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2nd Monday of the Month

Elluminate - Online Training by Eric Sargeant

Date: Monday, 12th October 2009
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead

Details

Elluminate Live! is a multi-faceted Java Web-Start package aimed mainly at teaching on-line, but can also be useful in cross-site development projects.

Along with the means to manage participants, the main features include a white board drawing area, several means of sharing applications, conducted web-touring, audio-visual and text communication, lecture presentation/preparation, note taking, file transfer and recording/playback.

The design execution of the Elluminate system modules themselves will be of interest to Branch members, there being many novel features employed.

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About the Presenter

Eric took part in evaluation trials of Elluminate for the Open University's Math-on-line project. The OU have adopted it for on-line teaching in place of their in-house 'Lyceum' system and Eric has been employed in training tutors in its use. The incompatibility of mathematical symbols with the keyboard basis of computing will provide the necessary discussion material by which to show how the main features are used.

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