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Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

Visual Lounge

With technology like Skype and Google Hangouts though, I don’t have to. Capturing Skype, Google Hangout, or any digital video communication can be a useful way to interview and capture the knowledge of subject matter experts. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power. Before you Record: Machine Preparation.

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Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

I’ve been playing around with Google+. As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking. It’s an impressive product, defined by Google’s typical clean interface. The idea of “circles&# is somewhat related to Twitter Lists and is helpful for organizing friends/colleagues and tracking different activity streams. Some are small – such as “what kind of a goofy URL have you foisted upon us Google&# – mine is: Google doesn’t get that.

How to Save Google+ Items to Evernote

Dave's Whiteboard

(I haven’t figured out how to embed images in a Google Plus post so they show up where I want, rather than as a gang of photos at the bottom.  I also haven’t posted here in a while, so I thought I’d ignore the figuring and sneak in some posting.). Here’s an easy way to save items from your Google Plus stream to Evernote. Sharing an item in your stream.

Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

Association eLearning

Share this on Google+. Add this to Google Bookmarks. There is a lot of talk about the return on investment (ROI) of eLearning within the corporate training and development world, but less emphasis is put on this performance indicator in the association space. Demonstrating the ROI of training programs is cited as one the biggest challenges professionals in education and training face.

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HangChat: Google Hangout on Air During a Twitter Chat

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Besides the large number of tweets streaming by, you end up with spammers spamming the hashtag and other unnecessary noise.  In the early days, with fewer participants it was easier to engage in quick multi-tweet conversations to dig deeper, or gain clarity, around someone''s point being made.  In my experience lately the. Twitter chats have become very popular. But popularity comes at a price. lrnchat social media twitter twitterchat

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

Coffee and Design

As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Google understands that to be successful in the tech world they must maintain value but also add value. Originally posted by Derek Brown on LinkedIn How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook). Someone will dethrone Google, not just compete with them.

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Google Plus – its really all about *you*

Adventures in Corporate Education

Google has released a new social media platform called Google Plus (g+). If you are interested in a HOW-TO document for g+ check out this crowd-sourced Google doc (its a work in progress.). Connecting to everyone: Depending on how you have your Google account privacy set up – anyone can talk to you, and you can talk to anyone.One of the first times I fired up a Hangout, Michael Dell was the first one to join me. Get on Google plus now, while highly influential people are still accessible. You can Hangout. Hangout is by far my favorite feature of g+.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services. It was great to see how Google’s engineers solicited feedback, which they got almost instantaneously and were able to act on it quickly.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

Google is renowned for its innovative and forward thinking. However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. More specifically, the ability to differentiate circles of users makes Google+ a relevant tool that can be leveraged in the workplace. Chrome, Gmail, GTalk, Google documents).

Live Streaming Test Results

In the Middle of the Curve

Better video streaming and audio quality than prior versions - by a lot. Chat and social streams are available, but they are awkward to get to in the interface. Google + Hangouts - We looked at Google+ Hangouts since Google is adding the Google+ features to the enterprise services. Setup was a little awkward through the Events feature in Google +. will also admit I am not very good at using Google +, so these comments may be reflect a PICNIC (problem in chair, not in computer) error vs an application design flaw. ooVoo - A non-starter.

Activity Streams

George Siemens

Activity streams are still in their infancy, as is evident by the painful process of trying to bring together people, sites, and ideas, according to areas of interest. The future of Web 2.0 is about streams of content. If we want to help people, we need to help them be attentively aligned—&# in flow&# —with these information streams. This one qualifies: ( source ).

What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? We’ll tell you.

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What: Online, streaming event with live Q&A. What if I can’t tune in to the live stream? News & Events camtasia Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Relay Camtasia Studio Events Live news and events Snagit snagit for chrome snagit for google chrome Snagit on Mac Snagit on Windows webinar TechSmith is focused on helping you work wherever you are. Even when you work here!).

Is LinkedIn still relevant?

