Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Updated Schedule of Webinars for the Remainder of This Week

Below is an update of the balance of this week's public, free, and interactive webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, and Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Series!

A number of folks have emailed me looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, and while the developers at LearnCentral are working on a good long-term solution, you'll find my Google Calendar "hack" at Hope it helps!

I also hope you'll consider hosting your own public webinars using the LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (

Thursday, May 6th
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Edublogs Fine Focus - Students are students - real or virtual!”
    Join Jo Hart for a forthnightly "Fine Focus" session on a wide range of topics from: how to use tools/applications (the "techie stuff"), edu issues, e-learning tools/strategies and much more. In fact anything "e" that is of interest to educators. PS If you have anything you would like to share we would love you to deliver a session for us.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am (next day) GMT/UTC (intl times): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Interview of John Taylor Gatto.” Steve interviews John Taylor Gatto, New York City Teacher of the year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991—and also the author of several books critical of compulsory schooling.
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, May 8th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Choosing and Using Video Games in the Classroom: Evaluation & Assessment.There’s usually no scan form or fill-in-the-blank test for game-based learning. What are some alternative approaches to measure growth?
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Piclits!” Special guest will be Terry Friedlander, Founder and Carrie, Piclits Site Admistrator, will share how to use Piclits in the classroom.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    Designing eGames: The User Interface.” A player will ultimately interact with the game through its Graphic User Interface, or GUI. Determining how a user will control and communicate with the game is an important part of the overall experience. We’ll take a look at some tricks designers use to make GUI’s easier to use.
    LearnCentral Link:
Thanks for your attention, and see you online!
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