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
- – 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.