Webcast Academy Moodle Discussion

Webcast Moodle Discussion
November 16, 2006
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Art, Doug, Brad, & Jeff discuss Webcast Academy organizational issues in general, and Moodle based courses in particular (see WebcastAcademy.com)

 dave    i'm here
 dave    yo yo
 Brad Hicks    Hi guys is there a skypecast set up?
 Brad Hicks    Mr Australia - lol
 Brad Hicks    I have some questions from you guys
 Brad Hicks    can you bring me in?
 Brad Hicks    for you guys*
 JasonR    Moooola!
 JL    Hey J
 Brad Hicks    Hey Jason
 JasonR    Greetings
 dave    sarah...
 Sarah    Hello
 dave    darth
 dave    cathy
 Sarah    It's me
 dave    it is you!
 Sarah    Yes, it is.
 Sarah    that's why I'm part of Pweb. Out of love.
 dARTh Gelwicks    Howdy, campers.
 Sarah    that's one of the biggest problems I have being part of the Worldbridges community.
 dave    camping?
 Sarah    pacing myself
 Sarah    not getting burnt out
 dave    yeah... tell me about it... :)
 Sarah    and trying to supress the guilt when I miss personal deadlines
 dARTh Gelwicks    It's easy to drown in the deep end.
 dave    and then letting them drag on after you miss them
 Sarah    and that, too
 dave    monkey!
 dARTh Gelwicks    Are you having primate problems?
 dave    kind of.
 Sarah    Oh! I'm not a problem!
 Sarah    or, haven't been recently.
 JasonR    I blow off my deadlines and go into Second Life instead
 dARTh Gelwicks    Why not treat it like a board of directors with yearly nominations and appointments?
 dave    we've discussed it
 JL    we need to policy it
 JL    governace
 JL    ance
 Sarah    obviously there are backups.
 dave    dominance
 JasonR    BTW, ecamm supposedly fixed my recording problems with a new update.
 Brad Hicks    Yeah i saw that Jason
 JasonR    I had an offending colon (:) in my contact list
 dARTh Gelwicks    I sat on a municipal board for three years before I bugged out. The only concern would be losing the character of the group under the weight of bureacracy.
 dARTh Gelwicks    (avoiding colon jokes now.)
 dARTh Gelwicks    Can't help it...I know lots of offending colons.
 JasonR    But it's such low hanging fruit
 dARTh Gelwicks    I was behind one in traffic this morning.
 dARTh Gelwicks    So if they only annoy you are they a semicolon?
 JasonR    Har :)
 cheryloakes    Hi
 cathy e    Hi Cheryl
 dARTh Gelwicks    Hi Cheryl
 cheryloakes    Hi Cathy
 cheryloakes    hi darth and Jason
 JasonR    greetings
 Brad Hicks    Hi Cheryl
 cathy e    an AUP
 cheryloakes    Hey, Brad, nice to see you online.
 Brad Hicks    Yeah decided to re-neg on a day of substitute teaching today
 Brad Hicks    have to get my uni assignment done
 Brad Hicks    writing a critical analysis of WorldBridges as a PLC - so really appreciate the guys addressing these questioins
 Brad Hicks    Professional learning Community*
 cheryloakes    really good idea, share your analysis.
 Brad Hicks    will do
 dave    must go and feed baby...
 dave    nice talking nice folks
 Brad Hicks    thanks dave, for your time
 dave    MONKEY!
 Doug    cya dave
 cheryloakes    bejois for Oscar
 Sarah    bye dave!
 Doug    yes all the best to Bon' and the wee man
 dave    many thanks
 cheryloakes    hey doug, and sharon, i missed seeing you and JL
 Doug    hi Cheryl, sorry I missed it
 cheryloakes    the podcast of WW2 is up at webcast academy.
 Doug    well done, I look forward to listening
 JL    https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 dave    monkey are you on brad's back?
 dave    bye again all...
 cheryloakes    Brad, it was very good to hear .
 dave    really must go... too bad. this is really cool...
 JL    Please join in the fun https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 cheryloakes    I agree BRAD, the academy has been incredible. I never thought I would be webcasting. I always like to join a conversation, but this was just not in my vocabulary until I started in the class.
 cheryloakes    I am so jealous of you being on the slopes!
 cheryloakes    We are water skiing at my mountain.
