I am sitting in a session with Jeff Brown, Video Conferencing guru from our contiguous school district - Kawartha Pine Ridge School District.
He's speaking my language. Already references to Dan Pink, ACOT2, Wordle, VC sessions with Africa and Quebec, Alan November, The World is Flat, blogs and wikis and lots of Web 2.0 stuff.
Right now he is talking about the weekly VC sessions he holds in his district with a group of hearing impaired students. Doesn't get better than that.
We're navigating to the C.I.L.C.org. The centre for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Jeff is talking about the social-emotional connection with these projects. He is currently talking about a VC session his students from Apsley, Ontario had with a classroom in Japan. At CILC there is a collaboration centre where you can register to work on a VC project with anyone in the world.
I'm looking forward to starting the ball rolling with VC in our district in an academic setting. For now, we've only been using our 9 VC set-ups for admin. purposes. Please comment if you have some experiences with academic video conferencing. Looking forward to learning more!