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Learning2gether Episode 299 - David Winet on Virtual Reality Headsets

Sunday November 8, 2015

 
What is it about? 
 

In this session, David Winet will be previewing the presentation he is giving officially on Nov 14 at the CATESOL Conference in Anaheim, California http://www.catesol.org/2015_annual_conference.aspx

 

The arrival of both virtual reality headsets and of remotely controlled personal robots presents an interesting step forward for teaching and learning.  This talk will touch on some of the possibilities and hurdles along this path. 

 
This event is archived here:
 

 

How this worked at showtime Nov 8, 2015

  • If there is space available (up to 10 people) you are welcome to join us in the Hangout on Air
    • It is a public hangout in the profile of Vance Stevens on Google+
    • Join the conversation and catch the stream on the Google+ event page: 
      https://plus.google.com/events/ch0a47hvt8c8eplhva8t4ng3ado
    • We are sorry, we forgot to place the direct link posted here at show time
      but we posted to Twitter hash tag #learning2gether
    • If the Hangout is full, listen to the stream and interact with us in the text chat
      • 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 

Before, during, and after the live event, you can chat with us in the chat space above

and / or join the conversation on the Google+ event page

Connect with the Chatwing from any browser at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

The text chat from this session is copy / pasted below

a day ago

you're back
a day ago
  
 
 
Do you have your Google Glass handy? It would be great to show it along with the other VR/AR novelties.
a day ago
  
 
 
Good morning from Phoenix AZ. Planning to join you for this session. :-)
a day ago
  
 
 
Will you be talking about Google Cardboard? I just bought mine. :-)
a day ago
  
 
 
Yes.
I lost the HOA.
a day ago
  
 
 
Hooray :-) Thanks!
a day ago
  
 
 
Hi George
I bought 3 of them to share at CATESOL next week :)
a day ago
checked in at the hangout -- nothing there but Vance's blurred face
a day ago
  
 
 
Hi V - starting a bit late. We'll get there :)
a day ago
we're about to start
a day ago
figured as much David -- these are early for you in CA
a day ago
  
 
 
Seeing the stream now :-)
a day ago
great Peggy, thanks for joining us
a day ago
  
 
 
Hi Vance!
I remember the ViewMaster :-)
Just learned about the new ViewMaster
a day ago
  
 
 
wish I could afford Google glass
a day ago
  
 
 
love Google Cardboard!!! can't wait to start using mine.
a day ago
I bought one when I was in the USA because I had a US mail drop and a US credit card, both necessary to purchase
a day ago
  
 
 
this is the one I bought http://eightones.com/vrkit/
a day ago
  
 
 
does Google Cardboard work with other things or just youtube videos? still learning!
a day ago
cool
a day ago
  
 
 
I have two screens open so I can view the stream without scrolling up and down for the chat :-)
a day ago
me too I have the chatwing in a separate window
a day ago
  
 
 
thanks for answering my question.
a day ago
  
 
 
Sure thing Peggy.
tiny.cc/esl-vr
a day ago
  
 
 
hi, all, listening on YouTube ;-)
a day ago
  
 
 
love getting this preview! Thanks Dave!
excellent! seeing your notes now!
a day ago
  
 
 
that's a great resource! Can't wait to explore the links. Thank you!
some people say they get really dizzy trying to use the 3D viewmaster. have you found that to be a problem?
a day ago
  
 
 
nteresting new developments with educational/ESL implications: immersive, dynamic (not stills) headsets, head turning, walking, immersive audio, AR overlay, robots.
nteresting new developments with educational/ESL implications: immersive, dynamic (not stills) headsets, head turning, walking, immersive audio, AR overlay, robots.
Interesting new developments with educational/ESL implications: immersive, dynamic (not stills) headsets, head turning, walking, immersive audio, AR overlay, robots.
a day ago
  
 
 
yes there were lots of Minecraft sessions at ISTE this year. very popular.
a day ago
did you try out the occulus rift there?
a day ago
  
 
 
no I haven't tried oculus rift. Know very little about it. Can you tell us more?
a day ago
  
 
 
that's really amazing! just like being there!
a day ago
OCULUS
 (Oculus Rift gaming)
 (Ocuslus Rift virtual rooms)
a day ago
  
 
 
thanks for the links to the sample videos!
a day ago
  
 
 
which link?
a day ago
the one above
a day ago
  
 
 
great idea! put your mic up to the video
a day ago
  
 
 
that's hilarious and very creative!
a day ago
  
 
 
Right? :)
a day ago
  
 
 
love it!!
a day ago
  
 
 
that would be a fun way to learn vocabulary :-)
a day ago
is this in SL or something else?
a day ago
  
