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This is a page for people to list and promote web conferencing in Wikieducator. A web conference is a meeting online, usually through voice applications (Think telephone conference, but through the Internet). We encourage anyone to propose speakers and discussion topics. Even more we encourage people to go ahead and organise a webconference and promote it here. Hopefully we will sustain a continuous webconference on just about anything going on in Wikieducator, from specific page developments, subject areas, and key speakers on just about any topic of interest.

So we can build a record and provide access for people who come late or miss the actual webconference, we ask that you make the effort to record your meeting and post a link to the recording here. We recommend uploading audio files to http://archive.org

Coming up

Live Wikieducator Sessions for Newbies

October 2008

  • Living History Project: Building a Virtual Museum on the History of Educational Technology

Often repeated admonitions of the dangers of ignoring the lessons of history have to date not been heeded within the educational technology community. Basic historical accounts of the field's development, key contributors, and important successes and failures have not been compiled and sufficiently disseminated to provide as sources of guidance and direction. As the pace of change in new technologies, and suggestions for new pedagogies, accelerates, the deficiency of a historical record needs to be corrected. University of Manitoba's Learning Technologies Centre, SCoPE,and Richard Schwier from the Educational Communications and Technology Program at the University of Saskatchewan have initiated a project to create a freely accessible "museum of educational technology". There's much to be learned from using a wide lens, and inviting international perspectives.

That's where you come in. We would like to invite you to participate in a three-week online forum to begin the conversation about our history. The forum will run from October 1-21 followed by a few months of development where you can contribute stories, interviews, documents and artifacts to the virtual museum. This will be the initial development of what we hope will become a living, growing and collaborative resource. In April 2009, the site will officially open with a final week of discussion (and a little bit of celebration).
For more information contact Sylvia Currie, scurrie@bccampus.ca.

Participate in the live session facilitated by Richard Schwier and moderated by George Siemens to launch the Virtual Museum project: October 1 @ 17:00 UTC see world clock via Elluminate
A second live session, The History of Learning Technologies, facilitated by Liz Burge and moderated by George Siemens is scheduled for October 14 @ 16:00 UTC see world clock via Elluminate


  • David Wiley update on the OER handbook (Proposed)
  • Yochai Benkler and what he thinks of Wikied etc (Proposed)
  • Someone from PenState Blog (Proposed)
  • Someone from Wikiversity (Proposed)
  • Technical experts behind the Wikied installation (Proposed)
  • Otago Polytechnic's CEO and what he thinks of WikiEd (Proposed)
  • The HIV/AIDS project members (Proposed)
  • The Anatomy and Physiology of Animals project members (Proposed)
  • Nellie Deutsch on professional development ideas (Proposed)
  • Wayne Mackintosh with updates on CoLs developments in Wikieducator (Proposed)
  • Leigh Blackall with updates on Otago Polytechnic's developments in Wikieducator (Proposed)
  • Pankaj Khare, IGNOU - ODL and WikiEducator platform - Collaborative fronts (proposed)
  • Minhaaj ur REhman on human resource development in educational settings.(Proposed)
  • Sandy Hirtz - Education for a Digital World (Proposed)

of course, many of the same speakers can present on multiple areas...

Recordings out on podcast

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Virtual Museum of Educational Technology Project

This 3-week discussion combined live sessions with an asynchronous discussion. The first session, A Living History, was held on October 1, 2008 to launch the project. It was facilitated by Richard Schwier and moderated by George Siemens.

The second session was an open Q&A with Liz Burge and moderated by George Siemens.

Reflecting on the Wiley Wiki model

June 24, 2008: It seemed timely that a few of us who have tried the Wiley Wiki model for running online courses came together and talked about our experiences. In this recording, (Other formats) Teemu Leinonen, Bronwyn Hegarty and Leigh Blackall talk about their various thoughts on the method of running online courses with a MediaWiki (pioneered by Dave Wiley) with insight and ideas sprouting along the way. See the following links for the examples we talk about. Sorry that Dave Wiley himself could not be there, but we hope the recording will put him in the picture, as well as offer George Siemens and Stephen Downes some food for thought as they embark on their mega course using something like the model.

