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New Media Literacies Institute at UPEI -Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Streaming & Archiving Live Multi-class Interaction
Presented at:
New Media Literacies Institute at UPEI
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
By Jeff Lebow with support from the Webcast Academy Community

 What is Live, Interactive Webcasting (& Webcast Academy)?
    Using web based audio and/or video to connect remote participants in a real time conversation and make it available for others to listen to.
     'Live' adds the magic, recording adds the power.

  •   Audio Recording

http://www.wikirecording.org/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-tutorial.html
http://newmediaguides.com/audio

  • Recording Conversations with remote participants

http://webcastacademy.net/node/1083
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/06/how-to-record-skype-conversations.htm

  • Streaming

http://webcastacademy.net/streaming-overview

Uses

  • Power of an audience, especially live audience
  • Broadening our exposure to different perspectives
  • Prepare students with 21st century collaborative skills
  • Professional development

Challenges

  • Technical (finding tools and support)
  • Administrative - opening up access, addressing privacy and safety concerns
  • Pedagogical - how does it fit in with educational goals

Tales from the front lines


Yesterday's Experiment

EVO2007

EVO2007
Webcast Academy Class of 2.1
Beginning January 15, 2007
Hello and welcome to the special edition of the Webcast Academy!
'The Webcast Academy' is a hands on, collaborative training center for people interested in learning how to produce and host live, interactive webcasts.
A Live Interactive Webcast is basically like a global radio show that is produced and accessed via the internet. A discussion between two or more more parties using a telephony program is streamed live so that many listeners can tune in and, when desired, call in to the show host and participate in the discussion. These shows usually include the use of a text chat room so that listeners and discussion pariticapants can communicate with each other during the show. Telephony + Two-way audio capturing + live streaming = Live Interactive Webcasting.
During the sessions, participants will learn how to set up, prepare for and moderate live interactive webcasts, and make 'podcast' recordings of them. We will also be looking at advice and tips on hosting your own show, choosing a format, and interviewing techniques.
By the end of the session, some of the participants who graduate from the Webcast Academy and wish to continue webcasting will have the opportunity of continuing to webcast their own show on the World Bridges network.
  • Target Audience
  • Weekly Outline
  • Tools we will be using
  • Contact us directly

Contact us

Jeff Lebow - While working as an English teacher in Korea, Jeff began building Worldbridges, his grad school vision of creating a global network of homegrown webcasting. He currently lives in Bow, NH, USA and serves as general manager and chief plumber of the Worldbridges network. He also co-hosts a number of shows including EdTechTalk, EdTechWeekly, Webcast Acadmy Meetings, and Virtualbridges.
Vance Stevens - Vance Stevens is a Computing Lecturer at Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. In 20 years as ESL teacher and CALL coordinator, he implemented many CALL facilities, conducted research, and produced numerous publications and CALL software. He moonlights as Ed Tech consultant, online facilitator and coach, and founder and moderator of the Webheads community of practice.
Graham Stanley - ICT co-ordinator and EFL Teacher at the British Council in Barcelona, and teacher of 'English for Tourism' at the University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain. Graham is a graduate of the Webcast Academy (http://www.webcastacademy.net) and manager of the EFL Bridges webcasting site http://www.eflbridges.net , where he also hosts the weekly 'World Conversation Club' for English language learners and teachers.

add skype detials, etc?

Target Audience

The Webcast Academy EVO session is of interest to those educators interested in producing live, interactive webcasts.
Minimum computer requirements:

  • A PC with at least a Pentium4 and 512MB of RAM (or Mac equivalent)
  • A broadband connection with at least 500kbps download and 100kbps upload speed (test your bandwidth speed here)
  • A working soundcard and a USB desktop mic or certain USB headsets.
  • Ability to use Skype or another major telephony program like Gizmo or YM voice
Skills required:
Participants should be comfortable with, and have a degree of experience using the Internet, especially interactive sites and Web 2.0 tools. You should already have some experience with Skype and/or using other telephony or voice tools over the Internet, and some familiarity with content management systems (would be helpful).
Please note, this kind of webcasting is still an imperfect art, so the most important prerequisite is a willingness to learn by trial and error and spend at least 3~5 hours a week working on developing the necessary skills, collabaratively working with members of the EVO session and previous classes at The Webcast Academy.
Graduation: Those who are able to successfully complete the first portion of the session and publish 3 recordings of streamed telephony conversations will receive a 'Webcasting Proficiency Certificate' and become eligle to apply for a 'Worldbridges Webcasting License'.  However, if you have less time available but feel that you would still like to participate, by helping the others, posting in the discussion forums, commenting on posts, contributing to the Book of Webcasting, and learning some elements of webcasting along with the apprentices, then you are also welcome to join us.

