Trend Questions: More Synchronous Online Interaction?

Nancy White

One trend I’m noticing with my clients is a preference for synchronous online interactions, from quick Skype calls to organized web meetings using tools that allow desktop sharing, white boards and even video. (I Even across diverse time zones, there is more synchronous.

Access to Your Data - Via Remote Access, or Local Synchronization?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm a big fan of local synchronization tools, with my current preference being SugarSync - I sync about 8GB of data between various machines.

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New Facebook Features: Filter Stream Publisher

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook’s only realtime/synchronous app before was a private one2one instant messenger. Technorati Tags: distribution , Facebook , homepage , new , social network , synchronous. Changes are a’comin’ to mega social network Facebook - Filters, Stream and Publisher.

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Nancy White

Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

Sylvia Currie , from BCcampus has very kindly offered us the use of her Blackboard Collaborate platform for our synchronous sessions. Here is the schedule [link] with dates of the live synchronous sessions. This is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012.

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Access to open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

Sometimes it has been slow and sometimes I have dropped out when making synchronous connections such as in a Google Hangout, but this has been minimal and has not interfered with my ability to work.

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5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses

e-Moderation Station

4 Synchronous sessions. If most of your online course takes place asynchronously, ensure that the regular synchronous (real-time) videoconferencing sessions are built into the course. Consider running synchronous sessions in a virtual world such as Second Life. Image by mrtopp.

Managing Meetings in SharePoint 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Assigning, aggregating, and synchronizing tasks and actions. In my book Collaboration Roadmap (2011) I talk about managing meetings as one of the “collaboration scenarios” that can be enhanced / improved through new tools.

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Tips for online decision making

Joitske Hulsebosch

Organise a synchronous call or chat. It is much easier to use a synchronous moment (when everybody is online at the same time) to make a group decision. Hence you might organise a synchronous moment.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

Emilio: Third, include a synchronous element. The most effective tool I feel I had was our weekly synchronous “Office Hours.” When we held our weekly synchronous Office Hours, this became much more real.

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Absent presence in online interaction

Jenny Connected

The course was designed so that online participants were projected into the face-to-face space via a synchronous video link, but the distance afforded a time difference, which meant that I didn’t have to join the room/course until midday.

First Steps to Planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

It has occurred to me to wonder whether just this one element of running a MOOC means that many groups who could really benefit from MOOC-like activities, such as charities, would not be able to afford to run synchronous sessions. This begs a second question – what would be the effect of not offering synchronous sessions in a MOOC? Are MOOCs reliant on synchronous sessions? Do synchronous sessions dominate to the detriment of other modes of learning in a MOOC?

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

Here is the recording of the session: And here is a link to the complete recording in Blackboard Collaborate , including the chat and an example, in the second half of the session, of how to manage group work in a synchronous online session.

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The Pedagogy of ModPo

Jenny Connected

Instead they offer a set of resources, synchronously once a year for 10 weeks, including links to a huge number of open resources. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

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Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

Use synchronous moments. Synchronous moments such as chats or webinars are very convenient to hear what's going on and receive feedback. At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Digital Habitats

As we prepare for a synchronous conversation today, I realized I can frame this question from a technology stewardship perspective, specifically the idea of curating our own personal technology configurations so that they can help us tap into and amplify the value of our networks.

Beyond the Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Is that a good use of precious synchronous time? Sharing information is essential, but synchronous time should always have significant multi directional interaction. Choosing a synchronous mode, to me, implies interaction.

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oneDrum Releases Peer-to-Peer Collaboration Application for Microsoft Office #collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The application brings Google Docs functionality and more to Microsoft Office documents, with edits appearing in real time when working online, while offline edits synchronize effortlessly when connectivity is re-established.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

The one instance where, in my experience, a facilitator is definitely needed is in any synchronous sessions that are offered. There is an intense discussion going on in the CPsquare community at the moment about the work of learning facilitators. Quite a few members of the CPsquare community work independently as community facilitators or for an organisation.

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Tips for Facilitating a Week in Change11 MOOC

Nancy White

My event was focused on a few key questions I put on slides in the synchronous meeting room white board. A friend asked me to share any tips I had after facilitating week 8 of the massively open online course (MOOC) Change11. In the interest of openness, here is a copy of my response!

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Do We Need Defined Work Hours?

Portals and KM

In addition, work that requires synchronous teamwork such as factory production lines need coordinated schedules. Last week I asked if you were engaged in your work? Another post-Labor question is whether your job should have defined hours.    This is the question asked by Mathew Ingram at Gigaom. Many people already do not have defined hours and I am one. However, I do not think there is a blanket answer.

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Evernote Updates the Evernote iPhone App

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I like about Evernote is that notes created on one computer or device synchronize across my other devices. The way I use this is to synchronize Evernote notebooks and embedded PDFs and images to my iPad, for access wherever around the world - without needing a network connection.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

As we prepare for a synchronous conversation today, I realized I can frame this question from a technology stewardship perspective, specifically the idea of curating our own personal technology configurations so that they can help us tap into and amplify the value of our networks.

