Monday, October 04, 2010

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

Below are this week's live, interactive, and free public 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; or you can check the new event time converter on the event page. 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, administrator-focused sessions from Admin 2.0, and student-oriented sessions from Students 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, October 4th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS
    "Monitoring Task Completion Without Inhumane Status Meetings,”
    with presenter Lou Russell. “Project planning is great, and it’s wonderful to have a list of tasks, owners and due dates. But why do people still miss their dates and forget about their assignments? How can you hold others accountable for delivering what they promised without micromanaging. Lou will propose some helpful techniques from low tech to high tech to help you manage those who’d prefer to remain unmanageable.”
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/104346 (pre-registration is required)
  • 2pm PDT (US) / 5pm EDT (US) / 9pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES
    Steve Hargadon will host this collaborative event with a live two+-hour interactive look at "Elevating the Education Reform Dialog".  FutureofEducation.com and Edutopia will join forces to present an online discussion specifically for educators and with special guests Julie Evans, Alfie Kohn, Chris Lehmann, Deborah Meier, Diane Ravitch, Will Richardson, Sir Ken Robinson, and Gary Stager.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106358
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    TL CAFE SERIES
    Gwyneth Jones and Ernie Cox will host another session of the TL Cafe Series entitled, “Changed but Still Critical”. Today’s reality is that readers and information seekers are having increasingly less need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home or mobile computing devices, are the choice of many learners and teachers. The “Net Generation” student increasingly prefers the visual and the virtual rather than the printed text. Why, many educators are asking, does a school need a physical library when seemingly all resources can be obtained using an inexpensive netbook and a wireless network connection? How can these large physical spaces in our schools be re-purposed for greater educational impact?”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/101879
  • 10:45pm PDT (US) /1:45am EDT (US) (next day)/ 5:45am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    AUSTRALIA SERIES
    Join Anne Mirtschin for another session of the Tech Talk Tuesday series entitled, “Tech Talk  Tuesdays: A digital toolbox for the 21st Century Science Learners”.How do you integrate technology into 21st century science classrooms (and all other classrooms)? Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration. Loosely based around Bloom’s Revised taxonomy, find out how to use web2.0 tools for accessing, storing, analysing, applying and sharing information. Promote student engagement and creativity using digital storytelling, animations and audio/video projects in science. Britt Gow, science and maths teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia and author of “Technoscience” blog at, explains how web2.0 tools can be used effectively with middle-years students. With web tours and application sharing Britt will demonstrate various ways to introduce topics, consolidate learning, assess understanding and promote reflection and evaluation.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106042
Tuesday, October 5th
  • 6:45am PDT (US) /9:45am EDT (US) / 1:45pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
     ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS
    Give Them What They Want? Patron Driven Acquisitions For E-Books” with presenter, Timothy CherubiniPatron driven acquisitions for eBooks is not a new concept but interest in it is growing thanks to broader adoption of eBooks in libraries and patron expectations, driven in part by consumer experience. But librarians often hear of “budget busting” and other experiences gone badly. Just what are the rewards and risks of the patron driven approach, and are there best practices? In this session we’ll provide an overview of concepts and issues from the librarian, patron, and vendor viewpoints and hear actual case studies from librarians who are planning or have implemented patron driven programs, both successful and unsuccessful.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106905 (pre-registration is required)
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times): 
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS
    Presenters Tracy Tagliati and Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan will present Case Studies: Faster, Cheaper, Better - Really Rapid Instructional Design.  Do you feel stifled by the traditional systematic instructional design model? Twelve years ago, Thiagi went cold turkey and quit using his grandparents’ ADDIE instructional-design model. He came up with a continuous, concurrent, creative, co-design approach. His associates and hundreds of workshop participants have used this approach to design corporate training materials faster and cheaper and to produce more effective transfer to the workplace. In this walk-the-talk workshop learn when, why, and how to apply principles from chaos, creativity, and improv to design learning packages for multicultural audiences and for the next generation.”
    LearnCentral Link: 
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/106908 (pre-registration is required)
  • 11:30am PDT (US) / 2:30pm EDT (US) / 6:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE 
    LIVE EVENTS
    Join presenter Timothy Cherubini for Beyond Marc Records: Patron Discovery Of E-BooksWhat is the most common advice to librarians who are adding eBooks to their collections and want to know how their patrons will find them? Add MARC records to your catalog. This is a wise step, but is it enough? Increasingly, discussions of discovery suggest a focus on being where the patrons are, not relying on directing patrons to library catalogs or web pages. With eBooks, the issue is exacerbated as the concept of a “book” and its authority in an online world are challenged.” LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106909 (pre-registration is required)
Wednesday, October 6th
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6am EDT (US) / 10am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    "eT@lking: Open Source Digital Textbook,
    ” with host Anne Mirtschin. Neeru Khosla will be the special guest for a discussion about online source digital textbooks.
    LearnCentral Link: 
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/98211
  • 9:30am PDT (US) / 12:30pm EDT (US) / 4:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    SHANNON'S BRIGHT IDEAS CENTER

    Tips for Co-Moderators,” with host Shannon Autrey Forte.  Shannon will share tips for moderating Elluminate sessions.
    LearnCentral Link: 
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/99869
  • 3pm PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    PBS Franny's Feet Webinar,”
    with host Corey Nascenzi. “Learn more about the science, social studies, language arts, and global awareness resources available from Franny's Feet!”
    LearnCentral Link:
    http://www.learncentral.org/event/97429
Thursday, October 7th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS

    “Developing A High-Performing Learning Organization: Framework and Architecture,”
    with host Lance Dublin. “Now more than ever organizational success - if not survival – is dependent upon your ability to develop, implement and support a high-performing learning organization. This is the session for those ready to take a serious look at your organizations’ readiness to be the high-performing learning organization it can, should and must be.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/106910 (pre-registration is required)
  • 12:30pm PDT (US) / 3:30pm EDT (US) / 7:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Classroom Strategies for the Support of Gifted Learners,” 
    with Margaret Keane. “Peter Lydon, gifted education advocate and second level teacher will present this webinar focusing on the needs of gifted learners within the classroom, detailing helpful strategies for the support of this unique group of students.”
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/84710
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Tina Schneider and Barbara Tallent oLiveBinders.com and Dean Mantz of Mantz's Mission
    will host
    the first of a new webinar series entitled, The Knowledge Place SharingMike Fisher (www.digigogy.com) will be the special guest. Mike will be talking about the transition taking place in education towards the complete integration of 21st Century learning and beyond as well as insight into successful use of iPads. To go along with a review of Mike's iPad binder we will share a variety of featured LiveBinders created by educators across the country.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/102057
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES

    Steve Hargadon will interview Jo DiMartino and Denise Wolk on “The Personalized High School” as part of the FutureofEducation.com series.
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106858
Saturday, October 9th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Featured Teacher,”
    with hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy GeorgeJoin the Classroom 2.0 LIVE co-hosts for another session of our “Featured Teacherseries with special guest Karen McMillan (McTeach).
    LearnCentral Link: http://www.learncentral.org/node/106922
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