I can not believe that one class has already finished and another class is about to start, since I first started my Webcast Academy Internship! I have set myself a definite goal for 2008. I WILL graduate from the Webcast Academy this year. I currently have 2 full 1 hour shows under my belt and after two or three more, I feel that I will be ready to do my Gradcast show.
This webcast was for a doctoral class at Illinois State University that I am taking on Improvements of Curriculum and Instruction. I was partnered with Dea Conrad-Curry to lead our class discussion for this particular session. We created a wiki for students to post and respond to questions the week prior to our online webcast. We as a class have been reading about the politics of curriculum and thus text book selection. We had a guest speaker with us, Dr. Kris Ross talk about her experiences with these issues. Read more reflection in my blog.
This webcast was done with the intended audience of my students- Master’s level dietetic students at Illinois State University. I was fortunate to have an alumn who graduated in May working at a renal clinic in Chicago and was interested in doing this online webcast. She was a great co-host! You can read my reflection of this show on my blog post.
Webcasting is about letting it flow, letting it take you to unexpected places, voices and encounters. However, the backstage is about planning, preparation. It seems paradoxical, but, in fact, it isn't. To let the voices around you feel at ease, the group of webcasters must have an idea on where they want to head. The final end might be unpredictable, but they need to know what they are doing there to makes everyone comfortable and confident to speak their minds.
For all of you Grey's Anatomy Fans- this is a discussion I had with another avid fan recaping the season finale and giving our predictions for Season 4 of Grey's Anatomy. It may sound like high school gossip unless you watch the show!! We had a great time talking (her mic and internet connection were not the best, but we got by). We had about 6 in the chat room!