Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Voice of Chat-Guidelines for important sync online role. FridayLive! Sept 7 2pm ET Online Free TLT Group #TLTGfrlv

Voice of the Chat (VoC)  - Guidelines for an important supporting role in the TLT Group's (and other) synchronous online sessions.         
FridayLive! Sept 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm ET - free to all. Register in advance  
VoC:   Closely monitors the text/chat area during a synchronous online session.  Brings participants' questions to the attention of  leader/presenters when there is a natural break in the presentation, or when leaders/presenters call for questions.  Some VoCs also enrich the text/chat by inserting their own comments, suggested resources, relevant URLs, etc. 
See below for thanks, invitation, request for additional roles, resources, and guidelines.
1.  ThanksMany thanks to each of you who has been a VoC during one of our sessions.  You have enriched our interaction and exchange of information.  Many of you have suggested or demonstrated improvements to this role.  

2.  Invitation to Volunteer for VoC etc.
We welcome volunteers as we continue to plan our weekly FridayLive! sessions and our almost-monthly online workshops.  Of course, TLT Group members get top priority!

3.  Additional Supplemental Roles, Resources
As options for synchronous online interaction and for online education continue to multiply, we hope you will suggest additional supplemental roles and resources for those who help.

Just a few things to do as Voice of the Chat (VoC) to enhance your  contributions to the online session:
As Voice of the Chat, you are the one who ensures that participants who offer comments or questions in the text chat area can be confident they are being "heard"
- even before their text contributions are voiced! You also enable the other leader/presenters to avoid being distracted by action in the text chat, because they know that you won't let them miss anything important. It's easier on the leaders and presenters if they can just present and not worry about the text chat area, especially if it is very active. Your job is to bring the participants' questions to the attention of the other leader/presenters. When there is a natural break in the presentation, or if the leaders/presenters call for questions, the "VoC" can voice any questions/comments that may have accumulated in the text chat area.

Please have a microphone connected. You do not need to speak aloud at every opportunity, but be sure to introduce yourself in the beginning of the online session and get comfortable with the use of the microphone. When  leader/presenters invite questions or comments, you should be ready to speak up and read (or rephrase) some questions or comments from the text chat area.

Thank you for your participation as the Voice of the Chat! 

Image selected by Steve Gilbert 20120502
Photo of "Woodcut of the use of an early wax cylinder phonograph, or gramophone, for dictation. Although the phonograph was
first invented by Thomas A. Edison, the source text says this was a machine called the 'G', invented by Alexander Graham
Bell, Chichester A. Bell, and Sumner Tainter. The user turns the cylinder by pumping the treadle, and speaks into the
mouthpiece. The recording is played back by replacing the mouthpiece with the 'stethoscope' type earphones lying on the
desk. Extra wax cylinders are seen on the desk. Alterations to image: removed caption, which read: 'The Gramophone
receiving a dictation'. Date 1897 Source
Downloaded 2008-2-3 from John Clark Ridpath, ed. (1897) The Standard
American Encyclopedia, Vol.3, The Encyclopedia Publishing Co., New York, USA, p.1199, fig.1 on Google Books" ..."The drawing is signed, 'Electrical World, N.Y.'"
By The drawing is signed, 'Electrical World, N.Y.' [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"Public domain - published in US before 1923...This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S.
works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. See this page for
further explanation."

IMAGE selected by Steve Gilbert 20120606
Photo of painting of "dog Nipper listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine
Company began using the symbol in 1900, and Nipper joined the RCA family in 1929." artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924)
photo originally uploaded 2006-12-18

By NewYork1956 at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons"This is a faithful photographic reproduction of an

original two-dimensional work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This image (or
other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired."

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