I was updating my CV and realized I had not blogged about the amazing experience I had presenting virtually at the BC Festival of learning. What a shame! Tweets just aren’t enough to express my gratitude for this experience.
— Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) May 31, 2018
My co-presenters Jason Toal and Jon Fulton made this possible. One of the great things about being part of an open community is meeting new people like these two who were open to trying something new. I had never met either of them in person (or even talked to them before this presentation’s prep started). We also did not have experience presenting in this way before (live and virtually at the same time).
Its not over till it's over. A rough schematic of the tubes were are connecting to host our discussion on the final day of #Fol18 "The state of YOUTUBE FOR HIGHER ED" w/ @NurseKillam and @jozbfz https://t.co/IIRSo1KxDr pic.twitter.com/dIfFzwVrBg
— jason toal (@draggin) May 30, 2018
The collaboration opportunity was excellent in brainstorming issues to discuss and anticipating the questions that may come from the audience. Since we wanted a discussion-based approach we needed to examine issues in advance from a variety of perspectives in order to be able to lead the discussion. Each of us was able to facilitate discussion based on our own experiences with video production, which worked well. I learned a lot from our discussions both in preparation for and during the presentation. Hopefully, we can find an opportunity to work together again.
We streamed the presentation live to allow people from anywhere to participate. It was a stretch of my YouTube skills. Stretching your experiences just beyond your comfort zone is a great way to grow them – and definitely something I recommend. It was my first time presenting virtually, and it went pretty smoothly with the help of lots of testing in advance and some set-up help from Jeff who set me up to present from the Cambrian Hub.
Hats off to #FoL18 @draggin @jozbfz @CineJefft and @cambrianhub for troubbleshooting using @YouTube live streaming to present at a conference! Amazing and #innovative experience. I would do it again. If you are considering it be sure to test, test, test in advance.
— Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) May 30, 2018
The actual presentation is was posted on YouTube below and you can see the website here.
Thank you for reading! Please let me know what you think of this idea for presenting virtually and live streaming.