DimDim example via Screencast

I was checking out some math, physics and standards based grading educational blogs when I came across a screencast of a teacher who used DimDim. Check out the screencast here and see how it went. More info from the lesson is found here.

I found the DimDim to be a bit slow paced, but maybe that’s just the nature of the beast when trying to broadcast live video. Dan, the teacher, also lamented that he found formative assessment very difficult. He really had no idea what students were “getting it” and which ones weren’t. He later found out that some students felt very rushed and wished they had more time. These are things the teacher would pick up on instantly in the classroom, if it was face to face.

2 Comments so far

  1. Uday - Dimdim Support on September 27th, 2010

    Hi,

    Thank you for trying out the Dimdim Service.
    I took a quick look at your screencast & I would like to recommend you use the Web Mashups feature in order to share videos. Dimdim Mashups support Youtube Videos – you can take a look at our online help article http://onlinehelp.dimdim.com/Show-Items/Share_webpage.html for more details.

    You may also want to refer to our online meeting – tips & tricks blogpost. http://blog.dimdim.com/blog/bid/40265/Meeting-Distractions
    I personally find these useful – especially while hosting a larger meeting.

    Please feel free to drop me a note – I can arrange a Dimdim Training Session for you to ensure you get get the most out of the product.

    Regards,
    Uday
    Dimdim Support

  2. Hi Doug,
    Thought you might also be interested in checking out Mikogo, a free web conferencing and remote support solution. It’s a desktop sharing tool that allows you to share any screen content live over the Web, along with many features for collaborating together online. Very easy, secure and fast to use. More info at http://www.mikogo.com/

    Regards,
    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    Twitter: @Mikogo

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