 Doug    I'll be "radiocasting" from a trailer
 cheryloakes    Sweet.
 Doug    didn't even get on the boards last yr
 cheryloakes    I am impressed.
 Doug    hope to get some runs this yr
 cheryloakes    Women of Web 2.0 new webcast.
 cheryloakes    My virtual learning community is more active than my school community most days.
 Brad Hicks    yup, 12 am GMT is always good for me
 cheryloakes    My virtual community is the place where I am challenged to move onto new learnings, I can be assured that I will learn something new. At school, I get excited when I can share something I've done in my virtual life.
 Brad Hicks    break out the coffee :-)
 Brad Hicks    here here
 JasonR    Weekends work for me
 cheryloakes    The webheads meet at 12PM GMT, so a 12AM sounds good.
 JasonR    Or late weekdays, after 6pm EST
 cheryloakes    I ditto that Doug.
 Brad Hicks    guinea pig Doug!
 cathy e    I wanna do it... I wanna do it. I will not give up!
 Brad Hicks    good idea - wiki
 cheryloakes    That is really how I learned best when online with Jeff and Brad one night and just doing it!
 cheryloakes    wait, that sounds like planning
 Brad Hicks    I was amazed that Jeff succumbed to a Moodle being established ;-)
 Doug    it's because of Sloodle == thin edge of Moodle wedge ;)
 cheryloakes    hey alex
 Alex Ragone    Hi Cheryl.
 JL    https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 Alex Ragone    Sorry about that.
 Alex Ragone    Going to stay muted for now...
 cathy e    I have a feeling I will still be a student in the class of 1.9
 cheryloakes    No way Cathy, you are way into Web 2.0!!!
 Brad Hicks    Yep, if i can find a good time to schedule sessions, I definitely want to help in my time zone
 Brad Hicks    with the academy
 JasonR    Heh, you should see the Millionsofus people trying to organize a live event rigt now in SL. I'd copy the URL, but chat is not letting me :(
 JasonR    And the sim crashes
 Brad Hicks    how many channels can be supported? I though this nmay be a way to raise funding - people renting channels
 Brad Hicks    even if just for a token amount
 Brad Hicks    do we consider becoming somehow registered as a recognised training organisation? Not sure how that works in US/Canada
 Brad Hicks    would this give more weight to certification? Do we care?
 cheryloakes    Oh, yes very different!!!
 cheryloakes    I wouldn't have joined webcast academy unless I'd been through the webheads class and participated in skype calls.
 Doug    great point Cheryl
 Doug    Skype almost needs to be its own course
 Alex Ragone    jeff's never going to let us graduate anyway!
 Doug    especially when it comes to conferences and 'casts
 Doug    lol
 cheryloakes    Yes, skype, skypecast and probably gizmo
 Doug    Google talk?
 JL    that laugh was for you Alex
 cheryloakes    oh sure more things to learn.
 Alex Ragone    brb
 Brad Hicks    again though, is there a body through which the Academy becomes recogined as a registered traine? if we want to add some "official education system" certification/acknowledgement of the standards that the Academty training imparts
 Brad Hicks    trainer*
 Brad Hicks    brb
 Brad Hicks    back
 JasonR    Accreditation. Is there any org that offers accreditation for this kind of activity?
 JasonR    Officially
 JasonR    Nationally
 JasonR    Internationally
 cheryloakes    Kind of like the k12 online conference that has 3 credit class offering through PLymouth State in NH and Shangai University. It will help me with recertification.
 JasonR    The International Society of Webcasters
 cheryloakes    Yeah ISW
 Brad Hicks    yep that's what i mean , and maybe we aren't too worried about it at this stage?
 cathy e    if there is a certificate teachers could use the time toward CEUs
 JasonR    How do the Ham operators do it?
 cheryloakes    right Cathy. right now I write this in my professional development plan
 cathy e    good idea- I did not, but I should have
 cheryloakes    Just answering the questions doesn't demonstrate proficency.
 JasonR    Any parallels here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio
 cathy e    proficency would depend on the prior approval that is set
 cheryloakes    proficency at many levels, the reading, blogging, the recording, the webcast, the final podcast
 cathy e    yes cheryl, it is not just the physical webcasting
 Brad Hicks    then have to start ppirate webcast stations!
 cheryloakes    Just do it! with goggles.
