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Still a lot of loose boards to nail down, fleshing out the #western106  site at http://106tricks.net/western106 
Here goes the way, some stuff may be only sign-holders fer now. Part of bein’ in the west is findin’ yer way. But don’t get lost in the mountains. Tweet our for help to #western10…
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A hybrid plenary presentation for the 2015 Etug Fall Workshop
http://etug.ca/2015/10/26/fall-workshop-2015-at-a-glance/

About the UDG Agora Project http://udg.theagoraonline.net/

Tannis Morgan, Brian Lamb, And Terri Bateman are presenting on sit, Ken Bauer and Alan Levine are present virtually through this hangout
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I grow weary of "the" lecture as if it's a single monolithic entity. We carry our experiences of great and lousy lectures, all of them generally involved one teacher In front of a room doing "something". It's as if it's either Ferris Bueller's economics prof vs Robin Williams desk leaping John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

And that leads me to a second weary concept of teaching being content delivery (yes the Smoot-Hartley act) or whatever is all that non-content stuff, poetry and action.

And this is why I do like your framing of "liveness" or as Jim Groom called it, "eventness" the feeling that something is happening in the room, space, even online. Something that you as a learner want to tune into- not necessarily showpersonship. Just calling what goes on inside a class as a "lecture" seems to unfairly reduce it to a fraction of what the experience could/should be.
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"Eventness" is good. I like that. 
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Our first live session for #ProjComm15, with participants connecting from Holland, and in the US...  from Florida, Seattle, and Arizona.

http://2015.projectcommunity.info/
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I've scheduled a hangout on air, and added a trailer (public video) but the trailer never shows. When you click the play button, it opens the hangout window, shows the title of the trailer in the top bar, but says "Please stand by"

I've deleted and re-added the trailer video. No change.

I've run about 100 hangouts, but first time I added a trailer. I did not expect it to be this challenging.

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+Alan Levine hangouts have been a separate product for quite some time now. And support for it is best gotten there. 
You can find the support forum or community here for all products that have one
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I'm the remoter buddy from Arizona running the connection with Adeline Koh, facilitator of Identity track and onsite buddy Andrea Rehn as they talk over breakfast. Contact me if you want to part of the show.
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For Andrea, Nick, and whomever contacts me about being in the hangout, you will get a separate email with the hangout link
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For what its worth in community colleges are you in touch with my former colleagues at the Maricooa Community Colleges? (there are things in Phoenix besides ASU and U of P ;-) https://www.maricopa.edu/welcome-to-the-maricopa-millions-oer-project

And especially what Donna Gaudet and colleagues have done at Scottsdale CC to create open textbooks at a department level http://www.oeconsortium.org/projects/impact-of-openness-on-institutions/scottsdale-community-college/
By Phil HillMore Posts (374) Mike Caulfield responded to my post on data usage to understand college textbook expenditures. The core of my argument is a critique of commonly cited College Board data. That data originating from financial aid offices leads … Continue reading →
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Have written about them in terms of remedial education but not open textbooks.
http://www.20mm.org/blog/scottsdale-community-college-improves-remedial-success-rates-simple-change/

Thanks for link - will check it out.
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I have to agree it feels refreshingly unprecedented to have a direct response from a CEO, especially acknowledging their previous position as "kinda lame". 

There is something though that has been nagging the back of my brain when Kellan cites a "principle that vendors should not sell back institutional data – that belongs to the schools." -- doesn't that data really belong to the students? That's a bold claim IMHO that data that originates from student activity is owned like gold coin by institutions.

This was amplified somewhat from sitting in on an EDUCAUSE 2015 session on "Is there too much personalization?" meaning what institutions do with "all the data", and questions about how much value is knowing how many times students went to the library.

My (unsaid) wonder is- how do institutions inform student about what information they are using, measuring? Where is the transparency there? Where are the equivalents of Google's informing us of what data they gulp from our actions? And what are the agreements to how long the data will be stored? This too is bouncing from Maciej Cegłowski's framing of "toxic" or haunted data. http://idlewords.com/talks/haunted_by_data.htm 
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+George Kroner  I agree George and we tried to do just this at an university I used to work at. As it happened, at the time, the hosted LMS provider wanted to charge us a ridiculous amount of money to get our own data back. I'm not sure whether this is still the case.
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Student groups in Project Community (Industrial Design Engineering program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
 present their videos created for NGO projects in a live video session.  Learn more about #projcomm15  http://2015.projectcommunity.info/ 
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Join us for more conversation about the plans and progress of your UdG Agora implementation plans. Joining us are Gabriela and Sara (and hopefully two more volunteers) who will share their efforts so far. Nancy will fill us in more on the strategies for Peer Assists (what we are suggesting using your triads and dilo instructor groups for).
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Google you curse me. Why you make things so hard? And in a fit of desperation I actually use G+

Any clue why a trailer added to a scheduled Hangout on Air refuses to play? https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7983gn4rd0bg782s1vs9nh3hbg

And why the heck when I put that link in, the preview G+ makes goes to https://plus.google.com/u/0/


It seems pretty simple to add, I have seen others do them, and mine borks. The trailer is public https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Gei4ayE8I
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Get one more datapoint and you'll have... BIG DATA. :-) 
I am glad you got things to behave.
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In our first hangout  as the UdG Agora Project (http://udg.theagoraonline.net) moves to its online phase, we introduce "dilo" our online community space.
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Información útil para esta segunda etapa del diplomado.
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Alan Levine is currently an independent wanderer, storyteller, web geek, photographer, online teacher operating under the thinly veiled cover of an outfit he calls CogDog It 

For a while in 2012 he was in Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington, teaching (and currently doing so) the open digital storytelling course ds106. The previous year he took a self funded sabbatical odyssey.

Until March 2011, Alan Levine was Vice President Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC, http://www.nmc.org/).  Before this, he spent 14 years evangelizing technology for the Maricopa Community Colleges, where he hoisted a web server onto the network back in 1993. He has not left since then.

He's responsible (or to blame) for projects like Feed2JS, 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story, pechaflickr, and Five Card flickr Stories.

Alan travels now but has a home base in Strawberry, Arizona, and continues to bark about technology and other things that get under his fur at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/). 
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    Geology, 1981 - 1986
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