Virtual Classrooms For Cc Members

Decorating By travelingcakeplate Updated 5 Aug 2008 , 7:34am by miny

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travelingcakeplate Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 8:27pm
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Hi all--

Have you ever asked, "Hey how'd they do that?" Or looked at the photo demonstrations only to realize that you can't quite visualize how they got from step 4 to 7? Well, Adobe connect pro may help us alleviate those issues making our desserts even more spectacular.

Adobe connect pro has made it possible to make web conferencing and online classrooms available to anyone anytime!

I really think it could be a cool and innovative way for cc members to share their techniques during live demonstrations. You can ask questions during the demo and it can be recorded and viewed by cc members later if they could not make the demo during the live time.

Here is a link with some info. Enjoy and let me know what you think. PS, there is a cost associated with this but it may not be much if lots of people chip in.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/elearning/virtualclassroom.html

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maryg083 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:05pm
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I would definately be interested in attending an online class! With all the talent on this site I can only imagine the possibilities!

Great idea! thumbs_up.gif

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foxymomma521 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:20pm
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I'm in, but how would we pay? Do we deposit $$ into a PayPal account? Does everyone watch it or only the people that pay? Sorry for all the ?'s, I just wonder how it'll work icon_smile.gif

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CakeDiane Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:24pm
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I'm in! Sounds like a great idea!!!

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born2bake Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:27pm
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I'd like more info. on this. Whatever the cost it would have to be cheaper than a flight, gas, hotel and food. But mostly GAS!

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Dee1219 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:28pm
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I am in!! Can you imagine what we could learn! Holy moly!! WooHooicon_smile.gif

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lusain Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 1:30pm
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yep thumbs_up.gif

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monica7 Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 9:09pm
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Great concept but my computer is no where near the kitchen. I could sit in on classes but would not be able to share.

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janelwaters Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 9:31pm
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That would be like a dream come true for me!! count me in!!

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travelingcakeplate Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:42pm
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I'm sorry for the delay in my responses.

As far as payment goes there are several options. However, for purposes of this website I think the pay per minute option would be the most feasible.

The pay per minute option would allow up to 500 participants. The price is .32 cents per minute. Making a 1 hour session only about $19.20. And if the CC site owners (Jackie & Heath) wanted to host the meeting it would be a great way to raise money for the site outside of the regular donations if they make the price like $25.50.

Two possible concerns/complications could be convincing one of our more skilled decorators to give a live demo and making sure everyone participating had the right hardware and computer capabilties.

If we had one successful trial, I believe the idea would catch on and enhance all our skills and networking power.

https://service.acrobat.com/cfusion/bots/purchase/index.cfm?sku=38038660&event=showDetailServicePlan

There is also an annual subscription, but is so expensive they didn't put the price on the website.

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travelingcakeplate Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:47pm
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Originally Posted by monica7

Great concept but my computer is no where near the kitchen. I could sit in on classes but would not be able to share.




Well, the only reason you would need the computer to be in the kitchen is if you were giving a live demo. If not, you could just watch the demo live on line and chime in with questions during that time.

I will admit, that there are a few logistics that would have to be considered to make it successful and practical for our needs, but we can all work together on it to make it better.

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travelingcakeplate Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

I'm in, but how would we pay? Do we deposit $$ into a PayPal account? Does everyone watch it or only the people that pay? Sorry for all the ?'s, I just wonder how it'll work icon_smile.gif




Only the people who pay for the demo will be allowed in the classroom.

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peanut13 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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I'm definitely in! As others have stated, this would be a dream come true. I don't care what it cost. The knowledge would be invaluable.

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MamaLama Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:07pm
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I'm in. thumbs_up.gif

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jessfmaldonado Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:08pm
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Okie Dokie,

So which one of the Top Dog's can we convince to give a class online???? hmmmmmm, Anyone of them I would sign up for!!!!!!!

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Ednarooni Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:13pm
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Annual suscription? what's that about? I would LOVE to pay for online classes..kind of like cake camp...lol Please keep me updated..

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tx_cupcake Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:27pm
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I'm in too! Just tell me where and when!

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wendalynn11 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:34pm
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Me too...Me too...

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travelingcakeplate Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:34pm
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I will look into the free trial and get back with you all.

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jl5949 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:36pm
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I'm soooooooooo in!!! I would love this and easily pay the 25.50 but question, for that price are you able to watch it again and again and again...?

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travelingcakeplate Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by jl5949

I'm soooooooooo in!!! I would love this and easily pay the 25.50 but question, for that price are you able to watch it again and again and again...?




In some cases yes. However, it depends on the service purchased. I plan to give you all a more info later this week.

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HappyValley Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 2:29am
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I'm in let me know.

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danijus Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 2:39am
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This sounds so amazing. I would love to be a part of it.

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amysue99 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:16am
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Would the price be the same for a recorded demo? I love this idea as classes are non-existent around here. But, I'm in Europe, so I would most likely be watching recordings instead of live demos.

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milissasmom Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:39am
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I love this idea. How do we keep up with this?? To be sure we know what is going on (if it's gonna happen, what the class will be and the exact cost)??

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MaisieBake Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:57am
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Of the $25 or $20 per class per person, how much would go to the demo-er/instructor?

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tonedna Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 8:11am
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lol..i thought about doing that..but i have no idea how..

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xstitcher Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:29am
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Sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to get all the details!

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marknelliesmum Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 9:22am
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Fab! Fab! Fab! Can't wait - count me in to!

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elainec Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 11:11pm
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I am definitely interested, Please keep us informed! THanks.

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