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Learning2gether 342 in Hangout on Air

Vance Stevens and Jeff Lebow

What is going on with HoA, and what to do about it?

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1400 UTC / GMT

Countdown to the event


Very sorry, we were unable to make the HoA work due to unreadable audio. Jeff and Vance connected on Skype and got clear audio, so it was something wrong with HoA. Jeff had posted a plan C at and was able to stream there on YouTube/live (the replacement for HoA after Sept 12, 2016) with voice provided in Skype. Those who came to were able to find us in Chatwing at and enter the Skype call that way. So sorry we were unable to communicate this at the time (not enough fingers nor brain cells) but we did get recordings, mine in Camtasia and Jeff's Plan C available at


In the recordings, enjoy Webheads Learning2gether flying by its signature seat-of-its-pants.


What is this about? 


According to, Google has announced that Hangouts on Air will no longer function as such after Sept 12, 2016.

What does this mean for us? According to Alan Levine, not much as long as you avoid "encoder land"
Jeff Lebow has come up with a Plan B, and he and Vance will be discussing this development and what it will mean in practice at 1400 UTC on Sunday Aug 28.
Note from Jeff:  Plan B might be an overstatement.  My understanding is that HOA will still exist, it will just be started from your YouTube Live stream page as shown below.


Not wanting to disappoint by having no razzle-dazzle to play with, I have been fiddling with YouTube's non-Hangout live streaming options - specifically using Open Broadcaster Software as an encoder.  Added a Plan C studio below in case there's need. 


All are welcome to join us.


Where? Google+ Hangout on Air


When? 14:00 UTC


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The play button here streams events at show time
At the moment it plays the last event held here


At show time, you can catch the stream on the live video feed while it streams above

while interacting with participants in the real-time chat below

Plan C Studio 

How this works at showtime

If space is available (up to 10 people) you can join us in the HoA directly at its live link

(to be posted here at show time)

and also posted to Twitter by @vances using hash tag #learning2gether

and at the Learning2gether event page here


You can also watch the stream and chat with us live if you wish

  • Join the conversation and catch the stream on the Google+ event page:
  • or you can
  • In the Chatwing text space you can let us know if you want to join the Hangout
    • We will let you know via the stream when space comes available
    • When you enter the Hangout
      • Wear a HEADSET to avoid broadcasting speaker sound back into the Hangout
      • Switch OFF the stream as it is on a delay and will create an echo for you
      • Please MUTE YOUR MIC when not actually speaking into it during the HoA 


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