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Advanced Learning Strategies and Designing Sims
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Dec 03, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Another web conference was held with Collaborate.  Initially there were no glitches, but before long there were some brief audio problems with echoes while Aldrich spoke.  They seem to be related to multiple microphones open at the same time.  Fortunately, the problems did not last long. Content: Clark Aldrich is [...] Sat, 03 Dec 2011 03:25:37 +0000 [Comment]

Soft stuff, hard stuff, and invisible elephants
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Dec 02, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: The live session in Elluminate with Jon Dron had some initial sound problems, but these were quickly corrected.  The technology is not transparent as yet, but things do seem to be getting better. Content: The humble screwdriver serves as Dron's opening example.  It is a single tool that can have [...] Fri, 02 Dec 2011 03:46:15 +0000 [Comment]

Learning in a time of abundance
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Dec 01, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Three live sessions were held this week; two with Elluminate and one video COOLCast.  For the first Elluminate session, I had no sound problems, but from what was said in the chat room, others did.  In the second Elluminate session, I did not have any either, but Duval had difficulty [...] Thu, 01 Dec 2011 02:55:41 +0000 [Comment]

Rhizomatic Learning–why we teach
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Nov 30, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Other commitments prevented me from attending Dave Cormier's Rhizomatic learning live session and the recording on the MOOC site was audio only.  Cormier recommended a Youtube video of a draft version of the session.  Since I wished to observe the slides, this is the version I viewed.  Given that the [...] Wed, 30 Nov 2011 02:28:43 +0000 [Comment]

cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Nov 29, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Elluminate now seems to have become the tool of choice for live web conferences for this MOOC.  For one of the first times, there were no significant sound issues.  Extensive use of the whiteboard feature of Elluminate was central to this conference. Content: The content of this web conference is [...] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:52:08 +0000 [Comment]

OER for learning
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Nov 28, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Collaborate (from Blackboard) was again the conferencing software.  One different element this time was that the program popped up an offer for participants to download the slides for the presentation.  There were some annoying sound issues from the presenter, probably because of his location which seemed to suffer from a [...] Mon, 28 Nov 2011 04:20:21 +0000 [Comment]

Practical Impact of Open Learning
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Nov 23, 2011
Setup for the Live Presentation: Previous commitments did not allow me to take part in the live event, but the recordings were available.  Distracting background sounds frequently marred the recording, possibly because the recording was from sounds from speakers rather than directly from the digital stream. Content: This session with David Wiley was more Question [...] Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:56:36 +0000 [Comment]

Mobile Learning at the Open University of Malaysia
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Nov 14, 2011
(I am way behind in posting from MOOC.  It is time to make up for lost time….) Setup for the Live Presentation: The first full session of MOOC #change11 was presented by Zoraini Wati Abas on "Mobile Learning at the Open University of Malaysia."  Things got off to a very rocky start when the presentation [...] Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:29:49 +0000 [Comment]

Starting a MOOC
cbran250, CAB Thoughts, Sept 15, 2011
This week marks the beginning of something I have wanted to take part in for quite a while: a MOOC. For those who don’t know, that term refers to a Massive Open Online Course. After watching the orientation videos, I have two somewhat conflicting feelings. First, excitement over the opportunity to interact with so many [...] Thu, 15 Sep 2011 01:38:32 +0000 [Comment]

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