Next step I think, a call for presentations.
Next step I think, a call for presentations.
I’ll call it, the 10 and 10 presentation series
30 Minute Presentation Block
First 10 Minutes - Presentation (can have slides or can be super informal)
Second 10 Minutes - Participant Q&A
The other 10 Minutes - Introductions/Announcements/Because something will make this start late/One of the two ten minute things will probably run over.
Sounds just like the old AEA Coffee Breaks which I haven’t seen done for a while. I loved them. I think it’s a great idea.
I think it’s a great idea! I’d love to both attend and present.
I like the direction of this! I’d be interested in seeing something that’s more participatory and interactive myself–what if people nominated topics/conversation starters for conversations they’d like to be in with other evaluation folks and then hosted those for anyone who wanted to join? (I’m thinking about an Open Space/Unconference kind of design, but maybe distributed chronologically?) Give folks a shared Google doc template to harvest what the conversation surfaces and then we’re generating learning. I’m not really familiar with crowdcast as a platform though, so I don’t know what it offers in that regard!
I am a start up team member in a group called “Society of genders professional”. We have Gender Cafe from time to time. We offer 5 minutes introduction, then we host three speakers sometime for 5 minutes each, and then attendees are separated into breakout rooms to discuss a specific topic. This is done via zoom. The breakout rooms turns them into interactive sessions where everyone speak
I would also love to participate when you have more solid idea on the format
Oooh, I like where this is headed.
@EvaluationMaven you are totally right, the original format I proposed does sound a lot like a coffee break. Why did AEA stop doing those?
@RobynMcLean whatever format this takes, would love to have you participate/present
@c_camman interesting, an unconference webinar series (unwebinar?). Definitely would love to do something collaborative/participatory.
I think it needs to be more than a topic suggestion/nomination/vote though. There needs to be a person, or persons, nominated (or self-nominated) to act as lead topic discussant/instigator for each ‘unwebinar’ (yeah, I’m going to use that). I can then play host and support the technical needs of the discussion.
@Hayat.Askar that’s also a nice model, takes a little more work to organize a set of speakers then initiate the breakout rooms. And you need to get a large enough audience interested in conversation to require the breakouts. But I have a Zoom account too so it is possible.
What you get from Crowdcast compared to Zoom (which is also a favorite of mine, and I use it for most things)
Crowdcast comes with landing pages/interesting replay options/and better post-video playback.
Crowdcast boosts the medium participation level as the chat function is far more prominent/easy to use and see. In other words it lets the quiet participants and quasi lurkers participate even if they can’t fully participate on video.
It’s easy to bring people in and out of focus depending on who is speaking at the time. Participants can ask for a speaking role then be put on camera. It kind of has a way of giving people the floor to lead the discussion.
All told, for this particular situation, Crowdcast might be the best starting point. But if it doesn’t seem like it’s working well for the group, Zoom is not a bad backup at all.
Also, because we’re building out from an existing forum, we can create an evalcentral topic thread for all unwebinar discussions. Relevant playback links and follow-up conversation can naturally fall back to the thread.
FYI, this is the platform we used for the 2016 Systems in Eval UnConference: https://unhangout.media.mit.edu
Thanks for your generous offers @clysy and @c_camman. This would be a great way to explore topics that benefit from dialogue before becoming a blog post, podcast or paper. It would also be great for sharing interesting ideas - discussing ideas from a new book or post, or reflecting on common challenges and what we can learn from them. I agree with Carolyn that unstructured can be good (as long as someone knows how to work the technology) but it would help if someone has thought a bit about the topic and can step in to prompt or facilitate discussion if people are unsure where to start with an unframed topic.