Monday, November 23, 2009

Using the Webex on-line conference tool

 You are invited to my on-line event: Using the Webex on-line conference tool

Guest Speaker: Eric Kwok
Type: On-line conference
Venue: Webex Conference room. See instructions below
Facilitator: Hervé Carpentier

Date and time: Monday 30th November 2009, 14:00 (2pm), NZ time or  Monday, 30th November 2009 at 01:00 UTC/GMT.
Use this link to convert to your local time zone.

What will be covered:
-the WEBEX conference tool.
-Experience of using an online meeting tool.

The presenter will be Eric Kwok, Technical Manager, AsiaPac, Cisco System. Eric is based in Hong Kong and has been working for Cisco System for 8 years. He is Technical Manager for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Eric is using Webex daily.

To join this session:
1. Go to Webex
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: cisco
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

If you encounter any technical issues,
for the FC09 group 
-I will be logged in the Google group/Google mail/Skype (text only)
for participant non members the FC09 group
-I will be at the same time keeping an eye on the comments for this post.

Backup plan:
I have used Webex for more than 5 years and have had no experience of it crashing/not being available. If however we encounter a major setback (technical or otherwise), I will aim to reschedule the session fast.
It does not make sense to talk about a tool without using it.

Looking forward to your company on the day !

Friday, November 6, 2009

The problem with Social networking platforms

To illustrate the point made in my last posting, you just need to look at the article in the Herald today (6/11/2009):

Facebook, MySpace users hit by cyber attacks 

This is one of the reasons why I would be uncomfortable to use these potentially good tools in my day-to-day teaching of young adults who are so sure that it only happens to other people. 

You must also consider your legal position if students who are victim of these attacks blame you for having to use those tools for their courses.