Thanks for all who participated in an interesting seminar! Don’t forget the next seminar at Kitee on 21.11.2007 (see http://clint.wisdomoftheworld.com/?p=77)
We still need some work on figuring out the best ways to handle video and audio in this environment (especially for people who wish to join us from developing countries), but at least this represents a start at trying to include people at a distance in these PhD seminars.
I’m sure one day we will look back and think about how primitive these tools are, but for now it is the best we have.
- Report by Erkki’s trip to South Africa & Discussion with Marjo from San Diego (unfortunately, although we could hear her great, the mic didn’t record Marjo very well as we tried to capture her voice from Skype into Adobe Connect): (Duration – 00:31:36) http://connectpro64128288.emea
- Introduction to Temtim (his connection was not working, so I used some material that he gave me in advance to introduce him) and report on our paper that I presented in Sweden (Duration – 00:06:07) http://connectpro64128288.emea
- Discussion led by Javier regarding how to better reorganize the existing EdTech and IMPDET web pages. (Duration – 00:31:36) http://connectpro64128288.emea
- Discussion led by Clint about research by the Gallup organization regarding what is it that people have in common who are excellent at what they do (in business, education, sports, entertainment, etc.). We discussed the one thing they found these people had in common. (Duration – 00:24:50) – For part of this time (starting at about 00:17:00) we broke into groups and I do not think anyone will want to watch that part. http://connectpro64128288.emea
- Continuation of the previous discussion…reporting on each others strengths. (Javier also suggested a questionnaire for anyone to take which helps you identify your strengths – can be found by clicking on this sentence) (Duration – 00:14:41) http://connectpro64128288.emea
- Presentation by Andres about his research in Tanzania (his audio was not very consistent for us, but you can actually hear the first parts of it better once his slide show starts in the recording than we did in real life). Once you are viewing it, you can also see in the “file share” pod a document called presentation.pdf – click on it and save it to your computer, or you can also find it as an attachment on my blog entry about this PhD day. He has requested that we please review the presentation document and email him any feedback you have for his research! (Duration – 00:17:34) http://connectpro64128288.emea
I have some questions for you now:
- Did you watch any of these?
- Were they helpful?
- Should we continue to do this?
- Any other suggestions/ideas to make it better?