Dont Waste Your Time

Those who know me will know that I moved from Bournemouth University to the University of Leicester in 2012, and again on to the University of Warwick in 2014. I am certain that online professional persona was used as part of the interview/hiring process (let’s face it, they’d have missed a trick if they didn’t use them!) as well as my CV and application forms – my  Twitter feed, my LinkedIn profile, my (under-used) Google+ stream, SlideShare presentations, published books , etc. LinkedIn snakes or ladders? from Sue Beckingham. Does anyone?

Ad Hoc Live Streaming Test

In the Middle of the Curve

We are starting to see demand for Live Streaming services. We decided to take a little time to test out cheap/free solutions to suggest to our clients while we waited for the big "everything communications" project (somewhere around 2014). - We tested 5 tools - Elluminate, Google Hangouts, vTok (for the iPad), UStream, and ooVoo Yes - I know that some of these tools aren't designed to do live streaming, but we had it lying around. And their movie streaming. IT has a project underway that will address that formally. High quality, fancy equipment and all that.

New kit: Chromecast

Dont Waste Your Time

A few months ago I was trying to decide on whether to spend £100 on an Apple TV or £30 on a Google Chromecast. Chromecast automatically sets the best quality it can display based on broadband speed and TV resolution, so if it’s an HD YouTube clip and you’ve a relatively good connections, it’ll stream in HD. opted for the cheaper, newer, untried, unknown Chromecast.

Google Campaign Builder and Martians


My more frequent readers know that I am trying to raise my Marvin the Martian Google SEO rating (SEO = Search Engine Optimation). This blog post explains how I conducted my Marvin the Martian SEO Ranking Campaign. I'll show and link the tools (all free), and the resulting insight I gain via Google Analytics. Embed Google Analytics tracking code in all links created in step #2.

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!


Hopefully, the #moodlewish tag will provide an additional value added stream to Moodle developers and users around the world. But if it does, perhaps you should spend some more time exploring and reflecting learning tools beyond the LMSs (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blogger, Google Docs, etc), and pick up some great ideas. Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas?

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. As people use various different web sites to blog, update their status, post their location, or photos, sites and tools have emerged to aggregate these various actions into a continuous eclectic stream of activities. Activity streams are going to be wildly important for social learning.

#Future of #learning on the go: Project Glass

Ignatia Webs

Project Glass from Google research starts out as a personal assistant type of technology. It would enable anyone to tap into the stream of information on the Web and. gesture-based learning augmented learning mLearning augmented reality ubiquitous learning google future of educationFor real! you have got a whole different immersive learning package! create knowledge on the go.

Book Review: “Always On”

Dont Waste Your Time

What are Microsoft or Google going to do, for example, with all these photos people posted everywhere? Young, bright students (and, heck, the dimwitted ones too) are fully aware that the Internet opens a portal to a live stream of information that billions of minds crowdsource.” Apple has taken something, developed it, marketed it, and let it loose on the world.


Reading list: November 14th, 2015

Dont Waste Your Time

Google new ‘about me’ policy explained. The ultimate, 10,000-word review of streaming media players: Apple TV vs. Roku 4 vs. Fire TV vs. Chromecast. Reading List Book Digital Culture Digital Identity Digital Learning eBook eBooks Education Technology eLearning Facebook Google Higher Education Learning Technology TwitterLike many in my line of work (eLearning, Educational or Learning Technology) I read. read a lot. read books, articles, blog posts, journals, etc. sometimes tweet them, I sometimes print them, I sometimes actually finish them. Sometimes

Role of Video Conferencing in Education


It should come as no surprise then that the use of live-streaming video is gaining popularity within online learning settings in education. In August of this year, a video conferencing in education survey was administered using Google Consumer Surveys. But Why Live-Stream? Live streaming makes learning events more accessible, both physically and financially.

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Future of Technology in Education #FOTE13

Dont Waste Your Time

With only 300 tickets available there are far more people following online, either through Twitter #fote13 hashtag and the personalities and presenters themselves, Facebook and Google+ pages, or the streamed service. Conferences Backchannel Big Data FOTE10 FOTE11 FOTE12 FOTE13 Google Hashtag Twitter So, why am I not going? made a comment last year about the presentations.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

My most valuable tool is probably Flipboard combined with Google reader. When I find a blog I want to read more often I will subscribe to it with Google reader. Selecting the interesting ones and reading is something that I don’t like in Google reader at all, I use Flipboard for that purpose. Maybe I use too many of them. Blogs, writing and reading. think it works great.

