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Why We Should Ensure Our Global Audience Can “Be There” At Conferences

Why We Should Ensure Our Global Audience Can “Be There” At Conferences

Yes I know Mlearn 2007 conference was sooooo last week (I’m now at WA E-Learning Conference) but I have to share the story of people like Simon Brown, from my network, who did not attend the conference, but felt a sense of “being there” through the blog posts, flickr photos, twitter, Skype, wiki sites and live Elluminate sessions. People like Simon are the exact reason why we need to ensure, wherever practically possible, that conferences do provide: services for people…

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Engaged OR Enraged? How Can We Do Presentations Better?

Engaged OR Enraged? How Can We Do Presentations Better?

To be honest I did feel that John Larkin was being a bit harsh when he said “Enough of the “world changing” five minute videos and please do not pad out your presentations with one video after another during a keynote at a conference unless you were the author of the included video(s).” But after being in conference workshops for most of this week, admittedly not with a lot of video, I do agree that presenters really need to think…

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Needed! Global Community Participants!

Needed! Global Community Participants!

Well todays the day! Now the countdown has begun for the presentation on social networking for NSW Learnscope. The trouble with social networking is it is really hard “to get” social networking and the incredible value of a global community helping one another unless you are “already in that space”. Most of the participants will have limited exposure to networking so my plan is to make the session interactive and model social networking with them in action — which will…

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Make It Interactive! Engaging But Not Overwhelming! Using Other People As Your Eyes And Ears!

Make It Interactive! Engaging But Not Overwhelming! Using Other People As Your Eyes And Ears!

Today I did my Video in E-learning” for e-Tips n Tools for the 2007 Australian E-learning Networks using a virtual classroom (Elluminate) with +60 participants from Australia, Canada and Chile. The guidelines for the session were make it interactive, hands on and designed for people new to use of video. I decided to go all out with this session into unchartered waters –by setting up a Ning community (etools and Tips for Educators) for use during the presentation (here are…

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Busy! Been Neglecting YOU! SORRY

Busy! Been Neglecting YOU! SORRY

Well I know some of my readers are feeling pleased that I am busy at the moment — so they can catch up with reading my blog but my apologies to those waiting for me to finish my post series on the use of Web 2.0 with students! I will continue soon! But I’ve been really busy…..and this week have some online presentation that I have to take care of! Video in Elearning Today I will be doing my Video…

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Make It Interactive, Engaging and Model Use of Tools! Will I Crash and Burn?

Make It Interactive, Engaging and Model Use of Tools! Will I Crash and Burn?

I have agreed to do an online session (using Elluminate) on “Video in E-learning” for e-Tips n Tools for the 2007 Australian E-learning Networks. Mine is a “how to” session on video, for one hour, and I have to keep in mind these sessions are aimed towards beginners. Oh did I mention they have also requested we make them interactive. Most of the advice people have been giving me on How Do We Get Others To BUY IN? To Make…

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Dangers of Presentation 2.0!

Dangers of Presentation 2.0!

Last week I posted on how: Nancy White made me into a bullet-less person (no bullets allowed in PowerPoint presentations) Vicki Davis and Gabriela Grosseck inspired me to go Presentation 2.0 Now that I have let my imagination inspire me, learnt how to locate photos in the creative commons section of Flickr and changed the whole thinking process of how I would prepare a PowerPoint I love this method of creating PowerPoint (Tips: keep all photos in one folder on…

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No boring PowerPoint allowed!

No boring PowerPoint allowed!

My obsession has now moved from no bullets allowed to no boring PowerPoint template can be used (calm – it only applies to me – so far). After giving Presentation 2.0 a try for my BarCamp session I could no longer live with the old way. My obsessive personality is tiring. The good news is I have learnt a lot more about how to use flickr and am always trying to find photos that I can legally use. Searching Flickr…

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No Bullets allowed!

No Bullets allowed!

Ever since I went to Nancy White’s presentation last year I have not been able to use bullet points in PowerPoint presentations. Why? Because she told us bullets are out. It has become so bad that if I walk past someone at work using bullet points I will push them off their own machine, go into slide master and change the formatting to remove all traces of those nasty creatures. I get into some great discussions about why bullets are…

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