Videoconference 24/04/98, 10:00-11:00 Participants:- Julian Chesterfield (JC), UCL Louise Clark (LC), UCL Sue Sharples (SS), Essex Simon Lavington (SL), Essex Gary Stringer (GS), Exeter Paul Hogan (PH), Language Centre UCL Angela Sasse (MAS), UCL Lesley Pitman (LP), SSEES Adriano Vincentelli (AV), Aber Kristian Hasler (KH), UCL Apologies:- Colin Perkins, UCL John Buckett, Exeter Henry Hughes, UKERNA Minutes:- 1. Connection and tool check SL - higher resolution on screen means that font in nte is now too small.. All OK, except for SSEES who have problems with the video and audio. They were able to join the session later. 2. Contract update MAS: Subcontracts going out shortly. We are will waiting for final replies from partner sites, specifically Aberystwyth. SL: Concerned about receiving the revised version of the subcontract. MAS: Graham will send the revised version once he has heard from all the sites. a) Teaching: - - - - - - Polish Evaluation took place at Essex on 21st - despite all the problems, students were positive about the experience and made lots of useful comments/suggestions - report will appear on Web pages soon. - - - - - - Update on Mandarin tutorials LC - hoping to start next week, two students in exeter and also hopefully two students at UCL. No timetable at present, will arrange soon. GS - arringing session next Friday to give students a chance beforehand to familiarise with the tools. ACTION 98/04/24(GS,PH,LC,JC)- to liase over arranging a mock session with the Mandarin tutor and the students. Possibly on Friday 1 May midday onwards. ACTION 98/04/24(PH) - will try to find "real" students in language Centre to participate in mandarin course. - - - - - - Italian evaluation session GS - No evaluation arranged yet ACTION 98/04/24(GS, DAP, AV) to arrange Italian evaluation session and to check with Marie-Danielle if next Tuesday 28th is possible. - - - - - - Human Rights (SSEES and Essex) SL- -penultimate HR session will be next tuesday 28th April. Final session will be confirmed later but it is planned for Tuesday 5th May. b) Upcoming Seminars 2 seminars scheduled:- 30/4/98 Ian Campbell "Introduction to Multicasting" - abstract available from pipvic website MAS: Title sounds very similar to Dave Price's recent PIPVIC seminar. How about changing it to something like 'Multicasting - a local network manager's view' ? GS: Ian is aware of Dave's seminar and is planning on continuing on from the point he reached. ACTION 98/04/24(GS) - to check with Ian about revising the title. 7/5/98 Craig Rodine from OU ACTION 98/04/24(MAS) - to get abstract from Craig ACTION 98/04/24(LC) - to check whether Jim Dingley is planning on doing a seminar in may. 4. AOB Deliverables for PIPVIC project: Two deliverables due for 15th May. Presentation of technical and pedagogical evaluations. ACTION 98/04/24(UCL) Draft to go out next week, in order to discuss it in meeting next week. Both Technical and pedagogical evaluations. Final demonstrations - likely to be on June 30th -subject to HH agreeing. MAS - Venue will be at UCL (Tuck lecture theatre, takes up to 150 people) Preliminary Agenda:- Live demo (after lunch). Each site to present, and possibly allow audience to ask questions. Language tutorials to be demonstrated - the more teachers and students, the better) SL - Research away day that day, but SS will be there MAS - It would be nice to have Sarah participating. ACTION 98/04/24 - Essex, SSEES, UCL Language Centre, and Aber will arrange for language teachers to be there. MAS - REHERSAL ON 29TH JUNE, EVERYBODY INVOLVED SHOULD IDEALLY BE THERE ACTION 98/04/24(UCL) - From next week to start circulating a draft countdown to the demo. GS - Never received details on reporting network problems to NOSC. Also, should the JANET external Mbone tunnel be raised to a 2mb connection since projects such as MECCANO are now involved with European partners, or will this saturate the UK network? LC - Perhaps we should suggest raising for a short period to see whether we experience problems. ACTION 98/04/24(GS) - to contact NOSC re. raising the existing 1mb connection and to suggest a test period. 5. Outstanding Action Points ACTION 98/04/17-2 (SL) - Contact Anna Watson, set up experiment (Anna to email SL when she comes back) ACTION 98/04/17-3 Add Chris Cheetham to PIPVIC mailing list. DONE. ACTION 98/04/1-1 (MAS, LC) - Contact UCL Contracts dept to follow up on situation with subcontracts. - Done. Awaiting replies from all partner sites before revised subcontracts can be sent out.