Our new online seminar room is like no other! It answered the concerns of many that the in person weekend training could never be replaced with an online format. The difference is that our online seminar room is just that, a space providing a live interactive experience of learning versus the pre-recorded webinar format.
The environment is similar to an in person seminar – the ‘seminar doors’ open 20 minutes prior to the start of class, it allows us to get oriented, fix any techie glitches, get tea or just chat. There is the added benefit of meeting everyone else’s pets (Ardis’ dog Brody!), have the snacks and beverages of your choice, and be relaxed in your own home.
How do we do it?
We use the free services of a pioneering company at http://www.VSee.com. Visit them to obtain your free plugin and learn more about the service. Put my email address in your VSee contact list and we can connect face to face instantly! Similar to the regular classroom experience, the VSee service allows us to share documents online like the white board, observe teacher demonstrations and do practices! It is very cool.
What Seminars Use this Class room. At www.Ozardis.com we offer frequent community events using this service most of which are free as well as the regular seminars. Here is a link to the online seminars .
Interested? Here are the technical requirements:
– a webcamera preferably one that you attach to your computer (the Logitech pro is the most popular one and is sold at Walmart for under $100). If you have computer already has a computer in it you will need a head set to reduce echoing (also sold at Walmart under $50).
– a cable internet (or fiber optic) internet connection is necessary. Connection through your phone line will not hold the call.
– computer is plugged directly into cable connection in the wall. Wifi does not hold a large video call
– A 5 or 6 year old computer may be too slow and tablets (Ipad, etc) will not hold the group call
Try it out by visiting www.VSee.com. Install the plugin as directed and add my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contact list. That is all you need to do to have VSee available. If you also have SKPYE available you will have to turn it off so that you can connect to VSee, since it is the same thing- just more consistent better connection. I will then contact you and give a free orientation!
Online Coordinator at www.Ozardis.com
Phone: 416-410-239 (Toronto)