 
 
yes I can see point D
a day ago
  
 
 
highlighted in pink :-) thanks
a day ago
This is the link he's reading from
a day ago
  
 
 
that's really incredible that the game can respond to your answers virtually!
a day ago
how prohibitive are prices or cost of any of this at the moment?
a day ago
TEACHER-LED

 (Google Expeditions - 3D VR synched with teachers unit for guided tours - go to minute 8:17)
a day ago
  
 
 
does Google Cardboard work with AR triggers like you find on Aurasma or Quiver?
a day ago
this is very promising that education is at the forefront this time
a day ago
  
 
 
the Google Cardboard was very affordable. I think I paid $18. on Amazon. Bought several for grandkids for Christmas :-)
a day ago
the cardboard is good enough to have an idea until the technology is a bit more established :)
a day ago
  
 
 
ah yes Vance! That makes sense. The phone inside Cardboard would have to be the reader.
then point it at the trigger :-) great idea!
a day ago
  
 
 
exactly Vance! perfect entry point! and it's true you can build your own
a day ago
sounds like the cardboard may be affordable, but the connections and devices that constitute affordance add up
a day ago
  
 
 
free google cardboard
for classrooms
a day ago
which is more expensive in remote rural areas
a day ago
I watched something about virtually reality world if I am not mistaken
something to do with FB may be?
where you get an avatar and watch movies with others
a day ago
not to mention often more expensive, especially if you don't institutional affiliation. I don't have that or a cell phone but traded off long distance for wi-fi access. That adds up
a day ago
  
 
 
you have to be a new subscriber to NY Times
to get the Google Cardboard
a day ago
no this is sincked
it is something that was released a couple of days ago
let me search it
zynched that is :)
a day ago
  
 
 
exactly! incentive to get subscribers
a day ago
thank you so much for all the information :)
a day ago
  
 
 
cheaper to buy it--one time purchase :-) subscription to NY Times is expensive over time.
a day ago
  
 
 
true that!
a day ago
lol
a day ago
  
 
 
thank you so much Dave! very informative and I can't wait to explore your videos and resources on the doc!
a day ago
I like my young avatar to be she's the younger me
:)
a day ago
  
 
 
very funny Vanessa!!!
a day ago
  
 
 
can you contact me at david.winet@gmail.com for further discussion?
a day ago
a doll that represents me not how I look
a day ago
I am Olivetree Lighthouse there :)
a day ago
  
 
 
Nice Maha! :)
a day ago
  
 
 
Bron Stuckey is one of my favorite people!
Vance, thanks for hosting such interesting webinars/conversations!
a day ago
  
 
 
Vance I'll be at the conference for your 300th but lI'll watch it on Youtube.
a day ago
Thank you so much Davis and Vance :)
a day ago
thanks again everyone, look for the archve in a day or two athttp://learnng2gether.net
a day ago
will there be an archive for the EVO Training? I'm trying to follow that even if not in the G+ community
a day ago
  
 
 
Great webinar! My browser crashed right at the end but we can view the recording again. :-)
a day ago
  
 
 
yes Vanessa! There were some great Makerspace presentations on the K12 Online Conference this year. :-)
a day ago
here is something 
a day ago
 
Two apps that Peggy mentioned: http://quivervision.com/
a day ago

For further information on all our upcoming events please visit
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

and for an index to our archives at http://learning2gether.net
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex
 

(The TinyURL redirects to ... 
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents)

Learning2gether with Week 1 overview of EVO 2016 moderator training

Sunday November 1, 2015 - 1400 UTC / GMT

 
What was it about? 
 

Electronic Village moderators for the EVO 2016 sessions met online in a revolving-door Hangout on Air (HoA) for a meet-and-greet to kick off the new round of EVO moderator training. Mbarek Akaddar provided an overview of the training session, and Nina Liakos talked about why moderator training is important for experienced moderators and new moderators alike. The general public were welcome to attend and share ideas and questions by listening in the stream and interacting with moderators in the hangout and other participants in real-time in our Chatwing chat space
http://chatwing.com/vancestev.

This was billed as a good opportunity to meet next year’s moderators and learn firsthand about what will be on offer when EVO opens for registration on Jan 3, 2016.

This was the 298th episode of Learning2gether, who are hosting the event. 

