Monday, July 26, 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 now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups!

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 26th
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Educational Networking Alternatives.Steve Hargadon will lead a discussion on alternatives for educational networks.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/88086
  • 10:45pm PDT (US) / 1:45am EDT (next day) (US) / 5:45pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): AUSTRALIA SERIES
    “Tech Talk Tuesdays: What do I do with Web 2.0,”
    with host Anne Mirtschin. In this presentation, Jess McCulloch, an early uptaker of and innovator web2.0 tools will talk about and demonstrate her favourite tools, explain how she has used them in general for personal networking and give some ideas for classroom projects. LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/86875
Tuesday, July 27th
  • 12:30am PDT (US) / 3:30am EDT (next day) (US) / 7:30pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “Science in Practice.”
    Join Lorrajne Lawson for a discussion about her project, Science in Practice. Science in Practice is a new course on offer to high school science students in Queensland, Australia. Units of work for the course include: Safety in the home/workplace/environment; 'Sport and Performance Science'; 'On the farm or in the zoo?' and 'Your planet needs you'. (units_of_work_SIP_CSDE_24June 2010.doc). Currently in development is the course for online implementation in 2011. Please join Lorraine and share some resources or ideas on networking!
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/88465
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century.”
    Join Dr. Sarah Eaton as she about this new research. The webinar will include a 20 minute presentation and 35 minutes for discussion. Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) and individualized, customizable approaches to speaking a new language are just two of the new directions in language education, according to a new study on global trends in language learning. The study found that authoritative teacher attitudes and language labs, among other things went out in the 20th centuy. In the 21st century, new trends include using technology both inside and outside the classroom; adopting an individualized and learner centered approach to learning; linking language learning to leadership skills and community impact; and asset-based approaches to assessment including frameworks and benchmarks. The study, “Global Trends in Language Learning in the Twenty-First Century”, conducted by Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, a research associate at the Language Research Centre of the University of Calgary and a private consultant, also found that public speaking and presentation skills, even for second language students, are enjoying new levels of prestige in the Obama era. “For the first time in decades, there is a U.S. President who is wooing young people with his power to communicate verbally. This is having an impact not only in the United States, but across the globe. There is an increasing focus on the clear verbal articulation of ideas. This is being reflected in the field of languages, as there is an ever-increasing focus on articulate communication. Second language speech contests, debates, poetry readings, and story telling are particularly trendy,” Eaton explains in the report. The study is a meta-analysis of recent research which provided the means to identify current and emerging trends in the language education field.LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/86167

  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times): Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers,with presenter Mayte Esponda. Mayte will lead a discussion on online project training for teachers.LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/88191
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Laurence Peters discusses, “Global Education,with Steve Hargadon as part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/86938
Wednesday, July 28th
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times): AUSTRALIA SERIES
    eT@lking: Flat Classrooms and Global Collaboration," with host Anne Mirtschin. Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay will join Anne to talk about their amazing work Flat ClassroomProjects.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/85624
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times): Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers,with presenter Mayte Esponda. Mayte will lead a discussion on online project training for teachers.LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/88193
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Sam Chaltain discusses, “American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community, with Steve Hargadon as part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/86940
  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1:30am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): MATH 2.0 WEEKLY SERIESs
    “Math 2.0 Weekly: Project Euclid
    ,” with host Maria Droujkova. Mira Waller (Duke University Press) and David Ruddy (Cornell University) will introduce Project Euclid.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/82631
Thursday, July 29th
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    EDUBLOGS SERIES
    “Edublogs Fine Focus - YouTube in the Classroom.”
    Join Jo Hart for one of our fortnightly "Fine Focus" sessions. YouTube is powerful because it is popular, but it is widely
    prohibited on school networks. In this session, Bill Genereux (associate professor of Digital Media and Computer Technology in the Engineering Technology Department, KSU) will discuss his recent efforts to learn how students and educators are portrayed on the social media video website YouTube using digital ethnographic research methods pioneered by Michael Wesch.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/67267

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Steve Hargadon interviews Peggy Sheehy and Lucas Gillispie on “World of Warcraft and Learning with Teens” as part of the FutureofEducation.com interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/86942
Saturday, July 31st
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times): CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE SERIES
    Update on Diigo version 5,”with co-hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Diigo co-founder, Maggie Tsai, will demonstrate the features in the latest version of Diigo, the online social bookmarking tool.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/88218
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