Tools we Will be Using

Drupal sites
Telephony Software
Audio Recording & Editing
Streaming Software

Magic Ingredients

 

Weekly Outline

Week One: A week of introductions and familiarisation with basic tools. Participants will join our Drupal site, Webheads in Action, download Skype and some of the other tools used for webcasting (see detailed outline for week one), and participate in one of our introductory webcasts to introduce themselves and meet the other interns.
Week Two: This week, we will be examining the recording of telephony calls using Skype and will be looking at basic audio editing using Audacity. You will be encouraged to organise meetings with other interns, to record the conversations and to experiment with editing the audio.
Week Three: The Webcast Academy continues with examining good practice of hosting a webcast and practising interviewing & show management skills. Interns will be encouraged to practice by choosing a format for their show and then setting up a public Skypecasts. You will also be expected to participate in some of the Skypecasts held by other interns.
Week Four: In week four, post-production and advanced audio editing will be examined. Interns who are ready to do so will also be involved in basic streaming (i.e. beginning live webcasting) with Nicecast for the Apple Mac or Simplecast for the PC, and will record, edit and start to upload edited extracts of their webcasts to the Drupal site.
Week Five: Basic streaming practice will continue for all interns. In addition, different webcast environments (i.e. Second Life ) and other telephony programs (Paltalk, Gizmo) will be looked at.
Week Six: This week is a time for catching up and reflecting on what has been learned. Upon successful completion of their 3 interncasts and a 'commencement webcast', interns will receive a Worldbridges Webcaster Proficiency Certificate and have a Worldbridges Webcasting License. Those who have successfully completed the Webcast Academy will be invited to develop a show (perhaps at EFL Bridges or at one of the other World Bridges sites).
Those who still want to continue their training will be encouraged to do so at The Webcast Academy ), and everyone is invited to help us develop the session into a comprehensive and useful resource, and to keep in touch with your virtual colleagues for as long as you like.

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Teacher Talk Studio

TEACHER TALK VIDEO STUDIO

WiAOC 2007 Webcastathon

This node was used for webcast planning.
For achives of this event, please visit http://www.webheadsinaction.org/wiaoc2007

The Worldbridges Webcastathon - May 18~20
in association with
WiAOC 2007

(for late breaking schedule updates, visit schedule.wiaoc.org)



CONVERGENCE EVENTS

Interns, feel free to grab spots now by editing this page. We hope to have two simulcasters when possible, so please add your name in the streamer column if you're available to 'simulcast'.


May 17, 2007
GMT Presentation Venue Streamers
22:01 Red Carpet Coverage Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org

23:01 Worldbridges Welcome Reception & Introductions
(audio introductions - live and voicemailed)
Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org

Friday,  May 18, 2007

GMT Presentation Venue Streamers
00:01
Leigh Blackall  Keynote address
Jeff L
Doug
01:01
 EdTechBrainstorm
A cyber faculty lounge for educators to dicuss what they're working on, questions they have, and challenges they're encountering
EdTechTalk.com
Doug
04:01
Jeong-Bae Son, Vance Stevens, Andrew Lian, Debra Hoven, Klaus-Dieter Rossade, Siew Ming Thang
Computer-mediated communication: CONNECTing in a multiliterate flat world  (90 mins)
LT Elluminate
08:01
 Elaine Hoter, Asmaa Ganayim and Miri Shonfeld
Building bridges between cultures in conflict
Interwise
09:01
Glenda McPherson and Malcolm Jolly
Using Second Life for competency outcomes in vocational education (90 mins)
LT Elluminate
11:01
Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer
Digital Gaming & Language Learners: From Space Invaders to Second Life (90 mins)
LT Elluminate
13:01
 Vance Stevens, Nelba Quintana, Rita Zeinstejer, and Sasha Sirk
Writingmatrix: CONNECTing students with blogs, tags, and social networking
LT Elluminate Jeff L
14:01
  Paul Scott and Catherine Chapman
Contact us: Interactivity and BBC Learning English
  (90 mins)
LT Elluminate
15:30
 Michael Coghlan and Elderbob Brannan (15:30)
"..."(an unconference)
Knowplace.ca
16:01
 Celine Godet
Using Moodle and Spip in the EFL classroom: The example of the "Intercomstudents" project
LT Elluminate
17:01
 Nina Liakos
Engrade.com: An open-source online gradebook 
DiscoverE
Interwise

