[Offtopic] Elluminate

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jan 9 17:43:58 EST 2009

Elluminate: January 8, 2009 


Elluminate  <http://knowledgebank.globalteacher.org.au/elluminate/> 

Elluminate is an online ‘lecture capture’ application that is currently 
available free of charge to all Victorian educators (State, Independent 
and Catholic schools are all included) through the DEECD's Knowledge Bank:

Elluminate lets people communicate in real time via their Internet 
connection. People who schedule an Elluminate session meet in a ’room’. 

They are able to speak to each other via a headset with microphone, use 
the chat function, raise their hand to ask a question, draw on a 
whiteboard amongst other things. 

The moderator or person running the session is able to upload powerpoint 
style slides to give the session a focus. At the end, sessions can be 
saved and archived for access at a later time.

Once Elluminate is installed via the Knowledge Bank page, users are able 
to access demonstrations, archived sessions and participate in online 
training sessions. 

There are two sessions on how to use Elluminate coming up in the next few 
weeks; Tuesday 13th January at 3.30pm  and Tuesday 27th January at 
3.30pm. To participate in these very useful sessions, click on the date/s 
to register at http://slav.globalteacher.org.au/2009/01/08/elluminate/ 

Please be aware that you will need a headset with microphone and have 
downloaded Elluminate prior to the session. Once users are confident 
using Elluminate, rooms can be booked to run your own online sessions.

Elluminate has so many possibilities in regard to educational 
applications; staff can capture professional development sessions or 
staff meetings for part-timers or those who are absent. 

Those schools who find attending professional development sessions 
difficult due to distance or funding can access Elluminate sessions 
easily and for free. And archived sessions mean that you can revisit a 
session at anytime. Elluminate also has uses to work with students in a 
virtual enviroment. Once you become confident using Elluminate, the rest 
is up to your imagination. 

For more information on Elluminate, see the Knowledge Bank Elluminate 
site or contact:

Tamara Carpenter
Senior Project Officer
Knowledge Bank Online Events
Innovation and Next Practice Division
Office for Policy, Research and Innovation
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Ph. 03 9637 3010
carpenter.tamara.c at edumail.vic.gov.au

Cheers, Tamara & Judy
Stephen Loosley
Victoria Australia

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