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Reformatting synchronous recordings like #Elluminate to publish them in #mobile formats

Ignatia Webs

What I usely do to reformat Elluminate sessions into mobile accessible files is record the screen + audio of the sessions via Camtasia (there is a 30 day free trail version: [link] ) With Camtasia you can record the screen and audio of the Elluminate session. During the last MobiMOOC we had some synchronous sessions where mLearning experts gave their insights in mLearning.

Positive deviance

Learning with e's

At its peak my Elluminate webinar last night attracted a knowledgeable and discerning audience of about 150 people from around the world, which I found very rewarding. positive deviance Elluminate change agency Steve HargadonAt the invitation of Steve Hargadon I spoke about the future of learning, with social media as a key feature. So from the undesirable comes the desirable.

Blackboard + Elluminate + Wimba = Blackboard Collaborate (Breaking News) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

announced late today that it is acquiring Elluminate and Wimba, leading providers of. Blackboard Inc. synchronous and collaboration technology. The teams from the three companies will combine to form. Blackboard Collaborate, a standalone platform.

Elluminating experience

Learning with e's

Just enjoyed an interesting half hour testing out the Elluminate Live! Tags: sloan consortium blog Elluminate Live wiki EDEN platform in preparation for a panel session I will be doing with Helen Keegan (Salford University) and Nicholas Breakwell (Hibernia College, Dublin) for the Sloan Consortium International Symposium entitled 'Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning'.

Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course

The E-Learning Curve

learning Connective Knowledge connectivism elluminate George Siemens learning models learning theory Networked Learning online learning program Stephen Downes university of manitobaGeorge Siemens and Stephen Downes are co-facilitating an online course titled Connectivism, Networked Learning and Connective Knowledge from January 12th 2011. Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Elluminate - FREE Web conferencing

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is AWESOME! Especially for those of us on the outside of corporate funded apps like NetMeeting etc. While at Intel I became very used to NetMeeting despite its issues. So, I'm very excited to now have my own vRoom that doesn't kill my budget.because its FREE! I can tell you without hesitation that this is a must have. Go get it! And set up a meeting with me. Seriously, I want to try it out with Get your FREE vRoom (And NO! don't mind plugging apps on my blog. Especially when its a free app that has value

Elluminate vs. Networked Learning Conference

George Siemens

Disclaimer: I am an Elluminate Community Partner. The recording of the Elluminate session is available here (a few audio problems in the first few minutes). and yet yesterday for the Elluminate session, I could sit in the comfort of my own home, with a cup of coffee, seated in a comfortable chair, incurring no additional expense and discuss our research with 40 people Which means that I may be slightly biased. On Friday, Jenny, Roy, and John presented their research paper on the Ideals and Reality of Participating in a Massively Open Online Course (.pdf).


SL in KL through Elluminate

Learning with e's

But the guys have made a sensible decision to use Elluminate instead, as it requires less bandwidth (we only have 2Mb ps in the hotel conference venue) and the audio and streaming media systems are superior and will be a little less prone to problems. Tags: Elluminate Live Second Life There has been a change in strategy. I'm a little disappointed we can't use Second Life to do a Second Life panel - it would have been a challenge and quite risky due to technical limitations. So probably a bit 'adrenalined' (is that a word?). Anyone want to go in my place?

Blackboard lit up by Elluminate


Last week, Blackboard, the largest commercial provider of learning management systems to the education sector, purchased not one but two web conferencing providers that also have a strong educational heritage – Elluminate and Wimba. It failed, I’m glad to say, and it will take Blackboard years of being terribly nice to repair its stinking reputation. I don’t know Wimba, but I have an affinity for Elluminate, which the eLearning Network and ALT uses to run its joint public webinars. Whether Blackboard provides it with much protection is dubious.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate

The Learned Man

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator.

