Due to the Blizzard of 2011, UCO will be closed on Wednesday, February 2nd. For those students who have computer/Internet access and can attend virtually, however, we will have a LIVE, synchronous meeting via Elluminate the morning of February 2nd. This online meeting is OPTIONAL, but highly encouraged. This web-based meeting will be recorded and shared for later viewing for students who cannot attend live. This will be an INTERACTIVE session and will permit you (as a student) to ask questions and interact with your classmates (as well as instructor) via text and audio. If you do not have a microphone, you will not be able to talk during the session but will still be able to text.
Our live class meeting in Elluminate was recorded. Click here to view the recording. (It is 1 hour long)
Our OPTIONAL online class meeting for February 2nd will begin at 9:30 am CST on 2/2/2011. Use this link to directly connect to our class in Elluminate. The official class (which will be recorded) will last until 11 am, but the instructor can hang around if desired later to answer further student questions not addressed earlier.
PRIOR to our class, visit this Elluminate "First Time Users" page and configure your computer as required. Note you may want to install and use a web browser other than Internet Explorer. FireFox and Safari are both recommended web browsers.
We will be introducing and exploring Google Reader, learning about push/pull communication technologies, as well as aggregators / news readers during class today. I also mentioned the "Inbox Zero" video shared by Merlin Mann as a Google Talk a few years ago. It's about an hour long and is available on YouTube. (This isn't required viewing, just recommended, good stuff!)