Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

WebEx 40

Blog Post: Zoom as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf?s

David Gurteen

If you would like to be kept informed about them then please sign-up to my Virtual Café mailing list. I think Zoom will most likely replace Skype, Google Hangouts and many of the corporate webinar platforms such as Webex and Adobe Connect over the coming few years. By David Gurteen I mentioned last month that I was experimenting with a potential virtual Knowledge Café platform - Zoom Meetings.

Trending Sources

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Respondus Harbinger Knowledge WebEx Communicatio.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: Home vs. Work I asked the audience if it was easier to get information at home or at work or about the same. This goes along with the prediction that employees will increasingly hack work so that they can get access to information and people they need to reach. virtual world, WebEx type product.

Travel Budget Slashes, Meeting Crunch and Going Virtual

Nancy White

INVITATION: ED-MEDIA 2009 serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia and telecommunications/distance education.


Tony Karrer

We talked about the SCORM test suite, SCORM test wrappers, and various test tools such as Trident , Reload player ([link] SCORM Test Track , remote debugging using tools like WebEx, HTTP traffic tracking with tools like Firebug , and some other things. Quite a great bit of discussion and useful information. There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. Well worth looking at some of them.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

so my focus could have been on richer information sharing" "Have a pre-class experience for those unfamiliar with the tools to learn more about them by having demonstrations or showing examples. Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

So, both the webinar tool (Elluminate, WebEx, Adobe Connect, etc.) I recently complained that even after all these years, tools like Elluminate and WebEx still didn't provide the ability to have people put their pictures and other information on their profiles so you could find out more about the users. Obviously to make the twitter thing work, users would have to provide their twitter credentials, so having this kind of profile information becomes more important.

Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

I'm sure that once you add presence-based audio (meaning you can hear people who are close to you) that WebEx style systems will begin to look more like second life so you can have easier break-out sessions.


Tony Karrer

Can run PowerPoint in Adobe Connect, WebEx or other virtual meeting software. Tufte - information visualization. I'm at the Dan Roam - The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures - keynote at DevLearn. You can find something similar here. What problems can we solve with pictures? All of them. We all know how to do this. Three quarters of our brain is dedicated to visual processing.

Social Experience

Tony Karrer

Why the heck doesn't each tool – WebEx, Adobe Connect, Elluminate, etc. ask for a bit more profile information in order to try to make it have a better social experience? Interesting image from post by Dave White – Eventedness that relates to our social experience with different tools.

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0

The Ability to Lead Remote Employees Will Become the Next 2.0 Skill

Dan Pontefract

Do you post short, informal videos about anything business related that the team could benefit from? Do you have a platform such as Webex , LiveMeeting , Elluminate or Centra that allows this? Winter Olympic fever has enveloped my beloved city of Vancouver , but I’ve managed to take a break from the action to opine about an issue that clearly needs more than a mere blog post to help modify or even evolve.

Profile Photos

Tony Karrer

Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. I'm going to use that little bit of information to decide if I will go look you up on LinkedIn, or send you a message about something, or otherwise interact. I received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

Adobe Connect has somewhat of an academic presence, but it has seen far more success in corporate settings, similar to WebEx and GoToMeeting. Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. He’s an extremely informed and capable person.

New Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

You would categorize the space from faceless (WebEx) to 3D/complex (Second Life) and your solution is this new category of approachable 3D. I'm not going to mention the specific tool because they didn't provide any of the information I would need to assess whether it's an interesting offering or a me too. For the past 15 years, I've spent a lot of time working on start-ups both inside and outside the world of eLearning.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Elluminate did not work through several firewalls, so we had to switch to WebEx. while the risk is probably low that you will actually have information leak out: Try to limit content to information that would cause little damage to the company if it were made public. Under such regulations, it is the responsibility of the company—not the software as a service provider—to protect sensitive information.

The social media I use

Nancy White

WebEx and Live Meeting – take note! If you are a technology steward for a community, how does your personal configuration inform the configuration of the community? Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Interesting spaces - informal meeting and/or socializing space. As a presenter, great guidance and specific information from organisers. Enough variety to provide a wide range of options Enough opportunities for informal fellowship to allow me to meet others.