Elluminate’s figures show rapid growth in the virtual classroom


The latest figures from Elluminate , which specialises in supplying web conferencing solutions to the education market, demonstrate just how significantly this market is growing: “Bookings for the third quarter of 2009 grew over 60 percent year-to-year, fueled by significant customer renewals and upgrades.&#. “Elluminate is experiencing exponential growth in adoption and usage with more than 625 million minutes of live, online instruction served annually.&#. “During the third quarter, Elluminate welcomed over 270 new customers.&#.

Elluminate, Wimba and Adobe Connect, Oh, My

Ellen Wagner

I heard from a few of my education friends after posting yesterday's report from Blackboard World. To be honest, several asked point blank what I was thinking to take a positive stand on this particular acquisition development in higher education.

The end of free?


In effect, the free version has been replaced by a limited trial. I’m not sure of the logic in this move when the Webex Meet and Elluminate vRoom services currently offer much more for free. Elluminate’s vRooms are part of the free LearnCentral offer, which is described as ‘sponsored by Elluminate’; will they continue that sponsorship indefinitely?

#LAK11 a free and open #elearning course on #statistics starts today, join!

Ignatia Webs

The course will include synchronous (Elluminate) and asynchronous (blogs, moodle) interaction. The open learning platform SCoPe is starting a Massive Online Course (MOOC) on Learning & Knowledge Analytics 2011 – LAK11 – is an open course that will be offered from January 10 – February 20, 2011. There is no fee to participate. We will be using Moodle for course discussions.

Why do synchronous web tools suck?

George Siemens

In the past, I was involved with Elluminate as a community partner. With Blackboard’s purchase of Elluminate, that arrangement was cancelled. Elluminate was/is what an online platform needs to be: simple, easy to use, with good quality audio. Elluminate was simple, clunky, intuitive, and remains the best synchronous tool I’ve used. We are several weeks into the Change open online course. We have an outstanding speaker list. But, unfortunately, we’ve had issues every week with our live online sessions. All have been terrible failures.

CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

Ignatia Webs

Where: Online via Elluminate at: Next Wednesday (4 May 2011) you can follow a free webinar featuring a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rita Kop and Dr. Helene Fournier of the National Research Council, Canada. After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. The learner experience and the minimum set of components required to facilitate quality learning will be placed at the forefront.

My #CCK11 Talk - Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn!


Details: Wednesday: Live Session: Location: Elluminate Zaid Ali Alsagoff: Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn Time: 8:00 p.m. My #CCK11 Talk - Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn! Moscow ; 5:00 p.m. London ; 12 noon New York ; 9:00 a.m. Otherwise, I am really looking forward to it! will share some reflections after the talk here, but for now, have fun with the slides shared above.

The big mistake in elearning

Making Change

You can see Patrick’s presentation in his blog , and you can see the whole Elluminate recording, including a lively chat and lots of questions, here. Here’s a short presentation that includes: The one powerful change that will make our elearning a lot more effective. quick demo of action mapping. A fun example of the type of information that should go in job aids.

Learning futures festival

Learning with e's

Y'see the sessions will be delivered synchronously online through Elluminate, so I can dress how I want on this occasion. The session is on 19th November 2008 between 14:00 - 16:00 (GMT) and will be live on Elluminate. Tags: social web formal learning Elluminate Steven Warburton ricardo torres kompen informal learning Here's hoping you can join us!

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

We’ve used Elluminate as our webinar system. Thanks to Scott Skibell , we recorded the sessions directly off the web, i.e., outside of Elluminate and he produced great recordings. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences. Assign people into roles.

#lak11 getting #learning #analytics on track demands interdisciplinary teams and connectedness

Ignatia Webs

In the first week John Fritz took the mic of the Elluminate session ( you can see the recording here ) and got all the LAK11 participants introduced to learning analythics. Grasping all the factors of learning analytics is at the core of LAK11 course. John mentioned in this presentation that the biggest question for learning analytics is: how do we move on, where do we go from here?

