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#6469567 Jul 30, 2012 at 01:15 PM · Edited over 4 years ago
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By all means, jump in here but we also have a group participating synchronously. I'm not sure we are exactly capturing that.

There is another layer of synchronous interactions that doesn't show up in text on the shivtr site. We have a group of very active and chatty MOOCers who come to the synchronous events but don't necessarily post.

The tweetchat has a steady stream of interactions going each week and we have to cut it off rather than letting it run longer.

We have a very active group of synchronous online MOOCer who are not posting in forums or blogging. They attend sessions in Second Life, jump on Google Hangouts and then go over to ventrilio and play World of Warcraft.

This seems to be our carry over group from the virtual worlds and games open courses we did a P2PU, the Virtual Environments SIG (SIGVE) from ISTE and Cognitive Dissonance Guild from World of Warcraft.

So there are a few affinity groups who have already established communication channels who are participating ...just not in text as much.
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#6477870 Jul 31, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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I love the tweetchats. For me they have been the strongest and most informative aspects of the MOOC! I strongly encourage everyone to join in.

Beth

#6469567 kae wrote:

By all means, jump in here but we also have a group participating synchronously. I'm not sure we are exactly capturing that.

There is another layer of synchronous interactions that doesn't show up in text on the shivtr site. We have a group of very active and chatty MOOCers who come to the synchronous events but don't necessarily post.

The tweetchat has a steady stream of interactions going each week and we have to cut it off rather than letting it run longer.

We have a very active group of synchronous online MOOCer who are not posting in forums or blogging. They attend sessions in Second Life, jump on Google Hangouts and then go over to ventrilio and play World of Warcraft.

This seems to be our carry over group from the virtual worlds and games open courses we did a P2PU, the Virtual Environments SIG (SIGVE) from ISTE and Cognitive Dissonance Guild from World of Warcraft.

So there are a few affinity groups who have already established communication channels who are participating ...just not in text as much.

Beth Davies-Stofka, Ph.D.
twitter: eirwenes
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#6485880 Aug 02, 2012 at 09:43 AM
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It's interesting, TweetChats don't really do it for me (I think twitter is an awful medium for chat -having come from a "traditional" chatroom background). But I do like twitter for backchannel communication at conferences.

#6477870 Beth wrote:

I love the tweetchats. For me they have been the strongest and most informative aspects of the MOOC! I strongly encourage everyone to join in.

Beth

#6469567 kae wrote:

By all means, jump in here but we also have a group participating synchronously. I'm not sure we are exactly capturing that.

There is another layer of synchronous interactions that doesn't show up in text on the shivtr site. We have a group of very active and chatty MOOCers who come to the synchronous events but don't necessarily post.

The tweetchat has a steady stream of interactions going each week and we have to cut it off rather than letting it run longer.

We have a very active group of synchronous online MOOCer who are not posting in forums or blogging. They attend sessions in Second Life, jump on Google Hangouts and then go over to ventrilio and play World of Warcraft.

This seems to be our carry over group from the virtual worlds and games open courses we did a P2PU, the Virtual Environments SIG (SIGVE) from ISTE and Cognitive Dissonance Guild from World of Warcraft.

So there are a few affinity groups who have already established communication channels who are participating ...just not in text as much.

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Feel free to call me "AK"
Blog: http://idstuff.blogspot.com
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/koutropoulos
@koutropoulos
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#6492138 Aug 03, 2012 at 01:10 PM
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I am a "hopper" so sometimes I hop into things I don't understand but what I find is there are other "hoppers" there too, and generally someone to guide us or we exchange information that we learn along the way. I'm not much of a tweeter, too much of a talker to get down to 140 characters, but I am participating in the tweet chats within this MOOC as part of my assignment and I like to "hop" into something new. I have found the "designated time" and the hash tag helpful. The real time tweeting is working for me. I have had an account for years but don't use it much, using it more in the MOOC than ever before. I am just starting to get my head around some of the newer issues/technologies and starting to see how I can use it myself and how I can help others adapt it.

AK, always appreciate your posts. I agree on the background chatter at conferences, didn't do it at COLTT (CU - Wed/Thur), but that building didn't have particularly have good access for my smart phone T-Mobile and I didn't want to take the time to get hooked to CU's wireless. Last year it was so convoluted to do it that I balked this time. I expect this time was easier, however there is a lesson here, if you are going to make technology available it damn better work the first time or you will lose users downstream. . . . we seem to try something and if it isn't immediately working, next time we may pass it up.
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#6493836 Aug 03, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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I have to confess - when doing the gamemooc tweetchats I am rarely not in a room with someone else who is also doing the tweetchat. So again I'm augmenting. On Wednesday, we left a conference event and went over to a coffee shop.

Most of our local conferences in Colorado aren't very engaged in twitter. But the national conferences I attend have great back channels. In Second Life, because of the group channels, events often have multiple back channels.

Neville heads up one we call " Bad Educator Backchannel."

#6485880 akoutropoulos wrote:

It's interesting, TweetChats don't really do it for me (I think twitter is an awful medium for chat -having come from a "traditional" chatroom background). But I do like twitter for backchannel communication at conferences.

#6477870 Beth wrote:

I love the tweetchats. For me they have been the strongest and most informative aspects of the MOOC! I strongly encourage everyone to join in.

Beth

#6469567 kae wrote:

By all means, jump in here but we also have a group participating synchronously. I'm not sure we are exactly capturing that.

There is another layer of synchronous interactions that doesn't show up in text on the shivtr site. We have a group of very active and chatty MOOCers who come to the synchronous events but don't necessarily post.

The tweetchat has a steady stream of interactions going each week and we have to cut it off rather than letting it run longer.

We have a very active group of synchronous online MOOCer who are not posting in forums or blogging. They attend sessions in Second Life, jump on Google Hangouts and then go over to ventrilio and play World of Warcraft.

This seems to be our carry over group from the virtual worlds and games open courses we did a P2PU, the Virtual Environments SIG (SIGVE) from ISTE and Cognitive Dissonance Guild from World of Warcraft.

So there are a few affinity groups who have already established communication channels who are participating ...just not in text as much.

twitter @kzenovka
www.center4edupunx
Games MOOC Instructor and Designer
Google + gamesmooc@gmail.com



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#6506806 Aug 06, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Cataclysmic
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Do say more!!! ;-)

#6493836 kae wrote:


Neville heads up one we call " Bad Educator Backchannel."

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Feel free to call me "AK"
Blog: http://idstuff.blogspot.com
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/koutropoulos
@koutropoulos
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#6519723 Aug 08, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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354 Posts
It's an extra layer to many of the events we attend online. In Second Life, there is the official channel. "local chat" so everyone who is within a certain proximity of the event. But "group chat" allows you to communicate with everyone who has signed up for that group. So often during online conferences, you have audio from the speaker and also you see the local text chat - which is similar to twitter back channel. But you can also receive text messages from a group.

So during events, there may be additional dialogues running. Bad Educator Backchannel may have some sort running joke if not game of interacting with the speaker.

In games, it's similar to being in raid chat with a group going on a raid but continuing to talk to your guildmates in guild chat.
twitter @kzenovka
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