Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Powerful Ingredients Videoconference today

Cross-posted to the Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning blog.

I shared an hour-long videoconference today for the Tandberg Connections program and the CILC, discussing the “Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning” framework. In addition to our H.323 videoconference, which was bridged to endsites in Arkansas, Virginia and Texas, I shared the presentation over Ustream and recorded it.

I used a slightly modified version of the same slide deck I shared in October 2009 in Maine at ACTEM, which is available on SlideShare.

Resources I mentioned during today’s videoconference which are NOT linked or referenced in the Slideshare presentation are:

  1. Today’s Wall Street Journal video, “Apple’s Tablet, as Imagined by Book Publishers
  2. My Spring 2009 Technology for Teachers (T4T) curriculum, based on “Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning”
  3. The Skype in Schools wiki
  4. Lee LeFever’s video, “Google Docs in Plain English
  5. One of my favorite online timers (I also really like this one, but didn’t use it today)
  6. My social bookmarks on Diigo

One thing I did NOT do, but wish I had done during our session today, was share part of Rachel Boyd‘s presentation for K12Online09 last year, “A Peek for a Week – Inside a Kiwi Junior Classroom.” Rachel does such a great job using a wiki as a classroom learning portal— I wish I’d remembered to share her explanation of that!

If you have any feedback from this session, whether you were able to attend live or view the archived video, I’d love to hear it.

We don’t have a firm deadline at this point, but I’d love to have the “Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning” book ready to print by the end of this Spring. My first T4T class meeting is in eight days on January 13th, so that deadline is spurring lots of work right now on this writing project! I’m considering sharing my class lectures like this over Ustream. I used CamTwist today to share my computer desktop over Ustream. Using both my Tandberg videoconferencing unit as well as Ustream for the same presentation was a bit distracting, but I wanted to test this setup and see how it worked.

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2 responses to “Powerful Ingredients Videoconference today”

  1. Barbara Lindsey Avatar

    Thanks for inviting us to participate live and for posting these additional resources and what tools you used, Wesley.

    The more models we have of how open access to learning can enhance and not necessarily take away from traditional educational settings, the better we can make the case for the same in our own locales. I, too, want to live stream all my course sessions this spring semester as well as use online learning environments. I’m just waiting to see if I can get approval from administrators at my university. So I’m adding this post to my diigo list along with the K-12 Online Conference and Classroom 2.0, LearnCentral, WiZiQ, etc. and hoping for the best…

  2. Wesley Fryer Avatar

    Good luck to you in that endeavor, Barbara. Please keep me posted how things go. I have been asked to record all the lecture portions of my T4T class this spring, and was considering using Wimba. The university has just deployed it and made it available within all WebCT/Blackboard courses, however, I don’t know if I’ll be able to use it until training is made available later in the term. As an alternative, I’m considering using Ustream and then uploading recorded files to so they can be made available in iPod compatible video and mp3 formats. We used blip in this way for K12Online the past two years. I am not sure if Blip will accept a FLV upload, however, which is the only format Ustream currently provides. I think they are working on providing a m4v formatted file, but I don’t think that’s available yet.