live online office
informal gathering place for
chats. Come on in by clicking on the image
and all casual, inquisitive and respectful
class-related conversation can take place here.
In this setting, we continue to follow the netiquette guidelines as outlined for
our communication room.
As noted above, this
virtual office space can be opened at anytime However, I will not be there at
all times! So, if you need a spot to meet
live online with another classmate, please contact me about use of this room.
The scheduled class-wide meeting times are weekly on
Thursdays at 7 - 8 PM
(with the first week's live orientation session
Thursday, January 6th, at 7 - 8 PM.) I am
happy to hold online "office hours" and meet at
other convenient times for you as long as we set a date and time a day or
two in advance.
The conversation here is
Its purpose is to help with immediate issues or with situations that
benefit from live exchanges. Since these live meetings are
scheduled for about 24 hours before the homework is due, I am
thinking that there may be questions about the homework for which a
little more conversation might help before it is submitted.
All activities and
messages in the weekly meetings (and orientation session) held in the
live online office will be
recorded. So, if you cannot attend a session because of other
commitments or busy time, you will still be able to benefit from
everything that takes place during that session. These recordings will
be posted below.
Here are some other important
notes about using the live online office:
- This live online venue is a product
of Elluminate which has been adopted by the
Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
for instructional and administrative use. The
Elluminate developers have created a series of excellent
orientation and guide resources at:
Please look over these useful materials when you can.
- The ways we can communicate in the
live online office are
versatile. We can use webcams or microphones to chat by voice.
We can also chat just as well by typing into the message box.
The requirements for participating are to have the free "java"
plug-in on your computer and speakers in order to hear the audio
talk. You do NOT need a microphone and headset in
order to participate. You can get ready ahead of time
by following the short step-by-step instructions at
live online office includes a "white board" which
can be used to collaborate on a written document, present a slide
show, demonstrate how the course website or any other website works
and do quick surveys.
- The primary use of this live
online office will probably be to clarify aspects of the class and
the work associated with it. But I think it will also be a way
just to expand our "presence" in the class and make the online
experience more satisfying.
The links to past meetings will be posted here early the day after
each live meeting itself.
Week 1 Session, Thursday, January 6,
2011, 7-8 PM
Week 2 Session, Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7 - 8 PM
Week 3 Session
Part 1, Thursday, January 20,
2011, 7-8 PM
Session Part 2, Friday, January 21, 2011, 7 - 8 PM
Session, Friday, January 28, 2011, 7 - 8:30 PM
Session, Friday, February 4, 2011, 7 - 8 PM
Session, Friday, February 11, 2011, 7 - 8:15 PM
Session, Friday, February 18, 2011, 7 - 8 PM
Session, Friday, February 25, 2011, 7 - 8 PM
Session, Friday, March 4, 2011: 7 - 8 PM
Session, Sunday, March 13, 2011: RECORDED
Session, Friday, March 18, 2011: 7 - 8 PM
Click on the online logo at the top of the page
to access the live online classroom when it is in session.