Guess who’s back, back again…

Tayloring it

Reflections on my first use (as a facilitator) of Elluminate. Uncategorized Elluminate storyboarding YouTubeCraigy’s back, tell a friend (if you’re not an Eminem fan, then this blog title was wasted on you!). But we’re half way through January so it’s about time I pulled my finger out and started putting fingers (both index ones only) to keyboard. Here are a few of the blog entries I have got lined up over the next few weeks: Overview of a storyboarding session that I have arranged to be delivered by Julie Wedgwood. Share/Bookmark.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Webinar tools include Elluminate (now known as Blackboard Collaborate), WebEx and Adobe Connect all of which have similar screen topographies and perform similar functions, but all have an associated cost. Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. Unported License. education social media learning

5 get a MUVE on

Learning with e's

Today was a technological success, where we linked 5 people together using Elluminate and managed a slightly flakey audio system in a very large and echoey hotel ballroom in Kuala Lumpur. Tags: MUVE Kuala Lumpur David White Elluminate Live Second Life Steven Warburton Graham Attwell Helen Keegan LYICT Well we did it. And it worked. We are still married 22 years later, don't worry.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

Their move to synchronous tools, their tactics of buying competing company to eliminate competition (Elluminate and Wimba), acquisitions of iStrategy, etc., Disclaimer: They have been generous in allowing us to continue using their Collaborate tool (formerly Elluminate) for open online courses). They were no longer content to be an LMS provider and broadened their product line (good idea – Elluminate/iStrategy). Since Blackboard announced its acquisition of several Moodle partners, numerous voices have chimed in to explore what it means to education. Microsoft).

The Three Dubya's - Wimba, Webex and WiZiQ


Elluminate is popular in education circles. favoured Webex over Elluminate when looking at theses products over a year ago. prefer the Webex interface and the visual appeal of the learning environment and at the time i wanted to have as many simultaneous VOIP connections open at the same time (webex allows 7 and Elluminate 5 (at the time of testing)). Good for free though.

Wimba 27

Hard drive home

Learning with e's

Peter Norvig's keynote can be viewed in full and on demand, courtesy of Elluminate. Tags: Benjamin Bloom Elluminate Silicon Valley Google ALT-C 2007 Peter Norvig Well, it's all over for another year, including the shouting. My hard drive is full and now I'm heading off on another hard drive. home, along with all the other weary but contented delegates. He nodded sagely. he was asked.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

posted on this last year after Blackboard acquired Elluminate and Wimba: To be effective in the long term, large LMS companies will need to pull more and more of the education experience under their umbrella. Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation. And the reason is simple: companies are in a landrush to create platforms that will tie together previously disconnected activities and tools. More on that in a bit. So that kind of doesn’t add up.

Around the world in three days

Learning with e's

Some of my audience may well be in a state of undress, but I will be wearing my best suit and tie (as the pigs land for refuelling) to present from the confines of my home office, using my faithful laptop Nigel, and my Elluminate headset. Jules Verne's hero made it back in time and against all odds, to claim his reward of £20,000. That in itself is quite an awesome concept. See you online!

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

liked Blackboard’s acquisition of Elluminate because it made sense to broaden their platform and offer an integrated solution. I was a bit confused by the company going private , but felt that it made sense if the new owners started to integrate their numerous education offerings. I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. They’ve made overtures in the past. discussed this in a post on the race to platform education. How do you respond to Open Class?

#CCK11 - Connectivism & Connective Knowledge in Action!


Important links: Discussion Threads Daily Newsletter Newsletter Archives Elluminate recordings (Links to all recorded live sessions in the course) Click here to read my experience participating in PLENK 2010, which was also conducted by Stephen and George. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required. Register here ! Great column! Morrison. THANK YOU!

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


have used before and Elluminate (but this is not open source.) Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source. Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The project is hosted at Google Code.

