I Cloned Myself!

Since we received the Polycom RSS (on loan from Polycom for Polycom special events), I’ve had some ideas for how we could use it. One was to record the PD sessions I do for teachers. That way when I can’t do a VC for others, they can at least access an archive.

So today I tried it out with a projects workshop for Utica Community Schools. It’s about 40 min. long, with 20 min. of presentation and 20 min. of an interesting Q&A discussion. It’s an informal discussion, so not perfectly polished. But hopefully you it will be useful to you if you were hoping to have me talk for your workshop and couldn’t because I’m too busy with my own districts. Just click this link to access the archive.

I’ve also added a Streaming category to my blog so that you can find all the things that we have archived for streaming. Enjoy!

About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.
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4 Responses to I Cloned Myself!

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  2. Outstanding! Thank you for sharing this with us. The quality of the archive was excellent. I am interested in the archiving of video conferences because as soon as the projects are over that I facilitate, the teachers want to see their presentations and I do not have an easy way to do this. Looks like the Polycom RSS takes care of this. We have a legacy VCG Starbak box, but the archived streams are at 384K and the viewer does not work with the newer browsers.

    Yes, we are still iced in down here in Texas!

  3. Janine Lim says:

    It is really cool Roxanne. I haven’t figured out all the options yet, but for this one, I just dialed out to my Polycom VSX 7000 and Utica was already dialed into me (it’s a multipoint VSX) and voila. When you hang up it archives and makes the link. Pretty easy. You can also meet at the RSS having two sites dial in – but it then shows both sites side by side. I didn’t want it that way and couldn’t figure out if that’s the only option. Certainly more playing to do.

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