Wednesday, August 15, 2007

elluminate

After participating in the elluminate tour with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach , I came away excited about the possibilities for education. The ability to have a guest lecturer from across the world is pretty sweet. The fact that in a classroom, you only need one computer in order to be "in" on the conversation is great because there is a lot of reservation re: tech focused around the cost of tech...but with elluminate, you can reap many of the rewards with only a single computer.

The difficulty would be getting the guest lecturer on board with elluminate...getting them familiar with the program, or getting them to purchase the program, although i believe Jeff or Sheryl mentioned that it was free for small groups...?????

1 comment:

bethg said...

Hi Mr. K,

I share your excitement about the way Elluminate Live! can transform the teaching and learning experience. We have many clients who use the environment for guest lecturers and virtual field trips on a global level.

For the remote speakers, one idea is to have a practice session prior to the actual event. Also, first-time users can go to http://www.elluminate.com/support/ for an online orientation.

Yes, we do have a free, 3-seat version of Elluminate Live! It's Elluminate vRoom with all the same functioanlity, except for recording. And you can use your room for an long as you like. Just visit www.getvroom.com.

- Beth, Elluminate Goddess of Communication