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Re: Demo of options for online communication Sunday May 2 at Petroleum Inst Abu Dhab

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  • Buthaina Al Othman
    Hello Vance and Everyone, Thanks, Vance; this is also great news to us, Webhaeds, who couldn t make it last Thursday! I will be glad to join you and colleagues
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 28, 2004
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      Hello Vance and Everyone,

      Thanks, Vance; this is also great news to us, Webhaeds, who couldn't
      make it last Thursday! I will be glad to join you and colleagues
      from the PI, on Sunday.

      Thanks again,

      Buth

      --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "Vance Stevens"
      <vstevens@e...> wrote:
      > Greetings all,
      >
      > This is to my colleagues at Petroleum Institite in Abu Dhabi,
      > regarding a request to demonstrate techniques I use for energizing
      > communities of practice online. Webheads are being cc'd in order
      to
      > alert them to what's afoot for this Sunday.
      >
      > I started teaching online back in 1996 when I was working for a
      > software firm and needed to keep my hand in teaching. When I
      moved
      > to Abu Dhabi and had access to always-on connectivity in my
      workplace
      > this led to formation of Writing for Webheads, a group of several
      > students and a few teachers who used online communication tools as
      a
      > medium of instruction. You can find out more at
      > http://www.webheads.info
      >
      > Now, over 6 years later, the teachers have so overwhelmed the
      > students that they've formed their own group, Webheads in Action.
      > One thing that has stayed constant throughout these years of
      changes
      > has been the meeting time, 12 noon GMT, each Sunday.
      >
      > So Marc is correct, at 4 p.m. on Sunday here in Abu Dhabi (noon
      GMT)
      > I will be connecting with colleagues for the usual weekly online
      > session of free-form experimentation. I can do this from almost
      > anyplace, and you are most welcome to join me.
      >
      > You can do this from almost anyplace as well. A good start is
      > http://www.tappedin.org You can drop in from almost any internet
      > connected home or office computer.
      >
      > If you'd like to be physically present, you can join me. I'll go
      > down to Lab 125 at that time. I'll take my web cam and get on
      from
      > the teacher computer which I can enable with video and sound. You
      > can get onto Tapped In from the lab computers (text chat), and if
      we
      > can entice anyone into the voice and video chats, you can relate
      to
      > them via the teacher computer.
      >
      > You can also join us from home. We voice chat at
      > http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes?go=273662 (you have to
      > register, free). We web cam over Yahoo Messenger. I'll be there
      as
      > vance_stevens.
      >
      > As Marc points out, I do these things as a matter of course every
      > Sunday, and I am more than happy to set it up this Sunday in such
      a
      > way that others can join in.
      >
      > Vance
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Marc Dyer
      > > Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 4:26 PM
      > > To: teachers at PI
      > > Subject: Demo of options for online communication Sunday May
      2
      > at Petroleum Inst Abu Dhabi
      > >
      > > About Vance's Webheads presentation last weekend (mentioned in
      the
      > most recent PI newsletter)... for those of us who couldn't make
      it,
      > Vance has kindly offered to do a repeat performance this coming
      > Sunday at 4:00--he tells me he actually signs on every Sunday at
      that
      > time, anyway. And he's asked me to simply ask around a bit, to
      see
      > if there's interest in a "re-run."
      > >
      > > While he'll be there for two hours, people don't have to stick
      > around for the whole time, of course... just long enough to get
      > acquainted with it, then you can run home, log on, & try it out.
      > >
      > > So, anyone interested? (Pls don't respond to this email if not--
      > only if you would like to come.) Depending on #s, Vance will tell
      us
      > where to meet.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > >
      > > Marc
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