the Skype call with Tom Friedman, but the microphone in Qatar was not muted during the call and it was often very hard to hear Mr. Friedman. I'm currently listening to the recording from www.edtechtalk.com (Dave Cormier was also on the call and recording) to see if it's better than mine. I'll post or link to the better of the two.
The video conference of the debate was, if possible, even more painful. Those of us live in Philadelphia were supposed to participate in the Q&A at the end, but the combination in Qatar of a presumably inexpensive webcam with trying to pick up sound from their auditorium left us with no real alternative but to disengage from feed and just hold a local discussion in Philadelphia. Actually, it was the last 30 - 40 minutes when we were having that discussion in Philly that I found--and I think most will find--really engaging.
This was not the kick-off event that I had hoped for! However, the technical issues were somewhat out of our control, and you'll notice that the video and audio from our side were quite good and that Elluminate is a really good platform for this kind of thing. And on the really positive side, I've made several connections here at the Educon 2.1 conference that are going to make for GREAT upcoming interviews!
The link to the full Elluminate recording of both hours is https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2009-01-24.0601.M.40938F6939.... You can fast-forward in this recording or just to specific points. I'll post the audio-only when I figure out which is the best recording.…
n either link, you'll be asked to save a file called nativeplayback.jnlp Save it where you can find it easily, on your desktop, for example. When it's finished saving, open it. This will start the recording. It may take a few minutes to load. Click on play to begin the playback. The whole recording lasts for 76 minutes although you can fast forward or rewind it." http://goo.gl/TSgd3I http://goo.gl/fTv8zM
help us identify the major "take-aways," and if you didn't attend, hopefully you can help us put them into context.
Jill has worked in education for 30 years as a secondary science teacher, school nurse, and administrator. Here strong interest in classroom technology integration fits perfectly with her current position at ESU 8 in Neligh.
Is a former elementary teacher, elementary principal, technology coordinator now turned into an "Instructional Technology Facilitator" for an Educational Service Unit in Nebraska. He has been working in education since 1992. He is always learning and loves his job!
Please feel free to start the discussion in the forum here, and we'll continue it live and online line in Elluminate
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25th, at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12 Midnight GMT.
Full Elluminate Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2009-03-25.1706.M.58F6387F4966F404A76F78B9E6EF0C.vcr
Audio Recording: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/cosn09.mp3
Chat Recording (open in word-processing program): http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/cosn09.rtf…