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Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-11-02 03:41
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Audacity new release 1.3.2 beta

Webcast Academy - Thu, 2006-11-02 00:35
News today that a new version of Audacity is available which 'contains dozens of new features and capabilities' including 92 LADSPA plug-ins for Windows. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Meeting 1.3.2

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 23:00
Webcast Academy Meeting 1.3.2
Sunday, Oct. 29
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Chat Log Below 


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What now?

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 17:57
I am having a lot of trouble getting organized and finding the correct support materials. I am an old math / science / programming teacher and the chaos is had to embrace. Any ideas to help me out? Sharon
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Anxiety of recording

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 13:07

First sorry to miss you all last Sunday - as a penance I'm going to get up at 1.30am tonight to join whoever manages the 8.30 EST mini-meet.

But the great news is I did take part on Sunday - albeit asynchronously. Like the student who sends their tape recorder to the lecture, there is always the danger that I may never appear and take part in real time again, but I'm missing you all already. This is why the webcast/podcast model is a valid, valuable approach. As participants I think we understand the significance of the social value of using this technology. The social aspect therefore is equally about the need/desire to give as well as take (or listen).

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Small Group Meeting - Wed.Nov.1st -8:30pm EST...Everyone Welcome

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 04:31

Hello all,

There is going to be a small group meeting on Wednesday Nov. 1st at 8:30pm EST for WebCast Academy Interns. Global times are listed here.

Okay, that was easy... announcing the meeting was simple... but where do will we actually "meet"??? I've checked the Book of Webcasting for some hints about these small group meetings and there wasn't a listing so I think we're on our own here and you definitely don't want me leading!! I participated in my first Skypecast on Sunday!...or was that a conference???...sheesh, so many terms to learn...

Anyway, I'm just going to jump in and say let's 'meet' in a webhuddle meeting spot. Here are the directions:

1. At 8:30pm EST (Wed.Nov.1st) go to: http://www.webhuddle.com/

2. Click on "Join Meeting" at the top of the page.

3. Complete the form on the "Join" page by using my email address - [email protected] and the password 'smallgroup' (without the quotes).

In the WebHuddle, I will initiate VOIP (Audio) and recording the session. We will start off by using the chat (since I'm unsure the audio will work) and do demonstrations if need be (see topic #2 below) - I'm hoping someone knowledgeable will drop by and 'offer' to create some skype-thingy that we can join (I believe we will have better audio but I'm really unsure)....otherwise, I will try my best to become a 'skyper' on the spot.

Agenda Items (thus far......please add additional things you would like to cover under the Wednesday meeting thread here: http://www.webcastacademy.net/node/484 ) -

1. Round Robin on how everybody's doing - what's been fun and what's been frrruusstt...not so fun.

2. Tips, Tricks, Walk-throughs on How to record both sides of a Skype Call.

3. Next Time to meet (and suggested improvements, meeting techniques, etc).

I'm thinking we'll be together for about an hour and half or so.

A few other things.....

During Sunday's meeting, Jeff created a table for the 1.3 interns whereby you can add an "X" to keep track of the things you've done and see the things you have yet to do... You can check it out here: http://www.webcastacademy.net/Class_of_1.3
At this page, you can select the "edit" tab and an "X" under the column of the task you have completed.

You can see Art's minutes from the Sunday's meeting here: http://www.webcastacademy.net/node/500

Paradox66 (sorry I don't know your 'other' name) has created a wikispace and has invited all interns to share the space with knowledge and mindmaps - Here is the link announcing this endeavour: http://www.webcastacademy.net/node/500 and the wiki link is here: http://webcastclass.wikispaces.com/

Well that's about it... hope to 'see' some of you Wednesday night (EST) in the 'huddle'.


Skype ID - sl_info

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Trying to Get into the Groove

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 01:30

I missed the sunday meeting because I was out of town for a family function and could not possibly log in to join the group. Now I am scrambling to catch up. Have downloaded the mp3 file and will listen to what transpired and catch up on the conversations in print here, there and everywhere. Information seems scattered all over the place. I'm trying to find time to focus enough to catch the gist of the organization that I fear is not really here given the infinite expansion possibilities of the communication tools we are using. :-)

Here are a couple of my students podcasting on Tuesday afternoon. Hey! if they can do it, so can I.

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Numerous downloads later...

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 00:29
I don't give up easily but I stubbornly attempt to accomplish tasks without fully comprehending the instructions. So when I tried to get the vac working I ran into a problem. I had Skype on, Audacity up, and vac open. I chose cable 1 in Audacity and compared all the settings. I took a phone call, activated the vac and then pressed record in Adacity. It appeared to be recording but the resulting audio file seemed more like a transmission from another planet. I plan to re-read the directions and try again, but if anyone has already overcome this obsticle, please share your secrets with me and anyone else who may be wondering too.

