Sunday, July 11, 2010

This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org, 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. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll find our Google Calendar "hack" at LearnCentral.tv (the developers at LearnCentral are working on a good long-term solution).

Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Series, and student-oriented sessions fromStudents 2.0! We also hope you will 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 (http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars).

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

Monday, July 12th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE
    SERIES
    Project Team Triage,” with presenter, Lou Russell. In this presentation, Andrew will explain how he has successively removed teaching & learning activities from the classroom and replaced them with online equivalents that are equally (or more) effective. His journey started in 2006 with a biology podcast (which is now receiving 1000 downloads a day) through which he explains the concepts that were previously only explained in class. Now he teaches biology to a class who does not even have a place in the school timetable! He will share the tools he has used and/or is using, including podcasting, screencasting, instant messaging, various websites/social networks and Elluminate. Some of his students will (hopefully) also attend to give a student perspective.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/85562 (pre-registration required)
  • 10:45am PDT (US) / 1:45pm EDT (US) / 5:45pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES

    “Tech Talk Tuesdays: Teaching and Learning without a Classroom,”
    with host Anne Mirtschin. In this presentation, Andrew Douch will explain how he has successively removed teaching & learning activities from the classroom and replaced them with online equivalents that are equally (or more) effective. His journey started in 2006 with a biology podcast (which is now receiving 1000 downloads a day) through which he explains the concepts that were previously only explained in class. Now he teaches biology to a class who does not even have a place in the school timetable! He will share the tools he has used and/or is using, including podcasting, screencasting, instant messaging, various websites/social networks and Elluminate. Some of his students will (hopefully) also attend to give a student perspective.LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/83447
Tuesday, July 13th
  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers,”
    with presenter Mayte Esponda. "What is a Collaborative Project? Why collaborative Projects Online? Key factors of
    Collaborative Projects Teacher training Is it necessary to be trained to build a successful collaborative project?
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/80509

The 2010 Global Education Conference
A Collaborative Worldwide Conference on Global Education, November 15 - 19
Multiple Time Zones, Multiple Languages, Multiple Tracks, and Free
For more information, to volunteer, or to keep informed: http://www.globaleducationconference.com



Wednesday, July 14th
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES
    eT@lking: 5 ways to use videoconferencing," with presenter Carol Skyring. There are many ways that videoconferencing can enhance the educational experience. In this session Carol will talk about five ways to extend your classroom and show you how you can involve your students in a variety of experiences. She will give you links to a number of websites where you can find videoconference content and exchange ideas with other educators.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/84383

  • 9:30am PDT (US) / 12:30pm EDT (US) / 4:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATI SERIES
    Shannon's Bright Ideas Center - Engagement," with presenter Shannon Autrey Forte. The ways to engage and collaborate in Elluminate are vast. We will start with the basic features such as Polling, Emoticons, Whiteboard and Chat. One hour will probably not be enough time, so we may consider adding a Part 2 of this topic for August. You may also notice this is not scheduled on the FIRST Wednesday of the month this time. Well, that is because I will be on vacation that week, but don't want to miss this topic. I apologize in advance to those who will be unable to attend due to the date change, but remember we will post the recording for you, promise!
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/83447

  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE SERIES

    Creating A High Performing Workplace With Games, Social Media, And Virtual Worlds,” with presenter, Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., president of the Gronstedt Group. Get ready to step down from the stage, get out of your faculty cloak, and join the new learner-centric revolution. Forget courses and curriculums. The future of learning is about online conversations and communities, podcasting on the go, and shared immersive-3D virtual-worlds experiences. A new breed of learners is entering the workforce with little patience for traditional “Web 1.0” PowerPoint dronathons and e-learning drudgery. They want to be engaged, in control, and part of the storyline. Leading companies are turbocharging workplace performance with learning and communications that focus on doing, simulating, socializing, playing, sharing, and collaborating. In this session, learn how leading companies are betting that the future of learning won’t be built on flat, static webpages but rather in traversable 3-D spaces; think Facebook meets Grand Theft Auto, or a Smurf Village reduction of your classroom.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/node/85568 (pre-registration required)

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES

    Neeru Khosla discusses, "Open Textbooks and the CK-12 Foundation", with Steve Hargadon as part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/84915

  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1:30am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    MATH 2.0 WEEKLY SERIES

    BLOCK Fest.” During the event, we will talk about block play, parents as teachers, and BLOCK Fest events of the past and the future.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/82614
Thursday, July 15th
  • 10m PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE
    SERIES
    “Active Contributors In Social Learning: Helping Learners Acquire Motivation And Skills.”
    The growth and success of social learning and mobile learning are accompanied by a new type of learner - the Contributor. Contributors create and share content and continuously interact with their informal groups.The challenge, however, is that learners - whether generation X,Y or silver - require a new set of skills and motivation to become active contributors. In this No-Lecture Webinar, Ray will cover strategies and tactics that have proven effective in developing Contributors. This session will also help trainers, eLearning designers and learning leaders understand new leader skills for implementing social learning and supporting the Contributors.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/node/85570 (pre-registration required)

  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    EDUBLOGS SERIES
    “Edublogs Fine Focus (Topic to be advised in advance).”
    Join us for our forthnightly "Fine Focus" sessions 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: http://www.learncentral.org/event/67265
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES

    Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Graham Glass for a discussion about Edu 2.0.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/84917
Saturday, July 17th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE SERIES

    Moodle Mayhem,with co-hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Miguel Guhlin and Diana Brenner will lead a discussion about the Moodle resources and course repository found at "Moodle Mayhem".
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/84920/
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