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DEANZ Webinar 25th June 12-1 pm NZ

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DEANZ Webinar 25th June 12-1 pm in Adobe Connect with support from the University of Canterbury e-Learning Lab

Identifying culturally sensitive distance education for adults working in communities

Shelia Douglas, International Specialist Skills Institute in conversation with Niki Davis, University of Canterbury Professor of e-Learning and President of DEANZ, will discuss Shelia’s findings after one week in New Zealand where she has been visiting the University of Canterbury e-Learning Lab and talking with polytechnics and health workers in the region. Shelia has an ISS Institute Skills Victoria Fellowship. DEANZ and the UC e-Learning Lab are keen to support her in this important research. They will discuss this question: What is best practice for educating age care and disabilities workers at a distance in Australia and New Zealand, including those in indigenous and remote communities where English is additional language?
Please come into this free webinar with your suggestions and questions and/or email Shelia directly on envisiontrain@optusnet.com.au.
The recorded webinar will become accessible to DEANZ members on the DEANZ web site; DEANZ individual membership is only $60.
To join the meeting online open this link: http://connect.canterbury.ac.nz/deanz/
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8 Vital Tips for Using Webinars

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There are many articles on webconferencing and a lot of schools & institutions of Higher Ed have already jumped in and started using webinars to provide training to faculty. If you haven’t yet made the jump here are a few considerations that may encourage you.
Full Text: 8 Vital Tips for Teaching Faculty Using Webinars! – Tips 4 Blended Learning: Tools, Resources, and Apps.


Building A Cost-Effective Online Orientation: Best Practices, Essential Components, & Practical Applications

TypingBuilding A Cost-Effective Online Orientation: Best Practices, Essential Components, & Practical Applications
Tuesday, June 5 ~ 3:00-4:30pm EDT
online webinar
Host: Innovative Educators
NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.
An online orientation program can be an innovative, cost-effective, and practical way of facilitating transitions into higher education for many different populations. This session will highlight the utility of using online orientation for multiple institutional audiences (freshmen, transfers, parents, international students, traditional students, and non-traditional students). Presenters will provide an introduction to online orientations including relevant learning theories and best practices, as well as a preliminary planning document for use following the seminar. This session will also showcase a variety of successful online orientations that bridge populations and institutional types.

  • Become familiar with the history and current online orientation practices
  • Draw from relevant theories to substantiate online orientation as an authentic learning environment
  • Identify best practices and typical components for an online orientation
  • Discuss the implications for utilizing online orientation with diverse populations
  • View/tour a variety of different online orientation applications
  • Be provided with a preliminary planning document

Who should attend?
Professionals interested in utilizing online orientation programs for the population they serve.
Speakers: Clay Adams and Jessica Hale
Clay Adams serves as the Assistant Dean for New Student Programs at Duke University. Clay joined the Duke family full-time in the summer of 2003 as a Residence Coordinator. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.S. in Business Management, and a M.A. Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Clay directs all new student transition programs including: the Student Transition Series, pre-orientation programs, orientation welcome week, communications and student group advisement. In 2008 he led a project team, which ultimately developed Duke’s online orientation program known on-campus as the Summer Transition Series. Clay’s research interests include: international education, student transition, higher education finance and online education.
Jessica Hale is a faculty member in the Academic Skills department at Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and an educational consultant. Prior to working with transitioning students in the classroom, Jessica coordinated WCC’s Orientation program. In this capacity Jessica welcomed more than 15,000 students to WCC’s campus and participated in the development and implementation of a successful online orientation. Jessica served as the co-chair of the Two Year College Network for the National Orientation Directors Association from 2007-11. In addition, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics related to online orientation, educational technology, and transitional programming for students and parents. Jessica holds an M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan and recently completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University.
Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org
Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/174.htm
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators


21c LEARNing: May CLN Webinar- Engaged Teaching

Join us Tuesday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) for a conversation about Engaged Teaching. The webinar will be conducted in the CoLearning Network space on AdobeConnect. Mark Wilding, Executive Director of PassageWorks Institute and a postgraduate instructor in leadership and systems thinking, will lead the conversation.
Based on years of teaching, leadership development, and work with thousands of educators, Mark writes that “Engaged Teaching is about re-integrating a fragmented view of education that often separates social and emotional learning from academics, skills from content, heart from mind, inner life from outer life, and student learning outcomes from learning contexts.” The webinar will consider the five dimensions of Engaged Teaching: developing the self-observer, being present, practicing respectful discipline, expanding emotional range, and cultivating an open heart.
Full Text: 21c LEARNing: May CLN Webinar- Engaged Teaching.


