Ongoing Experiments & Results

Hi all,

I have added the (blue) text below to the page that Larry started:  Going
Remote: Current Practices
I also added a couple of comments about scope -- i.e. that this W3C group
should not attempt to be a resource on all aspects of remote
meetings/learning etc., but should restrict itself to immediately usable
open standards-implementing environments, preferably free/libre licensed.

The instructor described below is my wife who is transitioning all her
clients presently to online, and I'm her 'buddy system' support.  This
afternoon I'll be assisting a candidate in a local municipal by-election to
shift her entire campain to online engagement with citizens; and last night
I was discussing steps with the CFO of an NHL hockey club. Discussions are
also underway with an internal system manager for Shopify.

* - An instructor has swiftly moved her usual in-person highly-interactive
work to a fully online practice. She is using Jitsi
<> as the main platform (which includes screen-sharing
and chat and other utilities) running in Chrome on one window panel, and
Etherpad <> in Firefox or Safari
running in another window panel for co-drafting with students. When
stepping through a printed illustrated book, she obtains a clear image by
using CamScanner <>
on her phone prior to the session to quickly create a multi-page PDF, which
she then emails to herself. In a second Firefox tab, she lets Gmail display
the PDF, so that with screen-sharing running in Jitsi, she and the students
can step through the book together.  - The only delays during start-up
result from some clients not being very familiar with readily available
capabilities on their computers they either did not know about, or did not
know the vocabulary for. This is being resolved via screen-sharing in Jitsi
as well as client-side ‘buddies’ who do know the methods and vocabulary.*

Joseph Potvin
Mobile: 819-593-5983

Received on Sunday, 15 March 2020 14:01:43 UTC