George Siemens - Curatorial Teaching

George Siemens gave a 15 minute talk on his concept of curatorial teaching. It is a very thought provoking idea and generated quite a lot of good discussion afterwards. (Originally recorded for the Facilitating online communities course, published on the course blog)

Derek Chirnside - Community in courses

Derek Chirnside gave a bang on 10 minute talk on his concept for developing a sense of community in courses. It stimulated quite a bit of discussion around the open and closed course debate. (Originally recorded for the Facilitating online communities course, published on the course blog)

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach - The Art of Building Virtual Communities

Early on in this course, many of us were enthusiastic for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach' s article The Art of Building Virtual Communities. The tips in that article have received wide acclaim in the comments and other people's blogging.

We were lucky to have Sheryl join us with a 10 minute lecture and then discussion on Tuesday 4 September 12:00 Noon Auckland time, or for Sheryl, that's Monday, 3 September 2007 at 8:00 p.m New York time.

(Originally recorded for the Facilitating online communities course, published on the course blog)

Nancy White - looking over our shoulders

This week's guest lecture was a biggy. We were very lucky to have the famous Nancy White talk with us from the lovely Seattle USA on Tuesday 12noon NZST.

Nancy suggested that we watch this animation about Peer Assist before we met. (After you click play, the movie will have to load a little before it starts playing. If you are on dial up, right click and save the movie file to your computer).

It was a very inspiring and engaging talk and Nancy got it in at under 15minutes! That's the best so far :) Here are the recordings:

  1. MP3 audio of Nancy's talk - 2.7meg / 15min
  2. MP3 audio of discussion after the talk - 6.3meg / 35min
  3. Elluminate recording - 1hr, 35min (no password needed, includes discussion about course)
  4. Slides on slideshare

(Originally recorded for the Facilitating online communities course, published on the course blog)

Konrad Glogowski - Classrooms as Third Places

Konrad Glogowski (that's him on the right) joined us for the 2nd in a series of 10 minute lectures relating to the facilitation of online learning communities. In this recording Konrad talks about developing a sense of community and individual presence before attempting formal learning. Konrad talks to his middle school teaching experiences but his research and insight is very applicable across many efforts to develop an online learning community.

(Originally recorded for the Facilitating online communities course, published on the course blog)


Recordings without audio files

Midwifery in Pakistan

Elluminate recording - slides, audio, and chat text, no password needed.

WikiEducator: DE reincarnated or new innovation?

DEANZ Online Seminar - Wayne Mackintosh, Commonwealth of learning. Recording TBA

Midwifery Education

22nd May. Sarah Stewart (Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Otago Polytechnic) meeting with Rafat and her colleagues in Pakistan as well as midwives in Eygpt, Afghanistan and East Africa. They're discussing midwifery and midwifery education.
Here is the link to the session recording

Nellie Deutsch and Randy Fisher exploring the merits of an annual online conference

May 23 - Nellie Deutsch (Israel) & Randy Fisher (Canada) - Exploring merits of annual online conference; webconference topics; bringing learners to WikiEducator in September. Recording - WiZiQ - Duration: 60 minutes

Infants and bedsharing

Dr Sally Baddock, University of Otago, Dunedin will be talking about her international renowned research into bedsharing. Sally says "We videoed infants and their parents while they bedshared, or slept in a cot overnight in their own homes. We also monitored infant physiology and matched this with the video data to gain a picture of the potential risks and benefits encountered during bedsharing compared to cot sleeping. The results of this study will be presented."

Elluminate recording - slides, audio, and chat text, no password needed.

Making space for childbirth

This online Elluminate meeting will be of particular interest to nurses and midwives. Dr Deborah Davis presents the results of her PhD research conducted in New Zealand exploring the practice of case-loading midwives. The practice of case-loading midwives within the obstetric hospital provides a focus, exposing the contested nature of maternity care and illustrating the way that midwives negotiate this contested terrain. Midwifery practice is described as “making space for childbirth”.

Elluminate recording - slides, audio, and chat text, no password needed.

Breastfeeding and diabetes

Here is the link to a recording of a presentation made by Catherine Rietveld.

Elluminate recording - no password needed.