Find more information on events of this nature at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

 

How this worked at showtime Nov 1, 2015

  • If there is space available (up to 10 people) you are welcome to join us in the Hangout on Air
    • It is a public hangout in the profile of Vance Stevens on Google+
    • Join the conversation and catch the stream on the Google+ event page: 
      https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvasclmutspo2j4snrrmchv6lvg
    • You can join us in HoA via its direct link posted here at show time
      and posted to Twitter hash tag #learning2gether
    • If the Hangout is full, listen to the stream and interact with us in the text chat
      • 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 

Before, during, and after the live event, you can chat with us in the chat space above

and / or join the conversation on the Google+ event page

Connect with the Chatwing from any browser at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Here's the chat from this event copy / pasted below

If you've come to chatwing from my posting to my email lists, here is where you can catch the stream when it starts,http://webheadsinaction.org/live
We'll be starting half an hour from now
16 hours ago
 
Good morning EVO moderators! We are here today for the launch of this year's EVO moderators' training. I am one of the coordinators.
16 hours ago
me too
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi all! I made it, but cannot stay long and will only follow chat! Hope you all have a great Sunday
16 hours ago
Hi Marijana. We start in 15 min, just waiting for Nina to resolve a problem connecting her HoA
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Ok, no problem. I see you have disabled comments on youtube, so I don't need to follow youtube than!?
16 hours ago
I'll post the direct link to the moderators G+C when nina is there
I didn't disable comments, maybe the stream has to start first
But the text chat should all funnel through Chatwing in any event
16 hours ago
  
 
 
OK, I will follow youtube than as well. I suppose you are right! Good to know that! Thx
16 hours ago
We'll know when the stream starts
16 hours ago
 
Hi Marijana, are you feeling better?
16 hours ago
Looking forward to today´s chat...
16 hours ago
Here to listen and learn...
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Nina! A bit better thank you! But, can't join you live. Will follow chat with the rest!
Hi Benjamin! Do join the EVO team in the hangout on air, the link is posted in the G+Community
16 hours ago
hi ther
there is no video here at all for me
16 hours ago
 
Welcome to the chat!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Vance, you look scary today! :)
NIce to see you to Vance and all! Hi from Croatia
16 hours ago
Don´t see an HOA link in G+ Community...
16 hours ago
Good morning from Colorado -- here to follow video and chat
16 hours ago
That´s fine...will just watch and learn...
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Vanessa! :)
16 hours ago
 
Hi everyone!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Benjamin, EVO 2016 Moderator G+Community
16 hours ago
Hi Marjana -- good to "see" (read) you!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
and Vance has posted the Live link for HOA
16 hours ago
 
Hi all
16 hours ago
 
To get the live link you need to belong to the moderators google plus community
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Heike! Looking good!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi, everyone! Good to see you all.
See! Talk :)
16 hours ago
  
 
 
@Benjamin are you a member od EVO2016 G+Community!?
16 hours ago
 
Minecraft MOOCers! YAY!
16 hours ago
 
Okay someobody can jump into my space in the hangout!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Bron :) MinecraftMoocer!
16 hours ago
No Marijana, is it a public community or private?
16 hours ago
 
Oops, Sue Annan has taken my place.
16 hours ago
 
Hi there Marijana!
16 hours ago
Hi everyone
16 hours ago
 
Hi hazel!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
@Benjamin it's a EVO 2016 MOderators Community, it should be public, but are you a moderator of any EVO 2016 sessions
16 hours ago
 
I see Rose Bard here, Heike, Bron, welcome to the chat!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Many people joined us! Good to see that :)))
16 hours ago
 
Yes, indeed
16 hours ago
Hello, lovely people from all over the world. I'm Tamas from Hungary, currently destroying the planet in Dubai, UAE.
16 hours ago
ok I guess it's listening on one tab and chatting here on another :)
16 hours ago
Hi everyone, delighted to be here with you all today :-)
16 hours ago
  
 
 
hahah Heike! Vance aka eveil Haloween avatar
16 hours ago
 
Welcome, Tamas, Maha, and Janet
16 hours ago
for some reason the video doesn't work here
16 hours ago
Hello everyone! It is wonderful to be here! Hi Nina, hi Hazel
16 hours ago
hello Nina and all :) good to see you here
16 hours ago
 
Maha, try logging out and coming back. Or try a different browser.
16 hours ago
Hi Helena
16 hours ago
 
Hi Helena, welcome
16 hours ago
 
Games and game-inspired activities rock learning!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
@Maha, try to open it in youtube 
16 hours ago
Hi everyone! Looking forward to learning more about EVO and the different sessions
16 hours ago
 
Hi Emma, welcome
16 hours ago
A big hello from Hong Kong!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi everyone
16 hours ago
Hello everyone!
16 hours ago
thank Marijana.. Ic an open it but not on this same page
16 hours ago
 
Hi, Paul, Sue, Karin
16 hours ago
Hi everyone, sorry am a bit late, glad to be here
16 hours ago
 
