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2007-10-23: The puzzle has a lot more pieces now,
and I'm trying to figure them out. For the telephony
assignment, I'll probably go the Mac route first and
use Nicecast. I've reviewed Lee Baber's Excellent
Mac set-up materials
(thanks, Lee) here at the­
Academy site, and I also have access to the­
Nicecast manual; I'm sure that I'll need both to
make some sense of settings and the like. Other
challenges are making arrangements with the person I'll call, making sure that I'm not Chatty-Kathyish
(typical of me) during the call, an­d managing as-yet unknown editing issues in Audacity. At this point,
I'm both eager to begin this leg of the journey and hesitant to just take ­a deep breath and set out on it.

D. O.­


Dennis Oliver:
ESL Teacher and Materials Developer in
­Phoenix, Arizona. Not a techie but not a technophobe, either.

Comments

Fantastic!

Dear Dennis,

I loved your image for the assignment and your observations on what you plan to accomplish it. I can picture a new wonderful webcaster in our group.

 beijos,

Carla Arena

A curious Brazilian EFL Educator

Oí, Carlinha.I thought I

Oí, Carlinha.

I thought I replied to your thoughtful message not long after you posted it. At about that time, however, I was having problems posting (the anti-spam software used here didn't like me), so maybe my reply never made it online.

"A new wonderful webcaster"? Well, new anyway. I'm very interested in webcasting and am becoming more so—largely, I think, because of the masterful way you handle FoodBridges. At this point, I'm not progressing very quickly, but I don't give up easily!

Chau—e beijinhos com sabor de chocolate!

Dennis Oliver: ESL Teacher and Materials Developer in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not a techie but not a technophobe, either.

Step 1, Step2, Step3

 Looks like your set to go.  Don't spend too much time getting ready.  Make a quick checklist and just try it!  If you make a mistake go back and try it again.  Looking forward to your recording.  Let's us know what you set up is.  I am trying out Mac for the first time and will post my call soon also.

Jose Rodriguez, Co-Facilitator Webcast Academy Session 2.3; It's Elementary Webcast

Going On to the Next Step

Hi, José.

Thanks for the comments: I appreciate them.

No, I won't spend too much time getting ready, but I want to be sure I have a basic understanding of, first, Nicecast and then, later, Virtual Audio Cable. Right now, I have three strong possibilities for calls. We'll see which one is the first.

I look forward to reading about (and listening to) your first-time experience with a Mac.

Dennis Oliver: ESL Teacher and Materials Developer in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not a techie but not a technophobe, either.

The call

Dennis, Feel free to call me for your assignment if you would like.  I called my daughter, but after the 10th time, she began to get annoyed.  My advice is not to call your boss for your first attempt for sure!

Pam Shoemaker, Michigan

I'd love to!

Hi, Pam.

Thanks for your offer to let me call you for this assignment. I'd love to! I've thought of a number of people I could call, but I decided that another intern would be the best bet, so your comment ("The call") was music to my ears!

I enjoyed listening to your chat to your daughter, by the way. The two of you seem to have a great relationship!

My boss is a very patient, understanding soul, but I certainly wouldn't call her for my first attempt. She's currently out of state anyway, and I don't know how to reach her except in the Phoenix area.

I sent a message to your school e-address. I look forward to being in touch so we can have a pre-call discussion.

Thanks again, Pam, for your kind offer!

Dennis Oliver: ESL Teacher and Materials Developer in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not a techie but not a technophobe, either.



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