[OSGeo-Edu] OSGeo webinars

Moreno, Rafael Rafael.Moreno at ucdenver.edu
Thu Jul 5 21:00:44 PDT 2012

As I mentioned before, I am using Screencast-o-Matic (www.screencast-o-matic.com) in a different project. Free, no software download or installation. Literately, push one button to start recording. Push on button to stop recording. Save as .MP4. DONE!! 10 min max to learn it. 

Limit of 15 min per video for free version, but you can tape as many 15-min pieces as you want. This is actually very convenient to organize a class or conference instead of having one very long video. 


Rafael Moreno, Ph.D.
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Colorado Denver
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Not sure what process is the best, but
i) collecting topics independent of Cameron's suggestion seems reasonable to me (though - is there a count system, if people agree with something?, e.g. add your name?)

ii) w.r.t. the topics: what would be the overall goal of the webinar: 
introduction to FOSS4G or general topics from the GIS beginner and advanced classes but with FOSS (e.g. stuff presented in current books, e.g. Longley, Goodchild, et al 200)? - Or is that up for discussion too.

iii) convincing contributors to make videos of their software may not be so easy - especially if it are volunteer projects and there are few resources (speaking here of my OpenJUMP experiences). If I think even of the steps to (a) develop what should be shown, and (b) learn how to use a software, (c) present things at the right speed. Hence, a tutorial is probably needed here?

cheers from Chile,

PS: Cameron, willing to be an advocate, but as I do not even know what I do in 4 months... ;)

Am 05.07.12 18:38, schrieb Cameron Shorter:
> Charlie,
> I suggest that there are not going to be many volunteers until there 
> is a template.
> I suggest next steps should be:
> 1. Write a straw man template.
> 2. Put the template out to the community for review.
> 3. Receive lots of feedback, some of it contradicting.
> These steps 1-3 will likely be done by one or maybe 2 people, and 
> takes quite a bit of time.
> 4. Test the template by creating a webinar our 2 with it.
> 5. Revise template.
> 6. Then go out to the community asking for more webinars. This is the 
> point where you do have a good chance of attracting volunteers, as the 
> volunteers will be able to see how their material will be successful.
> 7. Review all material as it comes in for quality and consistency. 
> (This is a lot of work).
> Of note, I'm currently at step 6 with regards to building the OSGeo 
> Advocate page, and I strongly encourage you all to add your profiles 
> to this page over the next few days:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Process_for_becoming_an_OSGe
> o_Advocate
> (For those already on the page, thankyou)
> On 6/07/2012 5:41 AM, Charles Schweik wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Cameron Shorter 
>> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> I think that this is a good idea and strongly suggest that you think 
>>> about creating a standard formula that educators can follow when 
>>> creating webinars (or workshops, or courses).
>> Cameron and others:
>> Thanks for your responses re the international webinar idea. Cameron, 
>> indeed, you've proven your process works and I agree it is an 
>> excellent model to follow.
>> - I'm proposing to hold a coordinated webinar series between 
>> September and December (or perhaps for the 2012-13 academic year).
>> - I propose that the target audience be undergraduate and graduate 
>> students potentially wanting to learn more about Open Source or Open 
>> Source Geospatial, or any other participant who wants to hear the 
>> topic. But our goal should be trying to start a coordinated webinar 
>> series that connects students in our educational institutions.
>> - I have Adobe Connect webinar software that we can use for this 
>> activity. What we need is a list of agreed upon topics for our first 
>> set of webinars.
>> - Please visit [1]. If you have a topic of potential interest to 
>> undergraduate or grad students, please list it and we'll go from 
>> there. My goal is to have topics and a schedule figured out by the 
>> end of July. Once we have the topics, we can discuss the idea of a 
>> standard format. A second goal of this is to show a proof of concept 
>> that we might be able to leverage in some future grant proposals to 
>> support our educational efforts and coordination.
>> - Cameron suggested months ago to solicit authors of the live dvd 
>> documentation to do webinar demos of their software. I think that 
>> would be valuable. Is anyone willing to help me contact these authors 
>> about this?
>> Cheers
>> Charlie
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Edu_goals_and_to_dos

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