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Topic: Summer '96 Institute: Shared Lessons and Activities
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Annie Fetter

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Summer '96 Institute: Shared Lessons and Activities
Posted: Jul 15, 1996 10:30 AM
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Greetings! During our workshop this week, one of the things we will be
exploring is conferencing, using both CU-SeeMe video conferencing and
more standards protocols such as IRC, "talk" and "ytalk" via unix machines.
As the week progresses, we will set up standard times to hold these
conferences. If you would like to participate, please drop me a line and
let me know what times of the day might best for you. More details follow
below.

CU-SeeMe: The Math Forum runs a CU-SeeMe reflector at
forum.swarthmore.edu. A reflector allows many people to connect to each
other at the same time, in lieu of connecting directly to someone else.
You would call "forum.swarthmore.edu", and get connected to the Forum's
reflector. We are running a camera or two all week on the reflector, so
try connecting and see what happens!

[We are running CU-SeeMe Enhanced, which allowed the sending of color
images, but we're not sending the color images so that everyone else will
be able to connect and view our video. You don't need a camera to
"lurk", or be a listener on our reflector, but you do need the CU-SeeMe
software. You can download the free version from cu-seeme.cornell.edu,
or can obtain a demo version of the enhanced version from
www.cu-seeme.com. Drop me a line if you'd like a hand with any of this!
And if you've got a color camera and are running the Enhanced version and
are just dying to video conference in color with someone else, let me know.]

IRC: We'll try to be running on the channel #forum, but we've been
having some problems. Try it and see if we're around!

talk: "talk" is a unix-based command that allows you to type in real
time, with a split screen, with another user. If you can log into a
unix account directly (perhaps using telnet), try typing "talk
annie@forum.swarthmore.edu" and see what happens. You can also type
"finger @forum.swarthmore.edu" to see who's logged on to our machine.

ytalk: ytalk is much like talk, but allows a sort of conference call.
Try typing "ytalk annie@forum.swarthmore.edu" and see what happens.

Web chats: There are a number of places on the web that run places where
you can chat with others. We don't have a current favorite, but if you
do, send us the address. We'll be looking into this more throughout the
week.

-Annie

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