Knowplace offers a different session every Friday 9:00 AM (PDT)/ 4:00 PM
> (GMT) to Sunday 3:00 PM (PDT)/ 10 PM (GMT). Join fellow Knowmates and
> interested participants from our virtual neighborhood.
> Open Weekends are like an Open House where we learn together. We invite
> people to come and get to know the members (fondly referred to as
> knowmads, knowmates, but never "know-it-alls") of the knowplace
> We are eager that people who have no or little experience with online
> communities have a safe and friendly place to "test the waters", so to
> speak. We also welcome the practicing professional to come and help us
> mentor those that are still in the "learning curve". This is
> part of the knowplace philosophy of growing and giving with the
> community. We are a friendly place to be.
> We promote the use of Moodle which is a popular, open source learning
> management system. Learning its structure and its tools strengthens an
> understanding of its more expensive LMS rivals. We have recently
> upgraded our Moodle to the most recent version, so come and dip your
> toes in the Moodle "pool" of LMS.
> Access Instructions
> 1. First time at Knowplace? You'll need to create an account in
> knowplace <http://knowplace.ca/moodle/login/index.php
> <http://knowplace.ca/moodle/login/index.php>> first
> 2. Once you have registered in knowplace
> <http://knowplace.ca/moodle/index.php>> , you can enter the course at 9
> a.m. Pacific Time (Vancouver, British Columbia) on the day it opens.
> You are wondering what time that is for you? World Clock
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/ <http://www.timeanddate.com/>> You will
> not need an enrolment key once
> the course is open.
> 3. If you are asked for an enrolment key, you have arrived early
> (or we are a little late in opening it [sad] ); please come back when
> the course is open.
> Though most of this course is asynchronous, we would like to welcome you
> in joining us on Sunday, July 30, at 14:00 (2:00 PM) Central ST - my
> time, or 19:00 PM GMT (Check the World Clock
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/ <http://www.timeanddate.com/>> site for
> time variances) for the "Gaggle
> of Google" Skypecast
> . If you have not participated in a
> Skypecasts previously, then read more about Skypecasting here
> <https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/home>> . You will need to
> download the latest version of Skype here
> <http://www.skype.com/helloagain.html>> , and you will also need a USB
> microphone and either headphone or speakers.
> You can also join in the simultaneous "Gaggle of Google" Moodle Text
> Chat here
> <http://knowplace.ca/moodle/mod/chat/gui_header_js/index.php?id=61>> .
> Additionally, the "Gaggle of Google" Skypecast will also be
> broadcast from WorldBridges' Broadcast Academy
> <http://www.webcastacademy.net/About_Webcast_Academy>> . You are welcome
> to use their services, but you will not be able to access the additional
> materials unless you have logged in at Knowplace.
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