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Hi Fellow webcasters,

Earth Day 2008 Webcastathon!

Hi Everyone-

I wanted to follow up our conversation from last Sunday's intern class where we were kicking around the idea of an Earth Day 2008 Webcastathon.  Doug Symmington is joining in the fun and we have a teacher from the UK who is going to participate as well.   Ideally it would be great if we could have the entire 24 hours of the GMT day scheduled with moderators from all over the globe!

To sign up, either drop your name in the planning wiki, leave a comment here, or leave a comment at my professional blog where I left a post about this concept.



Filling up the Airwaves! What are your favorite podcasts?

Hello fellow interns.  Why don't you practice you webcasting skills and webcast your favorite podcasts.  All you have to do is check for Creative Commons Share Alike License. It would be fun to add your own commentary and to get comments from live listeners. You can even pause the podcast to put in your "2 Cents Worth".  Look for DJ Coordinator2 coming your way this weekend.  September 21st to 23rd, 2007. 

New Year Webcastathon Ahoy!

Hello all 1.x interns,

Firstly, thanks to all of you for making the inaugural year of the Webcast Academy such an interesting one. The 2007 New Year Webcastathon is almost here.

Doug will be discussing things on N. American Thursday night, December 28 6pmPST/9pmEST/ 2am GMT (global times) and the webcastathon itself begins on Friday Dec. 29 9pmEST / Saturday December 30 2amGMT (global times) and will wrap up on Monday, January 1, 2007 at 6pmEST/2300GMT (global times). We probably won't be going non-stop, but trying to fill as much of the time as possible with live discussions - reflecting on the past year, planning for the year ahead, and just having a live, interactive, global New Year's party.

All interns are welcome to participate - please edit this tentative schedule in the Book of Webcasting to sign up for any time slots. Feel free to discuss any topic of interest and/or invite any guest. If you're not sure you'll be able to stream without a safety net, please indicate that on the schedule, and chances are we'll be able to find a streamer for you. If you were part of a 1.x class, but never followed through and haven't stopped by the Academy for quite a while, please know you are still welcome.

Women of Web 2.0 Debuts during Webcastathon, October 15, 2006, with a little help from my friends.

Hello all, I had no idea when I began my webcast academy that I would be finishing up with a weekly show, starting November 7, 2006, 9 PM, on the worldbridges network. Thanks to Jeff and Dave for this opportunity. Thanks to the wonderful audience we seem to have dragged with us and a special thanks to the women, Sharon Peters, Jennifer Wagner and Vicki Davis, who with Cheryl Oakes make up Women of Web 2.0.

This will be a journey, join in the conversation as we travel the planet.

Thanks to Derek Miller for his podsafe music which is used in the intro and outro.

I'll be back with the show, right now it is too big topost.

Webcastathon Scheduling and late breaking webcasts

Hello All,
Just wanted to let you know that I've fixed the site glitch that prevented people from editing the Webcastathon Schedule.

You should now be able to do so at:
A copy of the previous revision will automatically be created, so don't worry about messing anything up.

Also, I'm planning to go 'on the air' with a couple of last minute prep sessions
Tuesday 9pmEDT (North America) / Wed. 1am GMT (global times) (in a few hours)
Wednesday 6pmGMT (global times)

If anyone has questions, tech issues, or just wants to bounce around some webcasting ideas, please stop by.

Class of 1.3 members , you have now been added to the intern newsletter. All interns can send a newsletter to other interns by clicking 'Create Content/Newsletter', and selecting Webcast Academy Intern Newsletter.
If any of the 1.3 members would like to jump in and try doing a show, please comment on the calendar link above including info about when you'd like to do it. As long as we can find someone to stream for you, you're welcome to give it a go. Nordiccast anyone? EdTechUK?

