WiAOC 2005 Convergence Portal | Moodle | Webheads in Action Portal Page
Domains: http://wiaoc.org | http://www.wiaoc.org | http://help.wiaoc.org | http://schedule.wiaoc.org | http://keynotes.wiaoc.org | http://credits.wiaoc.org | http://presenters.wiaoc.org | (C)opyright 2005 Vance Stevens)
Update for Nov 17 - Last minute changes to schedules being made now
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This conference is called a CONVERGENCE because unlike institutionally mounted online conferences, this one is cobbled together through a convergence of many free resources and alliances that have come together to focus on three days of collective effort from collaborations developed and nurtured over the past several years. All involved in this convergence are doing so without any compensation whatsover so that participants may enjoy the experience with no one anywhere constrained by any financial impediments, except cost of Internet connection. This convergence is the first of its kind ever in that it is completely free and open to everyone in the world, and put on by experts who have donated their limited time and considerable expertise graciously. We hope to make it an annual event, and hold the next one in March 2007.
To participate, you can do any of the following. All are optional.
|Joining our conference is as easy as:||What you should do:||How?||Do I have to?||Why?|
|ONE||Register at our Moodle portal||Start a new account. Fill in the details with your name and valid email address. Give yourself a user name and password. Check your mail and respond to the confirmation message. Then log on with your user name and password.||No, you don't have to. Our Moodle 'course' allows guest access.||So you can upload a picture and profile info so others can get to know you. So you can respond to the forums, create new discussions, and participate in other asynchronous components of our conference, if you wish to do so.|
|TWO||Register at Learning Times||Apply for an account. Give details, check email.||No, you don't have to. You can listen to simulcasts at Worldbridges of most LT events.||First, you'll have access to a virtual library of online recordings on many ed tech topics. Secondly you'll be able to participate live in online voice chats with presenters|
|THREE||Follow the schedule||We have two official schedules which we
try hard to keep in synch. One schedule is generated dynamically from the
proposals database. This schedule has
information such times, venues, and abstracts.
The conference coordinator is keeping a working schedule here. This schedule has a slightly different presentation, no abstracts, should be in synch with the dynamic one, and records backstage info such as who's helping where and when.
Two of our sponsors are keeping schedules of synchronous events in their venues. They are Learning Times and Worldbridges.
|I'm afraid you might have to do this one.|
|FOUR?||Test your connections through trial visits to our conference venues||Problems? If after ONE, TWO, THREE you're still not there, consult our guides below.||Or any time during the conference, visit the Reception area at http://www.tappedin.org for live online help.|
START HERE: Voice Technology Tools Handout with links to help pages for Learning Times/Elluminate, Worldbridges, Tapped In, Skype, and Alado/Talking Communities: http://alothman-b.tripod.com/evonline_voicechat_tools.htm
Also: Teresa Almeida d'Eca's "How to" file on Alado and Elluminate: http://126.96.36.199/teresadeca/webheads/tutorials/elluminatealadohints.doc
Help with Learning Times
You must register at http://www.learningtimes.org in order
to use the tools there
Quick Reference Guide for Participants: http://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/ELive_Participant_Quick_Reference_Guide_6.5.pdf
Are you a presenter and need to enter your chat room as a moderator? How do you do that?
Simple answer, scroll down below the big green Enter button and choose moderator's entry
More complex answer ...
- Enroll in the presenters course at http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=25 (get the key from Vance)
- See how to enter as MODERATOR and load a PowerPoint slide show to Elluminate http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/file.php/25/elluminate/LT_loadppt.html and
- See how to display a PowerPoint slide show and what it looks like uploaded http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/file.php/25/elluminate/LT_displayppt.html
Help with Alado
Webheads Room: http://www.alado.net/webheads
Help with Worldbridges
Worldbridges webcast and simulcast streams:
Worldbridges text chat:
Help with Tapped In
Help with Moodle
Help with Java
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