Running a MOOC

Learning with e's

have also presented recently at one of Steve Hargardon's live Elluminate global webinars, and have to say that the experience was very similar to the MOOC. Over at the University of Brighton, Peps McCrea is currently blogging about MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses) and is speculating how they might influence the future of Higher Education. That's learning. an OOC, isn't it?

CIDER session: supporting online Teachers: Moving Pedagogical Know-How into Virtual Classrooms

Ignatia Webs

Where: Online via Elluminate at: Technology does not necessarily result in better teaching. There are many instances where one can wonder why trainers and teachers even use technology. virtual classroom for instance does not immediately translate to a more open, pedagogically sound teaching, on more then one occasion virtual classrooms have resulted in ex-cathedra lessons, where the only benefit for the learner is that you do not get caught sleeping. in public! If this interests you, look at this presentation.

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

Animations when possible (in Elluminate, must do a slide for each change). Image Credit : elluminate by shareski. These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. My side comments in italics. Any awkward phrasing, typos, or mistakes are mine, not Karen’s. Messy is OK.

Learning with 'e's: It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs

Learning with e's

Above is the scary baby from the cover slide: I will present this slide show with live commentary on Thursday from the Cork Institute of Technology over the Elluminate platform. It’s Personal: Learning Spaces, Learning Webs View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My slides for the upcoming PLE/PLN Online Symposium hosted by the University of Manitoba are now available for viewing above. I'm looking forward to hearing comments from those who are interested in this fascinating area of learning development. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

Application training via a synchronous tool like WebEx, Adobe Connect, or Elluminate too often ends up with passive learners. I’m guilty of this myself too; I’ve done some boring synchronous training that didn’t offer any opportunity to practice skills. If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. also added a few other grades in the gradebook. Lessons Learned.

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

For now, enterprise users of Moodlerooms and NetSpot can rest easy knowing that Blackboard plans on letting them run as they are now vs. swallowing them whole as they did with Elluminate, the virtual classroom. Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. Blackboard also says it. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . Read on…. But…still. ?

Cisco Buys Webex

Tony Karrer

This makes me wonder what these systems will start to look like in a couple of years and whether folks like Elluminate will be able to compete Just saw this : Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it was finally adding voice capabilities to its Live Communication Server. And now Cisco is adding hosted collaboration to compete with Microsoft's hosted service known as Live Meeting.

Social Media for Trainers: Blog Book Tour Stop #5

Learning Visions

link lets you download a recording of our Elluminate session). The Social Media train in on the move – and here we are at stop #5 of the Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning, (2010), Pfeiffer blog book tour. What is Social Media for Trainers? But don’t listen to my word on it. Jane’s guest spot on the Instructional Design Live show on EdTechTalk.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). In academia, Wimba and Elluminate are the dominant players. Over the last few years, I’ve been a community partner with Elluminate (an arrangement that expires (is up for renewal?) on July 19). Elluminate was an integral part of these activities. Consistently, the technology of the course/conference that received the most compliments was Elluminate.

How to design action-packed elearning

Making Change

didn’t announce this one because it was my first time flying solo as both a presenter and moderator in Elluminate. Need to design lean, lively elearning? You might get ideas from this recording of a webinar that I gave today for the Baton Rouge ASTD. The webinar shows how to: Choose a goal that leads to a measurable business improvement.

What’s wrong with (M)OOCs?

George Siemens

Location: Elluminate When Stephen Downes and I ran Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2008 , the term MOOCs (massive open online course) was coined – by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander – to describe open online courses with fairly high registration numbers. Open online conference that we were offering and University of Manitoba, and courses offered by David Wiley and Alec Couros, served as a fairly natural foundation for the development of MOOCs. Do we have a revolution yet?? Well, it’s great to see increased attention to, and adoption of, open learning.

Courses to Dis/course

George Siemens

Information is also available on how to attend Elluminate sessions and participate in the Moodle forum About a month ago, I announced a two day online conference I’ve been planning with Martin Weller: From courses to dis/course. The event (no charge) runs May 14 & 15. The speaker schedule is now available.

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