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Streaming streaming into Second Life

I am working with the folks at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) on a few different aspects of their Annual Meeting in February.  One of the things we are working on is streaming the general sessions into Second Life.  We thought it might be a bit easier this year, with the new media settings included in Viewer 2.x but I seem to have run into a snag.

When I use this URL

http://educause.mediasite.com/mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=7e668ea5-7ef5-4227-b2da-dab47d4079d4 The page shows up on the prim just fine.

When I click on one of the videos I can hear the audio but the video does not show up.  Any idea why?

Thanks in advance.

Six EDUCAUSE events in the next two weeks!

In the next two weeks there will be six events for the EDUCAUSE Virtual Worlds group.  All six will be simultaneous events.  If you will be attending the conference on-site, please plan to join us there.  If you’re not attending the conference in person, you are welcome to join us for any or all of the following events.  The Constituent Group meetings will be discussions, whereas the other meetings will be streamed audio and slide show from the featured session in Austin.  See the URLs for session details.

EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

EDUCAUSE Virtual World Constituent Group meeting

http://net.educause.edu/MARC10/Program/1022225?PRODUCT_CODE=MARC10/SESS41
Lloyd Onyett (SL: Komputer Merlin)
11:45am to 12:45pm ET (Baltimore time)
8:45am to 9:45am SLT (Pacific Time)
Montclair State University – InWorld
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSSSouth/129/158/22

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference
Austin, TX

Penn State World Campus – InWorld
http://slurl.com/secondlife/PSU%20World%20Campus/145/17/27

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

EDUCAUSE Virtual Worlds Constituent Group Meeting

http://net.educause.edu/ELI10/Program/1022371?PRODUCT_CODE=ELI10/DISC05
Tanya Joosten (SL: Juice Gyoza) and Shannon Ritter (SL: Shannon Rutkowski)
10:00am to 11:00am CT (Austin Time)
8:00am to 9:00am SLT (Pacific Time)

Bob Heterick Memorial Lectureship – Digital Histories for the Digital Age: How Do We Teach Writing Now?
William G. Thomas, III,

http://net.educause.edu/ELI10/Program/1022371?PRODUCT_CODE=ELI10/GS01
1:00pm to 2:15pm CT (Austin Time)
11:00am to 12:15pm SLT (Pacific Time)

2010 Horizon Report and Lightning Rounds
Malcolm Brown, Laurence F. Johnson, Alan Levine, and Rachel Smith

http://net.educause.edu/ELI10/Program/1022371?PRODUCT_CODE=ELI10/GS04
5:05pm to 6:30pm CT (Austin Time)
3:05pm to 4:30pm SLT (Pacific Time)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Born Digital
John Palfrey

http://net.educause.edu/ELI10/Program/1022371?PRODUCT_CODE=ELI10/GS02
8:30am to 9:30am CT (Austin Time)
6:30am to 7:30am SLT (Pacific Time


Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Computation Thinking
Jeanette Wing

http://net.educause.edu/ELI10/Program/1022371?PRODUCT_CODE=ELI10/GS03
10:45am to 12:00pm CT (Austin Time)
8:45am to 10:00am SLT (Pacific Time)

EDUCAUSE 2008 – Sarah Robbins’ Featured Talk

Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education and the Future

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=2c38a614fe

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

ELIFALL08 – Learning Architectures That Help Biology Students Reach the Pinnacle of Bloom’s Taxonomy

Learning Architectures That Help Biology Students Reach the Pinnacle of Bloom’s Taxonomy
Robin Wright, Associate Dean, University of Minnesota

This session will present the academic architecture of a new course for entering biology majors and explore how the physical architecture of the Active Learning Classroom at the University of Minnesota supports sophisticated learning goals, including the ability to synthesize and evaluate ideas.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=92e1fc102a

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

ELIFALL08 – Building Community with Virtual Spaces

Building Community with Virtual Spaces
Shannon Ritter, Social Networks Adviser, Penn State World Campus, The Pennsylvania State University

Building a community of learners can be especially challenging when working with online and distance education students. By using social networking tools like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Second Life, we can begin to construct a community of sharing and participation that leads to enhanced satisfaction and a true sense of belonging.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=1e4a131a04

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

ELIFALL08 – The Research Library as a Center of Learning

The Research Library as a Center of Learning: Noteworthy Trends and Complementary Assessment Efforts
Crit Stuart

For a decade, research libraries have increasingly turned their attention to the learning needs of undergraduates, best depicted in the emergence and evolution of collaborative spaces referred to as learning commons. These successful spaces and the programs they support are inspiring libraries to take a fresh look at the needs of graduate students and faculty. The most innovative expressions of support for students and faculty spring from insight provided by user studies, deep engagement with constituents, and helpful collaborations. In this session we will review emerging library trends in support of learning and research, and their impact on learning space design. Some of the more promising assessment techniques that are helping to inform this work will be reviewed.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0a0dbeae4e

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

ELIFALL08 – Learning Space 3.0: When Real and Virtual Spaces Collide

Learning Space 3.0: When Real and Virtual Spaces Collide
Mark S. Valenti, President, The Sextant Group, Inc.

Demands for flexibility, collaborative learning opportunities, and access to digital information are resulting in a new design paradigm for learning space that transcends academic disciplines. Concurrently, technology enables the development of highly specific and realistic simulation environments for education, business, the health sciences, and other disciplines. Maturing technologies such as wired and wireless networks, low-cost projectors, flat-panel displays, and productivity software are integral components of a traditional modern-day educational facility. New and emerging technologies such as collaboration software, personal broadband networks, virtual environments, and 3D displays are creating opportunities to rethink the learning space-what and where it is-and what happens inside it. This session will explore developments in technology, classroom design, and concepts for future facilities and their transformative impact on the teaching and learning process.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=5c0feb84be

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

ELIFALL08 – Designing Learning into Learning Spaces

Educause Learning Initiative
Designing Learning into Learning Spaces
Malcolm B. Brown, Director of Academic Computing, Dartmouth College
An important goal of all learning space design is to make students and faculty successful in the practice of learning. The shift in focus from just classrooms to the more inclusive concept of learning spaces is at least five years old. Much has changed in our thinking about how to design spaces for learning, and today we face a new set of design challenges (for example, furniture selection and whether to use mature or emerging technology). Amid such considerations, it’s important not to lose sight of two core issues: how people learn, and the practices we employ to foster learning. In this session we will review constructivist learning theory and its impact on learning space design. We will also look at how learning space design must be informed by learning practices, and how these practices need to both shape and evolve with all our design efforts.

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=f300652c23

[UPDATE: Unlike Blogger, which allows iFrames, WordPress (.com, at least, not sure about .org) does not. So, unlike Blogger where the CoverItive session would appear right here inside the blog, you need to click the link above and it will open a separate window.]

Our hosts – University of Minnesota

Special thanks to Ann Hill Duin, Associate Vice President and Associate CIO, and the University of Minnesota, for hosting this conference. At check-in I received a nice packet of information including a one-page “Did you know?” that included the following:

* The first pacemaker was invented at the University of Minnesota

* Scientists at the U of M isolated Uranium 235

* The heart-lung machines was invented and used in first successful open-heart surgery

* The U of M was involved in the development of the “black box” flight recorded

* A U of M engineer created the first retractable, locking automobile seat belt

* Doctors at the U of M performed the first bone marrow transplant

* The father of the supercomputer graduated from the U of M

* The Internet’s first search and retrieval system called Gopher was invented at the U of M and paved the way for the World Wide Web.