Yesterday I gave a 90 minute online session to the Calgary eLearning Network, using Elluminate (a free “room” was provided by the company). This web presentation platform is quite robust and simple to learn if you’ve some experience with synchronous web tools. It’s based on a presentation model though, which means that it’s best for a lecture format, with one person doing most of the talking. It’s more difficult to get a conversation going, with only one person holding the microphone at any given time. The audio was good and I liked the polling function to get some quick feedback.
Here are links to what we discussed, in order of appearance:
Dion Hinchcliffe’s blog on Web 2.0 (I used some of his excellent diagrams)
Hugh McLeod’s Gaping Void cartoons and commentary (may not be workplace safe)
Dave Pollard on PKM
Will Richardson on Reading & Writing Online
Stock & Flow on the InternetTime Wiki
Leigh Blackall’s Networked Learning photo set
* You can test out Elluminate with their free vRoom offer.