Hi janet, WB
16 hours ago
not the chatwing page I mean
16 hours ago
 
Hello from Gainesville, Florida, USA
16 hours ago
 
Hello John
16 hours ago
 
Hello Nina
16 hours ago
Coding is in
16 hours ago
 
Paul I just authorized you to join the wiki
16 hours ago
Hello Nina, Vance and everyone
16 hours ago
hi
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Yes Maha, you need to have two tabs open, one for chat other from video if you cannot open embeded video in the site.
16 hours ago
  
 
 
I just wanted to show my enthusiasm for EVO. I've been a participant for years and it has always contributed to my development. I look forward to the learning how to contribute to it next year by helping in the moderation of Minecraft EVO with Vance, Marijana, Barbie, Jeff, Tamas and others. I gotta go now. I'll be watching the recording and catching up.
16 hours ago
I took a scripting course for SL building in 2008 at Muvenation with other webheads like Evelyn
16 hours ago
 
Rose, thank you so much for dropping by! We'll post the recording link ASAP
Hi Nellie
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Janet, John, Nellie, Rose and the rest
16 hours ago
I am also watching youtube livestream :-0
:-)
16 hours ago
 
Yes, me too
16 hours ago
Hi everyone
16 hours ago
Hi Marijana!!!
16 hours ago
I prefer to use google chat but I'm fine here, too :)
16 hours ago
and Nellie!!
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Janet
16 hours ago
  
 
 
happy to use this
16 hours ago
 
waves
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Edmodo is very popular social network among many primary teachers in Croatia as well
16 hours ago
 
It's tricky to have so many places to chat
16 hours ago
I went for tons of scripting courses in SL but they were mostly too theoretical for me
16 hours ago
  
 
 
welcome sue:)
16 hours ago
Hi Nellie
16 hours ago
 
hi Hazel
16 hours ago
 
This chat stays around forever, but the chat in the hangout vanishes when the hangout closes
16 hours ago
I think it would be much better if two or 3 work together while experimenting with scripts
16 hours ago
good to see you
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Hazel :)
16 hours ago
 
hi Maha, appreciate your comment, scripting and building are great skills though
16 hours ago
 
CLIL--content and language integrated learning
16 hours ago
Hello
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Heike, Nellie, NIna, Janet :-)
16 hours ago
 
:-)
16 hours ago
 
hugs Sue
16 hours ago
 
I will leave the call and listen in to let someone else in
16 hours ago
oh Absolutely Heike it is something that I love to learn and play with
16 hours ago
 
we will focus on creating language games in virtual environments
16 hours ago
was just saying that thee are better ways of doing it and it always depends on how individuals like to learn
16 hours ago
 
There seem to be 2 spaces in the hangout
16 hours ago
Hi Sue, everyone!!
16 hours ago
 
The hangout URL is in our mods' google+ community
16 hours ago
 
this group of moderators is a most amaziing group
16 hours ago
 
Yes, indeed
16 hours ago
Machina sounds awesome! I really want to take this EVO myself.
16 hours ago
I'll repeat. Great to see you, Heike. I missed you.
Hi Janet
16 hours ago
I don't HANGOUT ... I am from SECOND LIFE
16 hours ago
Hi Heike, lovely to see you here
16 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Nellie. We keep finding each other online :-)
16 hours ago
Hi aka Hazel
16 hours ago
I found that a course on basic programming liek the one using scratch offered in Coursera or Edx is very useful to jumpstart learning how to script
16 hours ago
Lots of plaes in the HoA now
15 hours ago
  
 
 
Hi Karen!
15 hours ago
scratch is great, Maha
Hi Karin
15 hours ago
 
This Teachers as Designers team is AWESOME. I am happy to be their mentor
15 hours ago
  
 
 
World Wide Moderator Teams
15 hours ago
 
Very globally focussed
15 hours ago
 
Yes, that's what I love about EVO
15 hours ago
I can leave my place so someone else can join the session.
15 hours ago
 
If you are an EVO mod please join the hangout and say hello
15 hours ago
  
 
 
Nellie is a super woman!
15 hours ago
Learning from each other is the best part :-)
Yay, Nellie!!!
15 hours ago
  
 
 
I agree Janet
15 hours ago
who can join and how?
15 hours ago
Yes, Sue!!
15 hours ago
 
Let's hear it for Mbarek!!!!! clap clap clap
15 hours ago
 
clap clap
15 hours ago
  
 
 
clap, clap for pur Mbarek
15 hours ago
clap clap
15 hours ago
  
 
 
Thanks a bundle Nellie :)
15 hours ago