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Which night (s) or day(s) do you prefer to meet?

Webcast Academy - Wed, 2006-11-01 00:17
Weekends only either Saturday or Sunday 0% (0 votes) Any day of the week after 8 pm 17% (1 vote) Monday after 8 pm 0% (0 votes) Tuesday after 8 pm 0% (0 votes) Wednesday after 8 pm 50% (3 votes) Thursday after 8 pm 17% (1 vote) Friday after 8 pm 0% (0 votes) Daytime is best for me. 17% (1 vote) Saturday only 0% (0 votes) Sunday only 0% (0 votes) Total votes: 6
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Using Wikispace to hold mindmaps and learningprocess at one place

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-10-31 22:33
I was thinking that we could make a Wiki where we share our knowledge and gather our learningprocess at one place. I call it Webcastclass. I made my own page with a mind map and some thoughts. Since there is a RSS you can follow the process as other put their pages up... Then everyone can use their own favorite-program to make their mindmap...
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Conference webcast discussion - last call for interested participants

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-10-31 15:54

Brad Hicks and Paul Reid will be webcasting for the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia's (ECAWA) state conference on Monday the 6th of November. The topic for the webcast will be 'What is the current state of ICT's in education and what can we predict for the future?' The webcast will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. West Australian time (GMT + 8).

We would like to have a number of overseas participants join us for this webcast. We believe that international participants will add to the scope of the discussion and also demonstrate the power of webcasting as a forum for collaborative discussion. If you are able to join us for this discussion I would appreciate confirmation of your participation by e-mailing Brad at [email protected]

Please refer to the attached document for a rough outline of some of the issues that might be discussed during this webcast. The support of the webcasting community would be greatly appreciated. Coversion for local times can be found here


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Multiple Mics and Headphones when webcasting

Webcast Academy - Tue, 2006-10-31 15:45
Has anyone tried a multiple mic and headphone setup? Will be webcasting from a conference next week and may have more than two presenters at the computer that will be streaming. In the past I have manged 2 presenters with a shared USB mic and an RCA splitter for the headphones. So if anyone has any suggestions I'd be interested to hear. And just to make it more interesting - I'll be working on a Mac :-) (but would be interested to hear PC solutions too).
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My notes from the Oct. 29th meeting

Webcast Academy - Mon, 2006-10-30 21:06

I’m listening to the recording of the meeting and taking notes as I go through of the sudden outbursts I would normally share with people in a meeting. Luckily you only get subjected to the sudden bursts of typing, nothing more.


I like the idea but we would need to make sure that if people are going to use the certification as part of their professional development there needs to be a way to demonstrate the value of the certificate contents and what it took to earn them. A thought is to create a screencast presentation (5 minutes, no more) of the content of the certification that can be used to explain to anyone what the cert. means and what it took to get it. We could work on that as a group and make it part of the final class project.

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Small Group - Wednesdays?

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-10-29 22:28
Is anyone available on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 -7:30 or 8:30-10:00 EST to talk about our assignments?
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My brief intro - and problem solved with locating invisible Lame file

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-10-29 21:06
Oh dear. I made my recording in Audacity while we had our webcast session, strongly encouraged by Jeff. I managed to clean out some stuttering and uhms. Then I struggled for quite a while to locate the lame file, which has to be done from inside Audacity when you wish to convert from the .aup format to mp3. I knew this would be tricky as I've had this silly problem before. People have tried patiently to walk me through this, but with no succes - until now! I don't know why it was not unzipped properly in the Aucatity program folder as I wanted it to, and my Search skills are poor with the Windows PC for some reason (being a mac user by origin) At last I thought of opening the EasyZip folder - and there inside ! yes yes yes! I found the much desired Lame folder! No problem :-)

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Can I carry on?