19:01
 Dafne Gonzalez and Arnold Muhren
Seven innovative dimensions of e-learning
Alado
20:01
EtienneWenger
Keynote conversation with Susanne Nyrop

Jeff L
21:01
 Rubena St.Louis
Can a blended reading course work? Feedback from participants
Alado
22:01
 Elderbob Brannan
hosts UnConference Session #1


23:01
 Elderbob Brannan
wrapup of UnConference Session #1



Saturday, May 19, 2007
GMT Presentation Venue Streamers
00:01
Barbara Ganley
Border Crossings and Contact Zones: Transformative Learning with Social Software across (Traditional) Educational Settings

LT Elluminate Jeff L
01:01
 KathyShields & Lisa Durff
continue the conversation, keynote, postshowand more
Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org
Kathy
02:01
Mona Younes
Using ARCS model to motivate adult Arab learners in an online setting: IOL as a case study
LT Elluminate
04:01
 Tom Leverett
How blogging is changing the academic ecosystem
Tappedin.org
05:01
Perry Christensen
iPods: Shuffling the way we teach
Alado
06:01
 Michael Coghlan
hosts UnConference Session #2


07:01
 Michael Coghlan
wrapup of UnConference Session #2


08:01
 Elderbob Brannan
hosts UnConference Session #3


09:01
 Elderbob Brannan
wrapup of UnConference Session #3


10:01
 Peter Travis
Podcasting Skype interviews with advanced learners of English
LT Elluminate
12:01
George Siemens Keynote address
Connections and Conversations: What happens to content?
LT Elluminate Jeff Flynn
13:01
Moira Hunter and Mabel Quiroga
The AEIOU of Real-Time Language Learning - Attract, Engage, Involve Online Users


14:01
DafneGozalez and Teresa Almeida d'Eça
Professional development through collaboration in wikis
Alado
15:01
 Andrew Pinchon
Seamless Web 2.0 collaboration tools for business and non-profit education professionals
Alado
16:01
Moira Hunter and Geoff Kaye (90 mins)
DiscoverE - A 'test drive' in a synchronous classroom: Hands on workshop


18:01
Teemu Leinonen Keynote address
Jeff Lebow
19:01
Robin Good Keynote address
Jeff Lebow
20:01
Anne Fox
Using podcasts in the EFL classroom
  (90 mins)
LT Elluminate
22:01
 Sedat Akayoglu
Collaborative writing through PBWikis
LT Elluminate
23:01
Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
Trends in Digital Media 2007
LT Elluminate
Sunday
May 20, 2007
GMT Presentation Venue Streamers
00:01 Karen Garcia
Tagging and broadcasting with feeds: The use of RSS feeds beyond aggregates and syndication
LT Elluminate
01:01
 Sara Rofofsky Markus
What does it really mean? Cultural differences in Asynchronous Communication


02:01
 Michael Coghlan
hosts UnConference Session #4


03:01
 Michael Coghlan
hosts UnConference Session #4


11:01
 Heike Philp
The LANCELOT Project
LT Elluminate
12:01
Heike Philp
The LANCELOT Project
Second Life
13:01
GavinDudeney and Nicky Hockly
Get a MUVE On - Education in Second Life


14:01
Stephen Downes Keynote address
Personal Learning the Web 2.0 Way

Jeff Lebow
15:01
 Dave Cormier and Jeff Lebow
 Educationbridges Town Hall - updates & plans for assorted Educationbriges and EdTechTalk projects
Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org
Dave
16:01
Konrad Glogowski and Christopher Sessums
Personal Learning Environments - Exploring Professional Development in a Networked World
(90 mins)


18:01
 Webcast Academy Open House
Beyond the technology - Exploring application & developmentpossibilities for this collaborative learning community
WebcastAcademy.net
Jeff Lebow
19:01
 Elderbob Brannan
hosts UnConference Session #5

Sharon Peters
conversation with Noble Kelly who is president of Teachers Without Borders Canada
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Sharon
20:01
Barbara Dieu and Patricia Glogowski
Open and Participatory Webpublishing
  (90 mins)
Graham
22:01
 EdTechWeekly#31 Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org
Dave
23:01
Carla Arena, Erika Cruvinel, and Ronaldo Lima
Blogging with Students: Ideas to Enhance Communication
Alado
00:01
In convergence with AALDP -American Association of Literacy Professional Developers
Panel discussion wrap-up of recent EVO sessions
EdTechTalk


Worldbridges.net
Webheadsinaction.org



Jeff L