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Good luck tomorrow! I also bet there we'll be a few "Cachanoskys" virtually present..!

Peter,

Nero fiddles while Rome burns!

ED

The Mont Pelerin society was created to enable isolated intellectuals and scholars to participate in a world wide community of folks grappling with like problems.

The barriers of space and time and cost which once enforced significant isolation for many seem suddenly to have mostly fallen away.


Yesterday, I've been testing the stuff with some of member of the "Cachanosky clan".
Im really looking forward for tonight "lecture"!!!
(In Pamplona, SPAIN; not too many pro-austrians'round here).

Same time as my ABCT webinar for Students for Liberty. We're taking over cyberspace!

Hopefully, I'll be there.

"When colleges and universities finally decide to make full use of the Internet, most professors will lose their jobs"... or maybe students would find new ways to interact with valuable teachers ;)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/business/06digi.html?_r=3&ref=business

To be something that Prof. Boettke didn't tried before the seminar was very engaging and interesting. If there were no time limit I think this would have lasted much longer given the quantity of questions. Which I think means that people were involved and interested.

Hope other seminars will follow.

Pete, how did it go? Especially curious if you can compare to other webinar formats that you've seen or heard about.

I "was" there. IMHO it was a really nice experience. Prof. Boettke tried to answer everything!
Although it seems a bit unpleasent to talk to a display, it sounded quite natural and once the class begun you almost forget about the "medium".
Regarding technical stuff. They used the Adobe soft (http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html)
FYI, the MI is running their e-learning courses with moodle (http://moodle.org/about/).

Ed,

I had never really done this before. I did a sort of Skype type dissertation defense at Nottingham, UK and a course seminar at Michigan State --- but in both of those cases I didn't have to give a full lecture and I could see the participants on the other end. This time, I did not see the other participants nor field questions that I could hear. Instead I the participants could hear me and see me (I believe) and my power point (which I didn't get through) and I responded to questions that were typed. It was a new experience for me. I got very good questions I think and so I thought it was great. But definitely new to me and I thought I could have done a much better job. But the experience made me want to learn more about how to be effective with this medium.

I just did this type of thing for SFL and it seemed to work well.

I just can't believe Pete didn't get through his powerpoint... ;)

Hope you conducted a good seminar...http://newtsk.com/

I throughly enjoyed the webinar. If there was one flaw with it, though, it was the tendency for questions to bounce around without following a single theme. Nevertheless, well done and thank you Prof. Boettke!

I think Boettke's presentation was successful. Sixty students, teachers and research fellows who are familiar with the Austrian tradition had the opportunity to listen Boettke in real time.
It may take some time to get used to this technology, but it is not very different when we compare it with traditional classes. As Boettke explain he could use powerpoint, but you can also use a blackboard, you can see people that are in the other side and even listen to oral questions. This was not used because there were too many people on the other side, but we use those tools when we give classes for less than ten students.
Each sentence by Boettke was accurate, just as each of the answers he offered.
I imagine this technology in the United States may not extend much or quickly, but in some Latin American, African and Asian countries, this is the best that can be offered in superior education.

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