ACTION 98/03/20-1: MAS to chase up on situation.
- -Spanish for Lawyers
arrangements for tutorial series evaluation:-
GS: Patrick can't make thursday, should we try to get all students together. It seems this may not be possible until well into next term.
MAS: we'll go ahead and plan on thursday, try and meet Patrick separately
if he can't make it. Unless students/tutors would consider
meeting at the weekend?
JB: will talk to Marie Dannielle about the possibility of meeting on Saturday
PH: will check with Mar and Diego also about the weekend.
AV: excellent session. AV very pleased with progress. Students find it useful and fun. 2-hour session yesterday
worked fine, except for problems with importing large files into the whiteboard.
DP: no network loss at all, very clear.
AV: session showed that instead of battling with tools, the tutors should modify their teaching methods to adapt to the technology.
MAS: Should we arrange a (language) tutor workshop on this issue? Yes.
ACTION 98/03/20: PH & MAS to identify some possible dates in late
April for workshop and email to tutors.
- -Essex-SSEES Social Science Teaching
LC: used mediaboard instead of WB or WBD, worked very well. Audio a bit up and down, but students very enthusiastic.
Keen to continue course in spite of audio problems.
MAS: We will continue with course, hopefully we can fix the audio problems.
LC: new version not quite ready to deploy, more debugging required.
MAS: decision was made yesterday to continue with mediaboard, in the social science course.
UCL seminar March 19 given by Anna Watson (UCL).
GS: Derek Lewis from Foreign Language Centre attended; was impressed
by content of seminar and by A/V side of conference.
Problems with slides - took ages to deliver or did not arrive at all. Paper copies were used. Slides were generated with PPT.
DAP: common problems with MS PS - aber have been running through Adobe Acrobat to generate standard adobe postscript files.
CSP: newest version of Ghostview can do the convertions - Unix script can be written to do the conversion....or you can use PC
version, that comes as part of shrimp....
JB: mike from room very tinny - is this a problem with the room?
MAS: yes - difficult to get right - will continue to try and improve.
MAS - break in seminars until late April. Can Ian Campbell give seminar on the 30 April?
JB - will check.
MAS - 7 May seminar from OU - and it might be difficult to fit more in before the demo which is scheduled for around the middle of May -
will check from UKERNA.
DH - seminar on lessons from the PIPVIC tutorials - possibly on 14 May.
ACTION 98/03/13-1 (SL): Suggest dates for evaluation workshop on Polish
No news from Essex yet - ACTION
ACTION 98/03/13-5 (KH): Look into interoperability of wb and wbd
ACTION 98/03/13-6: JD to check with Kasia if 14 May is suitable for
- still looking...
ACTION 98/03/06-5: More specific info on how best to prepare slides for the MAS/LC/KH to look at this and prepare guidelines for size,
shape, fonts, etc.
ACTION 98/03/06 - DH and MAS to do series on hands-on experiences of
using videoconferencing technology for teaching.
Dates: April 23,30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 - in process.
ACTION 98/03/13-7 (KH): Fix PC nte so it doesn't break Unix nte - Done.
Final meeting points:-
Another two Italian sessions this week, depending on whether Marie Danielle is meeting sudents in london re. spanish on Thursday.
ACTION 98/03/20 - follow up on packet loss problems during meeting. DP to file
JD - Planning of tutor workshop - MAS: welcome to help Marc-Georges, DH, PH and myself - 4-6 next Tue M-D to Aber teaching session
CSP: In future, we might try GSM+GSM as the audio encoding, lower bandwidth and sounds nicer than dvi+lpc when we get network loss.