 Doug    http://www.varpa.bc.ca/
 Steve    Isn't it the content that should be judged? I wonder how far beyond classroom discussion this lies
 Brad Hicks    yeah I have wondered whether there should be a little more reflective blogging required, most poeople do this anyway - depends on how formal/stringent you want requirements to be - the danger is making certification too onerous of course
 cheryloakes    I should add more mac stuff in the blog or book of webcasting.
 Brad Hicks    I still have to make a lot more contribution to book of webcatsing
 Brad Hicks    ...when I'm on holiday in a few weeks
 cheryloakes    we shoudl skype while working on it, in Mac bridges, that would be a good topic! I'd do it, Alice would join
 cheryloakes    easy for you to say JL
 cathy e    The lessons are simple- but when you hit a wall...what do you do?
 Brad Hicks    well as people build their knowledge, no reason why we can't have some very detailed/varied setup help as people contribute it
 cheryloakes    I would reach out to a classmate and have a skype conversation.
 Brad Hicks    how do we display those though - in a Person's online profile?
 Brad Hicks    on their web pages?
 cathy e    yea baby!
 JL    yep
 cheryloakes    sounds good to me.
 Brad Hicks    I still feel certifications need to be given sooner after completion
 Brad Hicks    as more new people come into it, they will probably expect to receive their certification soon after completion
 cheryloakes    when webcasting it is very helpful to have a safety net of a proficient webcaster in the background.
 cathy e    Brad I will be your test student
 Brad Hicks    no problem- just have to work out a time that is doable!
 cheryloakes    I w ou ld go through it as a webcast 1.2 person, just to see all I"ve done.
 cheryloakes    am I almost ready to graduate??
 JL    you're proficient
 cheryloakes    I really think I want to go through the book of webcast and give feedback that would be helpful.
 cheryloakes    yahoo!
 Brad Hicks    great idea Jeff
 cheryloakes    oh, that is a good idea, a web portfolio
 cheryloakes    with badges
 Brad Hicks    could put it out to schools
 Brad Hicks    snap!
 JasonR    nods
 cheryloakes    webheads do graphics and surveys and votes all the time
 cheryloakes    Doug I am really jealous!!
 cheryloakes    Oh, next Thurs evening? after the turkey
 Brad Hicks    maske it the following week!
 cheryloakes    I am game
 Brad Hicks    then i won't be working - would like to join in the continued conversation
 cheryloakes    Brad you celebrate Thanksgiving in your area?
 cheryloakes    Or is this your vacation
 Brad Hicks    No - we have Austrlia Day on January 26th
 cheryloakes    okay
 Brad Hicks    our school vacation starts in 2 weeks, 2 month break over summer
 cheryloakes    way cool, you must be very busy right now.
 Doug    in Canada our Thanksgiving is Columbus Day in the US
 cheryloakes    yes we already celebrated it with our canadian friends
 Brad Hicks    well I substitute teach - so not really for me , but my wife teaches High school English full time so she is very busy doing reports and marking
 Brad Hicks    I just have to get this last uni assignment done for my Masters for this semester
 cheryloakes    good luck to you with your last assignment.
 cheryloakes    nite off to bed.
 Brad Hicks    thanks
 Brad Hicks    gnight
 Brad Hicks    I'm working next week, unfortunately
 Brad Hicks    but the week after is good
 JasonR    "You are about to enrol yourself as a member of this course."
 JasonR    Typo from Webcastacademy.com
 Brad Hicks    thank you Jeff
 JasonR    TY Jeff
 JasonR    This has been a very affirming experience
 cathy e    ditto- I am honored to be a part of this group
 JL    https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 JasonR    Are there any VOIP equivalents?
 JasonR    in Korea?
 cathy e    I have a feather for EdTechTalk's cap. On the cover of our high school news paper that was just released- there is an article about DOPA- the article was there because the mother of the high school student is a teacher in my elementary building. I talked about DOPA during staff dev after I learned about it from you guys and the mom went home and told her 10th grade daugher.
 Doug    that's a great story Cathy, thanks
 Doug    take care all
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Very good discussion. I just get very excited thinking about the possibilities but there is so much to be done.

I always have more than enough to say so you will see three new posts in the webcastacademy.com forum under the ideas section.