Steph @ Internet Librarian 2008

December 1, 2008

LOL @ your library: Live Online Learning

Filed under: Uncategorized — by stephrmiller @ 7:00 pm

  • demands and costs for training were going up
  • new channel of communication needed
  • more cross-over in services
  • videoconferencing
    • benefits: reduced travel, fuel use, emissions
    • but costs: telepresence out of our league, IT staff time, bandwidth
  • online conferencing – chose webjunction
    • view same slides loaded by presenter
    • communicate by voice
    • best for informing rather than persuading
    • little add’l hardware needed
    • web-hosted – just need headphones
    • first app – staff training
    • then staff meetings
    • then public offerings
  • need
    • high bandwidth land line
    • need full internet access for staff pcs
    • headsets w/ mics
    • need private space
    • recommend – voip
  • check out Wimba
  • How will you use
    • Training – lecture, interactive, slide share
    • Meetings – most verbal interaction
    • Webinars – system bandwidth
  • Needs of your audience
    • Staff vs. public
    • Local vs distant
    • Connection speeds
  • Good to have a producer role (i.e. program host) – second pair of eyes, take care of tech
  • Audio
    • Voip
      • Webinars
      • Large audiences, low interaction
    • Phone conference
      • Meetings
      • Small group, high interaction
    • Voip + phone
      • Flexible for webinars or training
  • Apps & plug-ins
    • Java based – wimba + many
    • Flash (adobe connect)
    • App download (webex)
  • Teen second life
  • Use evanced software for events
  • Learn how to learn online – free online courses thru InSync
    • tinyurl.com/6x42fg
    • InSync
      • How to teach online
      • Available at discount thru webjunction
      • Wimba – how to be a learner

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