One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

Streaming to your Television. If there was ever a technology that is emerging and continues to do is – its streaming.  I’m not talking about viewing online streaming video, I am talking about actually viewing video or whatever on your television. Take a look at the tabletop boxes that exist today in the space of streaming from the net to your television, and you shouldn’t be surprised on the players (no pun attended) that see this as the next big thing. Google. Use this powerhouse and stream it to a television or mobile device. Apple.

EdTech’s Impact On Higher Education


When most people think of edtech, images of mobile apps and Google tools come to mind. Video streaming platforms (YouTube) in education is pretty common nowadays. It probably goes without saying that education has been significantly impacted by the surge in educational technology (or edtech). The reason edtech has surged in popularity is multifaceted. ed tech

This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…

eLearning Brothers

He uses email and Google. He streams the New York Opera over the web. My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. Chances are he will still refuse to join Facebook. And I doubt he’ll use the phone to call me unless it’s an emergency. But I’m still glad he has one. Don’t get me wrong; he’s not a complete Luddite. He has a laptop.

Introducing Knowledge Direct NOW

Association eLearning

The International Society of Appraisers transformed a classroom course into an online course creating a valuable new revenue stream. Share this on Google+. Add this to Google Bookmarks. Is your membership growing or declining? Did you know that the #2 reason people join associations is for education? Not Included in Knowledge Direct NOW : Customizations or Integrations*.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

Using Google docs (something I first used for interviews and to collaborate on writing The Really Useful #EdTechBook ), each question was semi-structured, giving the opportunity for follow on questions based on the interviewees answers. will usually browse the stream of tweets looking at a mixture of tweet lengths, number of hashtags used, if there are links, etc. SB: Thank you.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

‘Real Sharing’ – (life streaming becomes real, searchable, sharable streams of data BIG data becomes real). Related Posts: Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented… The Future Of Mobile Learning Embedded Ubiquitous Learning The Genericization Of Content IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning. Rauch). The Provision of context. Wearable Tech.

Designing Mobile Learning Solutions


Why not build video content to be distributed through Vimeo, instead of hosting and managing your streaming service? Design mLearning to enable linking to existing Podcasts, or using texting or messaging services (Twitter, WhatsApp) and video calling apps (Skype, Google Hangouts, Apple Facetime) to disseminate your mobile content better. Best Practices.

Join our Google Hangout: TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome… and Beyond!

Visual Lounge

In case you missed the news, we are developing  TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome. Please join us for a live Google Hangout on Air on Thursday, November 7 at 4:00pm EST to hear about where TechSmith is headed and get a sneak peek at the beta version of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome. The post Join our Google Hangout: TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome… and Beyond!

My Experience Starting Out with Google+

Learning Developments

I got my Google+ invite back in July (Thanks Derek) but it's been quite a busy summer so I put off getting to know Google+ until now. Being the big Google/Android fan I am, this is long overdue. You can get to Google+ by going to [link]. For example, Google+ has a "+1" option which is the same as a Facebook "Like". Stream. Google+ has your typical chat.

2016 Trends in L+D and how to make the most of them

Spark Your Interest

In L+D this means: blab , periscope , narrative , go pro , google jump , and other ways to either record or stream media. In the consumer world, streaming is mainstream, but for L+D, we are not really there yet, except Learning Now TV and some other industry programs or individuals who are doing it. Here’s my list of what I think might influence E-Learning in 2016.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Steve Foreman, in an article for Learning Solutions Magazine , describes XAPI this way: The xAPI operates based on activity streams, a model that uses software to track things people do. The idea of tracking activity streams emerged from social networking and is used by sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. These are behaviors of a learning culture.

25 eLearning tools you need to have


Tool:  Google Drive. What it does:  Google Drive is our favorite form of cloud storage at LearnUpon. With teams working in diverse locations across the world, Google Drive provides a safe and central location where all team members can access the files they need at any time. What it does:  Momentum is a to do list extension that can be used with the Google Chrome browser.