EAPs and Web Conferences

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EAPs and Web Conferences
by Brant Knützen - Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:22 AM

Hello GRUEN participants,

This week the project timeline shows that participants should focus on Unit 1: the European Union 7th Environment Action Programme to 2020 (EAP).  There are 9 goals in total, but Unit 1 asks students to focus on #1, #2, #3, and #8.  Click into each one, read about it, and watch the video.

When you're ready, try the quiz!  Don't worry about failing: you can take it over and over until you get a full mark!   Most of the questions are pretty easy, but the fill-in-the-blank one is a challenge to get right.

Also this week: we will try our first web conference!  I have scheduled two this week: 

  1. Thursday, April 2, in the afternoon / evening: 4pm in Spain, 7pm in Pakistan, 7:30pm in India, 7:45pm in Nepal, and 10pm in Hong Kong / Singapore.

  2. Friday, April 3, in the morning: 8:30am in Pakistan, 9am in India, 9:15am in Nepal, and 11:30am in Hong Kong.

These web conferences are optional, but they are a great way to get to know your teammates, and for me to get to know all of you!  They're also good practice for distance learning, which may become MUCH more common with the Covid-19 lockdowns of school.  I have also set up individual rooms for EACH TEAM, which you can use to coordinate your project development with your teammates!

The link to the web conference is:

The main conference room can handle up to 100 simultaneous users: first come, first serve!

Students can login using their phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs or Macs.

Mobile users can download the free Connect app from Adobe, and other users can just load the link in their browsers.  You'll be prompted to download a small browser plugin, and then just go in as a Guest, and type the name you want me to call you.

I recommend headphones / ear buds if you want to hear clearly, and to avoid any echos if you want to use voice.  The room is always open, and I highly recommend that you try loading the software and entering the room an hour or more before the conference, to make sure you can troubleshoot any problems.  Once in the room, there's a pull-down menu under Meetings, select Audio Setup Wizard to test that your speakers and microphone work ok.

Don't forget to upload a headshot picture to your profile, and practice your social interaction and photo sharing on the Introduce Yourself forum!   Do you have a check mark by the forum, indicating you have completed this activity?

Best wishes for your success,


GRUEN workshop moderator & technical facilitator

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