I was so looking forward to joining Webcast Academy to connect with others and learn about webcasting. Then just as I see that class 3.1 is about to begin, I head out on vacation. Now, that wouldn't be so bad- took two laptops with me, but I found that the beauty of the Canadian Rockies was not blessed with readily available internet connections. So, here I am- late out of the starting gate, but eager to catch up.
This webcast was for students in my KNR 113 Personal Fitness classes at Illinois State University. I have two sections of this class; one meets face to face and one is totally online.
The current course content deals with nutrition, and students have an individualized diet analysis assignment they are to complete. This webcast was designed to provide students an opportunity to ask general nutrition questions, specific questions regarding this assignment, along with an assignment on their cardiovascular health profile that is also due soon.
Well, I did it! My first interncast! I was so nervous beforehand. I was beginning to wonder what I had gotten myself into. However, all went well, and I now am beginning to believe that I can do this. I am absolutely amazed by technology, and the incredible opportunities that it affords us. I think I was so nervous, because there was the realization that anyone from around the world could listen in. While I realized that there would be in all reality very few (if anyone) listening in, it hit me that with webcasting, the world is really in my backyard. That is so overwhelming, yet so awesome! How fortunate for those of us who educate and learn today! There is literally a world of knowledge at our fingertips!
This was my second show. My guests were Cheryl Lykowski and Jennifer Wagner. Jose Rodriguez joined us after about a half hour. This show ended up editing to almost an hour. I tried to edit more out of the conversation but it was all so interesting, at least to me, that I left it all in. I ended up just taking out dead air, ums, and the start up chatter and ending chatter.