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-10-29 19:01
Dennis writing. I was/am a member of 2.1 but I was away for well over 4 weeks.  Can I carry on trying to stream - so far unsuccessful - so that I can complete the training course?
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Niels presentation in English

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-10-29 16:57
I hope you have enjoyed my Danish presentation in Camtasia - here is a litte presentation in English Looking forward to know you all. Download file(597 Kb) read more

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Suggestions on recording screencasts

Webcast Academy - Sun, 2006-10-29 16:21
Any suggestions/recommendations on software for recording screencasts for playback by users through a web site? I'm not looking for real time playback, but rather for training of adult ed students on technical processes.
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Upcoming Meetings and Last Call for the Class of 1.x

Webcast Academy - Sat, 2006-10-28 19:20
October 28, 2006 Newsletter

Dear Webcast Academy Interns and Registrants,

  Thanks to the Class of 1.3 for a great first week of the session. For those who are interested in becoming interns, but have not yet registered or become active, it's still not too late - this is a last call to join the class of 1.x.  If you would like to be considered part of The Webcast Academy Class of 1.x, you need to post an audio introduction by Nov. 1, 11:59pmGMT.  In order to receive the necessary posting privileges, you  will need to have posted a short note on this forum thread expressing your interest. 
    Everyone is welcome to participate in the community and learn whatever they can from the Webcast Academy site, but only 1.x interns will be able to stream from the Webcast Academy Sandbox Channels and be eligible to receive webcasting certification during the upcoming 1st Academy Certification Council .  For  a discussion about what that means and how to begin posting to your Webcaster Portfolio, please tune in to Webcast Academy Meeting 1.3.2 or listen to the recording. The Class of 2.x is scheduled to begin early in 2007, but the certification council will not meet again for at least 6 months.
At the bottom of this note is a list of those who have applied to be part of the Class of 1.x and those who have posted audio introductions.  If you've posted an audio introduction, but it is not noted, please send a quick email with a link to the mp3 file to [email protected]
Members of the Classes of 1.1 and 1.2, if you have not posted your introductions, please do so if you'd like to receive certification at the upcoming council.

There are two meetings coming up on Sunday, Oct. 29
Please note that daylight savings time ends tonight in many time zones, so we may need to re-adjust our internal GMT calculators.
Brad will be hosting a Mac users session at either either noon or 1pm GMT - stay tuned to the event listing for clarification.
I will be hosting a general meeting at 9amPST/noonEST/5pmGMT (global times).
The agenda includes: Posting Guide, ID3Tags, Info about the Station Module Automatic Archive Update, 1.3 Learning Plan, Open Workshop - Q&A, Troubleshooting
For those who have not yet listened to Meeting 1.3.1, we discussed having mini-meetings and workshops at other times.  All 1.x interns are welcome to schedule and host gatherings at any time.  To do so, simply click 'Create Content/event'.  You can also send a newsletter out to other interns by clicking 'create content/ newsletter) and selecting 'Webcast Academy Intern Newsletter'.

Thanks again to all those who've made the Academy such an interesting place to learn,

----current list of interns and audio introductions-----
It's not too late to add your name....

Class of 1.1
  1. Paul Allison 
  2. Lee Baber 
  3. Dave Cormier 
  4. Dugar
  5. Conrad  Dwojak 
  6. Susan Ettenheim
  7. Jeff Flynn 
  8. Brad Hicks 
  9. Jeff Lebow
  10. Tim McKean
  11. Alex Ragone 
  12. Vance Stevens 
  13. Bonnie Stewart 
  14. Graham Stanley 
  15. Doug Symington
Class of 1.2
  1. Tim Fredrick
  2. Cheryl Oakes
  3. Jason Robertshaw
  4. Paul Ellerman
  5. Elderbob Brannon
  6. Dennis Newson
  7. David Baron
  8. Alice Barr
  9. Paul Reid
  10. Randy Ziegenfuss
  11. Trevor Shanklin
  12. Carla Arena
  13. Jose Rodriguez
  14. Erika Cruvinel
  15. Arvind Grover
  16. Miguel Guhlin
  17. Liz Drake
  18. Tsylla Balbino
  19. Parag Shah
Class of 1.3
  1. Niels Damgaard
  2. Susanne Nyrop
  3. Andrew Middleton
  4. JenniferW
  5. Bengt Båvegård
  6. Art Gelwicks
  7. Salmanbas
  8. Madeline Brownstone
  9. Sharon Betts
  10. Kyi_Shwin
  11. Marilyn Jimenez
  12. sendkathy
  13. Jeff Jones
  14. Dusten
  15. Anne Fox
  16. Cathy Evanoff
  17. Sarah Hansen
  18. Thupten Nyima
  19. Sue Lister
  20. Buthaina

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Using Compendium from Open Learn to visualize...

Webcast Academy - Fri, 2006-10-27 08:43

Since when we had our webcast i run into Open Learn from Open University...

And their tool Compendium is an easy way to do Mindmaps. They also save in XML and it is programmed in Java so it is not plattformdependent..


and their Labspace
Screencast for Compendium

With Compendium we could give our image of the process...

Maybe if everyone do a mindmap so they themself get their clearview of the process. And everyone presenting their mindmap would give everyones view of the process...

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