Hope you are all well and looking forward to a lot of webcasting fun ahead,

Webcastathon 2006c Schedule

Webcastathon 2006C Planning Page

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006
11pm GMT - Virtual Worlds & Education - The Cutting Edge (live from Second Life)

Friday, Oct. 13, 2006
1amGMT - EdTechBrainstorm
2amGMT - Virtualbridges Walkabout
3amGMT - Hosted Stream -- Open Mic -- contact Doug to contribute in this timeslot
4amGMT - Hosted Stream -- Open Mic -- contact Doug to contribute in this timeslot
5amGMT - Hosted Stream -- Open Mic -- contact Doug to contribute in this timeslot
6amGMT - Hosted Stream -- Open Mic -- contact Doug to contribute in this timeslot
7amGMT - Parag Shah -- Continuous Learning
8amGMT -
9amGMT -
11amGMT -
noon GMT - Worldbridges Tibet
1pmGMT -
2pmGMT -
2:30pmGMT - SpaceCast--Student Hosted Personal Learning Space - LeeBaber&PaulAllison
3:10pmGMT - The students of the ElRo Live program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School host an open discussion about using webcasting in high school
4pmGMT - Hilary Goldman - EdTech Funding, Government Money, & You
5pmGMT -
6pmGMT -
7pmGMT -
8pmGMT -
9pmGMT -
11pmGMT -

Class of 1.3 & Worldbridges Webcastathon

Dear Webcast Academy Registrants,

  You are receiving this email because you registered at The Webcast Academy  and there's a lot going on there as we get ready to welcome the Class of 1.3 and prepare for The Worldbridges Webcastathon.  A web based version of this newsletter is at

Class of 1.3
 This will be the last 1.x class at the Academy (Class 2.1 will be beginning in early January). 
If you are interested in joining the Class of 1.3, please fill out the 'Webcast Apprentice' portion of your Webcast Academy Profile and post a comment in the Apply for Class of 1.3 Forum thread indicating your interest in joining. If you have any questions, please post them in the About the Academy Forums, so everyone at the academy can share in the info exchange. 

What does it mean to become an intern?
Interns are expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Academy community, contribute to the development of training resources, and eventually produce and publish at least three live, interactive webcasts. We're a pretty 'low-pressure' environment, but we do ask that interns be willing to invest a couple hours/week during their internship.  All materials produced at the Academy (and all Worldbridges sites) are released with a Creative Commons  license  There is no fee for participating and no official commitment after you complete your internship, but we hope that graduated interns will remain part of the community, assisting future classes and possibly webcasting somewhere on the Worldbridges network. Everyone is welcome to join, although if we receive more applicants than we can handle, priority will be given to those interested in webcasting 'Worldbridgy' kind of content - that is educational, collaborative, and/or inter-cultural.
There will be several 'open houses' during Webcastathon weekend (dates and times will be announced on the Academy website next week) and the first Class of 1.3 sessions will be scheduled the week of Oct. 16-22.  

Worldbridges Webcastathon
Thursday Oct. 12 11pmGMT ~ Monday, Oct. 16, 2amGMT
Webcast Academy interns will be putting there skills to use as Worldbridges attempts its longest ever webcastathon.
Class of 1.1 & 1.2 interns, please edit the Tentative Schedule to add the shows you'll be webcasting during the Webcastathon. (click edit/ use either Xinha or Tinymce / expand publishing options and check 'create new revision').  All types of content are welcome, so in addition to webcasting your own shows,  feel free to invite guests to be interviewed, DJ podsafe music shows, or offer your streaming services to producers of podcasts you like.  There are always late breaking schedule announcements during webcastathons, so stay tuned to and the Academy website for the latest info.

Thanks again to everyone for helping to build this community.  Just a reminder for those interested in content management systems, the Drupal CMS Academy is gaining some momentum and other CMS Academy branches may be activated soon. See for more info.

Happy Webcasting to all,

Webcast Academy Meeting - 1.2.8

Academy Meeting 1.2.8
Oct. 1, 2006
Download mp3

Meeting 1.2.6 - Sept. 17, 2006

Our Weekly Webcast Academy Meeting

- Webcastathon Rescheduled
- 'Commencement Ceremonies'
- Class of 1.3 and 2.1 (EVO special)
- Proficieny 'pillars' & certification criteria

  1. Audio Engineer - record & edit telephony conversation
  2. Streamer - webcast the audio from a telephony conversation
  3. Show Manager - moderate the discussion, manage callers
  4. Publisher - post edited audio and show notes on a website
                     1+2+3+4= Webcaster
- Tech Issues
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