FSLT13 – What is learning?

Jenny Connected

Officially this is the Orientation week, so this synchronous session was simply to explain how the course will run, to have a go at using BB Collaborate tools (see below) and to raise and answer questions.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

We have deliberately chosen to distribute the course across different platforms – WordPress (for the Home site), Moodle (for the course), Blackboard Collaborate (for the live synchronous sessions) and we are still discussing whether or not to have a separate wiki site, or to go with the wiki in Moodle. Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link].

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

We have deliberately chosen to distribute the course across different platforms – WordPress (for the Home site), Moodle (for the course), Blackboard Collaborate (for the live synchronous sessions) and we are still discussing whether or not to have a separate wiki site, or to go with the wiki in Moodle. Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link].

SugarSync Updates its iPhone/iPad App

Michael Sampson - Currents

SugarSync is a wonderful tool - for file synchronization. I use it extensively, to synchronize 7 GB of data across multiple computers. SugarSync announced a major revision to its iPhone and iPad app : " Have you ever been responding to an email on your iPhone and iPad and realized that you need to attach an important file? This is a real challenge when the file is trapped on your computer back at the office.

The Papermore Office - What Can We Do?

Michael Sampson - Currents

DropBox, apparently, goes a step forward and will synchronize your files to the iPad, for offline / disconnected access and editing. It also enables ease capture of notes and ideas when you're on-the-go, and then synchronize those back to your main computer. Oscar does a great job of pulling together recent research on the "paperless office" (yeah right) : " Our production and consumption of paper is destructive to both our environment and humanity.

2nd Networked Learning Hotseat – Nov 20-25

Jenny Connected

They start the week on Sunday 20th with an elluminate synchronous session at 1:00pm MDT. The Ist Hotseat was well worth attending – so I’m looking forward to this one. Value of Nets, Sets and Groups. This year’s second Hot Seat discussion in the area of networked learning runs from November 20-25. Terry Anderson & Jon Dron will facilitate a discussion on Nets, sets and groups. Check out your time zone here: [link]. You can enter the elluminate room here: [link].

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Good Advice for Content Curators

Portals and KM

Sean quotes NYU Professor Clay Shirky: "Curation comes up when search stops working…[and] when people realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also about synchronizing a community." Sean Carton  wrote an interesting piece, Become a Content Curation King. He first noted that this high flying buzzword is not actually a word. My spell checker agrees but I am sure that Webster will add it soon.

IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0

Portals and KM

This allows security setting, users, and groups to be synchronized between Quickr and Connections. This is the first of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections) but it had been a while since I took another detailed look.

Problems with Evernote - Sluggishness

Michael Sampson - Currents

I really like Evernote - for it's cross-platform support (Mac, PC, and iPad especially), the cloud-based synchronization service, the tags across notebooks, and more. I have been using Evernote intensively for much of this year, and I think I'm hitting its limits - and far too soon for my liking. I only have 408 items across 6 Evernote notebooks. but it's becoming really sluggish. For example, I'm typing a sentence, finish typing the words, and Evernote is a few words behind.

Why chat streams are critical to live events

Nancy White

And it is not just applicable to webinars but to all synchronous online interactions regardless of the tool. cc Some rights reserved by incognito2020. AK nails it! Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference.

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#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

From the synchronous webinar last night Peter Rawsthorne made the point that there are 4-5 billion people on the planet who are not attending school. (screenshot from Peter Rawsthorne’s presentation).

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#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

From the synchronous webinar last night Peter Rawsthorne made the point that there are 4-5 billion people on the planet who are not attending school. (screenshot from Peter Rawsthorne’s presentation).

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Slack Research for Slack

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ I have no doubt there is real value here, and I was particularly interested in the approach of integrating with file sharing and synchronization services like Dropbox rather than building one into the service. Ashlee at BusinessWeek reviews Slack , another new service for moving people beyond email.

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Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 – Some Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced OneDrive for Business, a stand-alone product for secure cloud-based file storage, synchronization, and sharing. The week of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference for 2014 has arrived, and as is usual for such events, today’s opening sessions featured a bevy of new announcements about the roadmap for SharePoint, Office 365, and more. The highlights I noted from afar are: 1. Office Graph.

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Resource Guide to Learning Delivery Methods

Full Circle Associates

What learning delivery methods are there and how do you consider them? In 2014 Scott Leslie and I supported an analysis for decision making on training strategies for the International Labour Organization’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, now the Impact Insurance Facility ( [link] ).

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Working in Blackboard

Jenny Connected

Things that should be easy, such as blogging, editing and uploading videos, live synchronous sessions, using wikis etc. Source of image. Fifteen years ago I was working in an institution which invested in Blackboard as its first VLE.

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