Last week EdSurge hosted me for a video discussion about the book I’m writing.
Jeff Young was a fine host, and also wrote up good notes. There is also a video recording of our conversation:
A few aspects struck me.
First, I appreciated the audience questions, which hit topics I don’t normally address – here, parenting and andragogy.
Second, Jeff and the crowd were remarkably patient with my poor internet connectivity. This time it wasn’t Vermont’s fault. I was driving across upstate New York and had to scrounge for bandwidth, ending up with a combination of cell phone service (using Shindig‘s mobile app) and rest stop WiFi.
Once again the limitations of American broadband became apparent.
Third, despite the bandwidth, this was a good example of the type 2 webinar I’ve described. I could have paged through a slide stack detailing my work in progress. It would have been easier on the network if I didn’t use video. But this way people got a better sense of who I was and what I’m working on. They got to see Jeff’s reactions. I think it was a richer, more responsive experience than a Type 1 would have been.
Thanks to Jeff and EdSurge for hosting.