OZeLIVE! – I volunteered

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I volunteered to act as a moderator for the OZeLIVE! online education conference which ran from 27 February – 1 March 2015. http://australianeducators.ning.com/

Prior to signing up I was anxious that
a. maybe the presenter I was moderating for would have connection or other technical problems and I would not be able to help them
b. maybe I would have connection or other technical problems and not be able to help myself
c. maybe I would say/do something wrong
d. maybe I would forget to press the record button

  1. – z. maybe etc. etc. etc. etc. (You get the picture – I was anxious!)

But I have received plenty of experience and practice in the use of Blackboard Collaborate in the Jo Hart’s Fine Focus and Serendipity sessions, Anne Mirtschin’s Tech Talk Tuesday sessions and the Thursday evening Australia eSeries sessions; so I really should not have been worried. Also there was a volunteer lounge where problems could be shared and brilliant  Australia eSeries people in there to step in and help sort out problems. Peggy George from the US and Chris Smith from Thailand also gave expert assistance and helped to solve problems as they arose.

So I really did enjoy the experience of acting as a moderator and do feel I was able to contribute enough to earn the Exhausted Volunteer Badge.

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OZeLIVE! – I attended

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“Three fabulous days of education conversations” That was the phrase that Coach Carole McCulloch used to describe the OZeLIVE! online education conference which ran from 27 February – 1 March 2015. http://australianeducators.ning.com/

And she was quite right. It was an excellent opportunity to engage in PD sessions and be inspired and encouraged by the keynote speakers and presenters at times which were favourable for Australian participants.
If you missed the opportunity of participating it is still possible to hear recordings of the presentations at http://australianeducators.ning.com/recordings2015  and to receive certificates of attendance at http://australianeducators.ning.com/certificates

For a video giving directions relating to claiming certificates see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHaLhHKh-zc

On Friday 27 February I attended all the sessions. I could not stay for the whole time in some of the sessions as I was also a volunteer moderator.
I heard and really enjoyed sessions from
Ben Newsome:  An Aussie abroad; Churchill Fellowship findings into educational video conferencing best practice.
Holly Kershaw: The Physics of Jumping Castles: Using Apps to Teach Science
Vanessa Crouch: Web tools for Inquiry Learning
KEYNOTE Jane Hart on ‘Moving beyond e-learning’

On Saturday 28 February I listened to or acted as a moderator for great sessions from
KEYNOTE Julie Lindsay on ‘Student Autonomy for Flat Learning and Global Collaboration’
Lindy Fors: The Changing Face of ABE: a look at online adult basic education
KEYNOTE Bron Stuckey on ‘Designing badges to motivate, recognise and celebrate learning’
KEYNOTE Georgina Pazzi on ‘Digitally Extraordinary’

On 1 March I attended all or part of or acted as a moderator for
KEYNOTE Ian Murray on ‘Panel Discussion: Leaderships in the 21st Century’
Harry Tuttle, Ed. D. Modern Language Proficiency Through ACTFL Can-Do Statements
Anne Mirtschin Skype in the Classroom
Harry Tuttle, Ed. D.Students Explore Culture Through Mobile Devices
KEYNOTE ‘Sophie Murphy on ‘SOLO Taxonomy’

I would like to say a sincere thank you to the great team at Australia e Series for organizing, preparing for and presenting such an excellent online conference.

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Community Connect Webinar

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On Thursday 27 March 2014 I gave a presentation titled ‘What do we mean when we say GIFTED?’ for the Australia e-series Community Connect webinars http://australiaseries.wordpress.com/

The recording of the session can be viewed here https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-03-27.0153.M.E58F6EDFFA5FA3EDE727DCFB80FBD8.vcr&sid=2008350

OZeLIVE Reflections 4

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The first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/  was held 0n 22-23 February 2014

The carnival is over but there are still plenty of ways to stay in touch and continue the sharing and learning from OZeLIVE!

The sessions can be watched on You Tube

Link for recordings of sessions will be found at
http://australianeducators.ning.com/ozelive-2014-recordings

Follow the Australia e-Series
There will be notifications of  webinars for educators in
Tech Talk Tuesdays
eT@lking Wednesdays
Community Connect Thursdays
Fine Focus and Serendipity Fridays

There will be blog posts about OZeLIVE! such as this
Coach Carole http://www.coachcarole.net/mahara/view/view.php?t=gHtFoiS95EwBzmZPLkCU

Presenters and participants shared their Twitter handles and other contact details.

The carnival may be over but the learning and sharing continues.