Category Archives: Hangout

Blab with me

Have you tried Blab yet? It’s what Google Hangouts should have been, a free video conferencing tool for up to four speakers and an unlimited audience. Optionally, Blab records and archives conversations.

Brent Schlenker turned me on to Blab, and as soon as I saw it, I had to host a session.

blab Click for recording

Blab is tightly integrated with Twitter. You can Tweet announcements of sessions and invitations for people to join in.

I’ve been searching for something like this to enable readers of Real Learning to meet online to share their experiences and help one another learn.

On Monday at 11:00 Pacific/2:00 Eastern I’ll open up a session on Blab to talk about Real Learning. You can find the details on Twitter. Sure, I know it’s Labor Day. I figured you might have a few minutes when you’re not in meetings.

I just scheduled the session. This immediately appeared on Twitter: Real Learning Monday 11:00am PDT. Subscribe now ➼      Join me.

The developers are monitoring Blab closely and it improves every day. It reminds me of WordPress, where they are forever fixing things I didn’t know were broken.

Postscript. More than a dozen people subscribed, indicating they were going to join us. One person showed up; we’d had lunch together a few days before. Participation inequality lives on.

Business+MOOCs: Tweetstream

Tweetstream for #QMOOC during February 27 Hangout on Business+MOOCs

JeffMerrell thanks all! great session #qmooc -10:36 AM Feb 27th, 2013

loistweet Thanks to the rockstars of MOOCdom #QMOOC -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013

easnipes_sci Science via MOOC? #qMOOC -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013

ViplavBaxi #qmooc – thanks Jay! -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013

kwheeler Would love to hear more on types of MOOCs, e.g. Stephen’s last remarks posed more questions that need answers.#QMOOC -10:34 AM Continue reading Business+MOOCs: Tweetstream

Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Free-form responses. n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103


What is positive about MOOCs?

Remote access to material/course heretofore unavailable

2/26/2013 3:48 PMView Responses

I had access to professionally presented information that I otherwise would not.

2/26/2013 3:16 PMView Responses

Available anytime and free. Ability to move at own pace.

2/26/2013 7:36 AM

Access to content, arranged logically

2/26/2013 5:22 AMView Responses

Press release: Business+MOOCs

meet-the-pressTell your friends. Tell the boss. Tell your resident futurist. Tell your colleagues. Pass the word. Invite the world.






Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 am Pacific time

Topic: Business+MOOCs

Location: Google+ Hangout on Air


Can Massive Courses re-skill managers and workers?

Courses Continue reading Press release: Business+MOOCs

MOOC Links

moocBusiness+MOOCs Hangout on Air
February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

Calendar link.

Join the Google+ Learning Community to stay in the loop.

Instructions for watching on YouTube will appear at the Learning Community at show time.

Clark Quinn will manage our back channel on Twitter. #QMOOC


Jay’s MOOC bookmarks

195 posts about MOOCs 14 articles on MOOCs

Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Chaos, Emergence, and Complexity in Education, great paper from Inge De Waard

Jay’s Continue reading MOOC Links

Coursera’s Daphne Koller

tedDaphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, has sold me that she has some awesome approaches to making the world a better place for all of us. Her TED talk won me over for many reasons.

Just watch it, just F do it.

She defends mass learning the way I used to fight for eLearning. Our opponents hurl brickbats that inevitably begin with “How can you prove your stuff is any good?” With eLearning, I’d explain to the professor that he was unaffordable but personal treatment by Ivy-League professors Continue reading Coursera’s Daphne Koller

Hangout on Personal Knowledge Management and other topics

Hangout on Air, February 8, 10-11:00 am Pacific. YouTube.

Our first weekday Hangout on Air. Attendance was down. Probably not the best weekday to try.
In the future we’ll experiment with several different type of Hangout: (1) purely social, the “Hello, stranger Caffe,” Starbucks without the expensive drinks, (2) Hangout on a specific issue, perhaps with SME. All Hangouts should begin with social warmup, news, and catch-up.