Re: My presentation at CSUS -- thanks to all!
- Dear Elizabeth,
We knew there was a problem on your end; however, we preferred to
wait hoping things would work for you and the smart graduate class.
We did have such a wonderful time and the conversation was non-stop,
as Sus and Bee have reported via their emails to this list.
Sus did a very good job moderating the text-chat conference at
Yahoo. Meanwhile, some of us took screen shots of our web cams and
some found it was a good opportunity to learn how to do that.
I managed to take some screen shots, including one showing your web
cam where your class appeared; the screen shots were uploaded to my
WebPresence photoblog and already published here:
< http://buthaina-elizabethsmvp.buzznet.com/user/ >
In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
> Thanks and apologies to all those faithful Webheads
> who tried to connect via Yahoo today at my
> What I found was that Yahoo would not stop popping up
> in front of my presentation window and would not stop
> making whistles and various annoying sounds while I
> was talking and trying to show the video. You guys
> must have had a great conversation!
> So, I exited YM, with the idea of getting back on
> after I finished the presentation. By then, I was
> rather over my estimated time (we started a little
> late, there were more questions than anticipated, and
> my interludes of trying to shut Yahoo up took time,
> etc.) When I went to turn it back on, my Webcam
> wouldn't come up again, and no people seemed to be
> online anymore!!
> Anyway, I really appreciate the loyal support of all
> my Webhead friends, and I hope you were not too
> disappointed that I "disappeared" on you! The audience
> also was eager to meet you, and wanted to see
> themselves online. Darn!! I did point out Alej and
> Buth, who were on Webcams as I started, so you were
> "there" virtually, ladies. And Sus was so kind as to
> start a conference room for us--thank you, dear!
> Inspite of working in a "smart classroom," the
> technology was not outstanding. At least I did have a
> T1 line, so the streaming video was very quick, and I
> could get several applications on at once. I don't
> understand why YM ceased to work when I tried to get
> back on with it, nor why my Webcam wouldn't work the
> second time around. However, this was a good trial of
> my little laptop, and a way to get the hang of blended
> presentations. I think what I learned is that next
> time I won't start YM until I am really ready to have
> the audience meet the Webheads. This will also be a
> big time-saver for you guys too--I just needed the
> My only consolation is that you guys had a chance to
> Love and hugs to all!--You were wonderfully