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02/10/2013 11:18:07

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Hi there, I've managed to download Muvizu by going through a proxy but, still in the proxy, I'm not able to view the training videos or, in fact, do anything. As soon as I click on anything it shows going through 'twitter' at the bottom of the page and at the top the action circle soon stops and I have a big gap where the video should be. China blocks twitter and all such social chatter as well as anything which says 'blog' in the title. Despite going through my proxy server, I still can't access your training videos and, without those, I can do nothing with the software.

Please help! I'm a university professor desperate to find innovative ways to teach and excite Chinese students.

Thanks.
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02/10/2013 15:40:18

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Sorry you are having trouble - are you able to access YouTube through your proxy?

If so, the MuvizuYT channel hosts all of the tutorials and can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MuvizuYT?feature=watch

Take care,
-Jim
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02/10/2013 15:47:21

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Perhaps it also doesn't help having a 'blog' button at the top of the page.
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03/10/2013 05:46:57

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Thank you so much, Jim. I have now managed to watch four excellent training videos, and so lovely to hear the Scottish accent, by the way (my father was a Glaswegian).

Just in case others are in the same situation, I couldn't even get in through the proxy using Firefox, but had to resort to IE, which I loathe and detest. I also had to download Muvizu through IE and my proxy server. I've realised my students will not be able to use the videos or download the software because of China's blocking of access (as I indicate above).

This is really sad as I was so hoping to introduce Muvizu as a teaching tool and to get students to use it as part of their learning process. There are tremendous potentials for use with all teaching and I was planning on integrating Muvizu in my literature and analysis courses, as well as in my drama class. I was shown Muvizu by the organiser at a conference in HongKong at the end of September and rushed straight back to the PRC to download it.

Please let me know if there are any other avenues through which I might utilise your program. And thank you for generously allowing individuals and educators to use your work for free.
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03/10/2013 06:05:19

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I doubt there is anything they can do with the main site to make it get past the massive blocking policies, but maybe they can strip down a page and do something simple although I guess they wont be able to interact with the community. Perhaps on a domain or something with a seperate ip although I guess that you would still have to deal with youtube for tutorials because that is where the videos are hosted. I know another community I use has a special way of doing it they come up on the site as "resident of" instead of any info filtering through but they have managed with some tinkering to get to something usable although it looks rather lonely because we can't really exchange anything but they are using a version of it all be it a really naked version.
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06/10/2013 12:43:55

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I am glad that you finally got the videos, and that Barry's commentary brought back some memories.

I have sent you a private message, which may help with your situation.
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