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1  Schome Park Programme / Time Explorers / Re: Continuing Archaeology and history on: June 07, 2008, 07:22:08 PM
I thought people had agreed not to use webcams, but anyway i dont seem to be able to set one up.....

No problems, then! :)

Is there a message saying why you can't? It should work in principle..
2  Schome Park Programme / Time Explorers / Re: Continuing Archaeology and history on: June 07, 2008, 07:02:22 PM
Though of course the AUP says no webcams

Text chat and voice only

Topper, could you ask PeterT about the situation for the webcam before setting up a test meeting?
3  Schome Park Programme / Reflection and forward planning / Physics Phenomenon - Havok4 on: June 07, 2008, 05:02:27 PM
Thread gone off-topic? Would you like a split?
4  Schome Park Programme / Time Explorers / Re: Continuing Archaeology and history on: June 06, 2008, 08:04:46 PM
So Topper, if you've registered and can host the meetings, will the rest of us need to sign up, or can we just use it?
When you host a meeting, you get a URL that you can then send to others and participants can log in as guests. Alternatively, the person hosting the conference can set up passwords.

A few more points:
Flashmeeting only allows one person to talk at a time and 'public' meetings are encouraged by the developing team - you don't have to make it public, though :). Here's is how they put it..
"Please note that all meetings are recorded, so do not have secret meetings on this server! It is our intent that events conducted here should be made available as a public resource, appearing on a publicly accessible web page (FM-OpenLearn folksonomy). In the first instance, we will invite you to syndicate (i.e. make public) your events, whenever you can."

I had also read somewhere (which I couldn't find now :( ) that as it is still being developed, the recorded sessions could be used by the project team - I believe that would be another consideration for data protection, as well as the webcams for AUP. (That was for the OU server, not sure what the situation is for OpenLearn server).

Otherwise, I had found Baso's suggestion quite reasonable..
5  Schome Park Programme / Reflection and forward planning / Re: The definition of Second Life on: June 06, 2008, 07:42:05 PM
i see it as a platform.. a platform for 'communication' as the main purpose - be it personal communication, for business or education. I think its main difference from other computer-mediated tools is its being 3-D, rather than being put together on an interface.. Then, as more people communicate and get together, they become groups, communities or micro-nations.
6  Schome Park Programme / Schome Park discussions / Re: Streaming Videos on: June 03, 2008, 07:35:35 PM
I'm sure you realise I'd completely ignore you anyway. Besides, that was the edited version. I sent the unedited version directly to Peter.

I'd have thought so.. that was just to make the point and to prevent editing wars :P
I don't know the details for their request, but i assume you'll receive some reply in your personal conversation..
7  Schome Park Programme / Schome Park discussions / Re: Streaming Videos on: June 03, 2008, 06:26:17 PM
I think finishing a project is an argument that makes a lot of sense and I'm sure anyone with similar cause would be treated the same..

I believe having a PhD mostly signifies determination rather than anything to do with intelligence or awareness of what actually goes on :P

PS. I'm sure you know the parts I'd object in your post and ask for action..
8  Schome Park Programme / Reflection and forward planning / Re: Schome Park: from my experience (Bas0) on: May 28, 2008, 09:08:14 AM
trying to make sense.. TARDIS  ???
9  Schome Park Programme / Languages / Literature in German - read aloud on: May 21, 2008, 08:12:38 PM
There are works of Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Goethe and more read aloud in German..
My German is not enough to explore the whole site, but here you go..
10  Schome Park Programme / Languages / Re: DCSF-funded TV series for Channel Four on: May 21, 2008, 07:59:19 PM
I think it's a good opportunity to spent some time in the foreign country, not to mention it will be 'on tour' with a band :P
Apart from seeing it as language practise only, it could be a good chance to experience the culture and have some fun :D There is also the 'work experience' aspect that could be useful..
How can it arouse interest? I think it can create an awareness of how language and culture are related.. And making friends is always a good stimulus ;)

Though, I can't comment on how respectful the channel is - they will probably cut down costs, by involving students and receiving funds from DCSF :P
11  Virtual worlds (in education) / Help with virtual worlds / Re: Can't see folk in-world.. on: May 21, 2008, 04:35:12 PM
Thank you all! I've just seen Topper and Amba in-world, so it's no longer the problem.. There were no arrows, I guess that was the lag..
Thanks again!
12  Virtual worlds (in education) / Help with virtual worlds / Can't see folk in-world.. on: May 21, 2008, 04:03:06 PM
I've been trying to go in-world to join spARTans, but I've had a very strange experience. I can see others as green dots on the mini-map, but can't see anyone around and can't receive the local chat!!
Can anybody help with that, please?  ???
13  Schome Park Programme / Languages / DCSF-funded TV series for Channel Four on: May 20, 2008, 08:02:43 PM
This was posted on the CILT (The National Centre for Languages) website

Sounds like real fun!

Shine Ltd are developing a DCSF-funded TV series for Channel Four, aimed
at inspiring more young people to study modern languages at secondary
school and beyond.

The series will offer three young people aged 17-21 the opportunity to
join a successful band or performer on tour as their ‘fixers.’ They will
each be sent to a European city on the tour itinerary to help with the
arrangements for the forthcoming concert.

Shine are looking for enthusiastic and motivated A-level and AS students
with a reasonable grasp of a European language and a love of music to take
part in the programme. The show offers pupils the opportunity to get work
experience in a competitive industry, whilst highlighting the importance
of a second language as a skill. Filming would take place from the end of
their last exam of the summer, in order to minimise the impact on their

For more information and an application form for your students, email

14  Schome Park Programme / Languages / Re: Sorry- blame exams. on: May 20, 2008, 07:29:50 PM
I had no idea what that meant as well, so I suppose 'feelings' will be something to learn :D

There is spARTans at 4.15 and terraforming at 7pm. We could have a session in between?

Am I reading the thread right, we're not having one this week and it'll be our last session next week? :'(
15  Schome Park Programme / Languages / Re: Sorry- blame exams. on: May 20, 2008, 04:14:20 PM
Yey! Good to have you Kit!
Shall we decide on a time and topic?
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