Hanging out online: Thing 9

2013 Esri International User Conference - San Diego, CA

Thing 9 presented us with a couple options for web-based connection tools, one of which was Google Hangouts. My institution is a Google Apps school, so we use Hangouts several times each week.  Hangouts in that context are fairly easy to setup and/or join.

When I have used Hangouts outside of work, sometimes they can be more difficult – especially when you start to bring in more than one or two people. Many months ago, I was part of a few Virtually Connecting sessions (1, 2, 3) and used Google Hangouts on Air.  Those sessions were a lot of fun, although they came with a few more responsibilities behind the scenes for setup. This gave me the opportunity to learn more about the ‘on air’ version of Hangouts – although with Google’s frequent changes to its offerings I may need to re-learn it.

Our 23 Things course facilitators are holding a Hangout live session at the end of this week. Due to the time difference I will need to sit this one out…see the rest of the group on Twitter instead?

2 thoughts on “Hanging out online: Thing 9

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I’m looking to run a few more Twitter chats. When would be a time that would work for you to join in? 🙂

    I’ve really been enjoying all of your blog posts by the way. I just spotted that you’ve been tweeting them but notifying @23ThingsEdUni, our accounts is @EdUni23Things so I’ve been missing the tweets. Sorry!

    • Hi Charlie,
      Thanks for your comment! And thanks for reading my posts 🙂

      My apologies about the erroneous hashtag-not sure where I got that from…

      I went back and reconverted the webinar times…would somewhere in the 1530 to 1730 (BST) timeframe be an option?


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