Free Webinar on “Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn't”

Complimentary Webinar on “Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t” by Raptivity
Interactive Panel Discussion by Mobile Learning Experts on May 15, 2012
Redmond, WA, May 06, 2012 –(PR.com)– Raptivity today announced a special webinar by Mobile Learning Guru’s; Robert Gadd who is the President & Chief Mobile Officer at OnPoint Digital and Janhavi Padture, Associate Vice President – Strategy & Research at Harbinger Knowledge Products. It’s titled Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t? to be held on May 15th, 2012.
This session will address the challenges faced by eLearning course creators, instructional designers and mobile learning enthusiasts in creating interactive content for the new mobile devices globally. The experts will discuss device level challenges, such as small and varying screen sizes, limited processing power, variability of input mechanisms (keypad, keyboard, pointer, touch screen, etc), variety of operating systems, battery life, and many more.
In order to have a global impact, the online webinar will be conducted at three different times.
The complimentary online webinar session will be conducted on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 AM PST (US-friendly time), 2:30 PM CET (UK and India-friendly time) and 2:30 PM AEDT (Asia Pacific-friendly time). Visit http://www.raptivity.com/learning-interactions-on-mobile-devices to learn more about webinar and register for the session.
About Raptivity
Raptivity® allows you to quickly and easily create learning interactions such as games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more. Instructors can add the interactions conveniently to their eLearning content.
Raptivity® has won numerous awards in various categories, including the 2011 Best Educational Software Award in the Online Technology Tool category and three 2011 LearnX E-learning & Training Awards from Training Australia Magazine. For more information, please go to www.raptivity.com or contact Harbinger Knowledge Products at             425.861.8400       or write to us at info@raptivity.com.
About Harbinger Knowledge Products
Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA) and through its partner network worldwide.
For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world’s top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity®, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod.
For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, please visit http://www.harbingerknowledge.com.
Full Text: Complimentary Webinar on “Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t” by Raptivity – PR.com.


ThinkForward Events


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new series of events connecting school and district leaders across the nation, from the convenience of your own office.
We’re pleased to invite you to take part in this innovative new series of events from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt designed to help you address the challenges facing today’s educators. From tips and conversation to advice from other educational leaders in the field, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has harnessed the power of communication, connection, and collaboration to promote positive change in your district!
The aim of these events is to create a think-tank of education leaders who come together to share strategies and successes, solve problems, and brainstorm new initiatives, all toward a common goal—improving student achievement. Our Spring 2012 events will focus on helping educators implement sound STEM initiatives.
Register: http://my.hmheducation.com/content/thinkforward


Meeting the Online Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities

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The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 17 led by the 2012 iNACOL/SREB National Online Teacher of the Year, Leslie Fetzer, from the North Carolina Virtual Public School. Fetzer will present and guide a panel discussion about new learning models using online learning that are meeting the educational needs of students with disabilities. This webinar will explore individualizing learning and supports for each student in online learning environments.
“Allowing students who learn in different ways to have more curricular options and flexibility in pacing with excellent teachers can create more engaging environments for students – and these benefits are a hallmark of online learning.” said Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL. “Putting engaging content and technology tools in the hands of world-class teachers that know how to personalize instruction can help support each student’s success.”
School administrators and teachers will share the strategies and approaches addressing unique needs of students with disabilities as well as strategies for the online learning environment. The panel will take a look at what the North Carolina Virtual Public School is doing for students with disabilities in its program, delivering online courses, credit recovery, and landmark Occupational Course of Study Blended Learning Program.
Panel speakers will include Michelle Lourcey, Division Director, Curriculum and Instruction at North Carolina Virtual Public School; Nellie Aspel, Director of Exceptional Children at the Cleveland County, N.C. Schools; and Lindsey Taylor, Exceptional Children Teacher at Ashbrook High School, also in North Carolina.
The webinar will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM Eastern. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/index.php
Full Text: iNACOL Announces May 17 “Teacher Talk” Webinar: “Using the Online Learning Environment to Meet the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities” – MarketWatch.

How to Market Your Online Event

The majority of marketers plan to increase spending on online, virtual and hybrid events. Yet, most meeting and marketing professionals still employ the “If We Build It, they Will Come” approach to promoting these new meeting formats. Simply hosting a hybrid or virtual conference doesn’t guarantee people will show up. Erica St. Angel will share tricks, real-life samples and implementable ideas for marketing online events.
Presenter: Erica St. Angel, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Foundry
Moderator: Sean Brown, Vice President of Sonic Foundry
Register now for the live webcast | Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. Central 
via Sonic Foundry Live Webinars: ‘Are All Classroom Capture Systems the Same?’ … — MADISON, Wis., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —.

How to Facilitate Live Online Training – Techniques for Adult Learning Engagement

After two years of research on what their audience liked and disliked about online training, staff at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions reached a new level of engagement. They have broken down the process into pre-, during- and post-event phases with defined roles and outcomes from the training team, presenters and the audience. With the Mediasite webcasting platform as their technology engine, they built an online training program, complete with LMS integration. From refresher courses to product launches, HR training to internal company meetings, over the last two years they have trained over 8,500 people via live streaming webcasts.
Traci Adolph, Manager of Training at Hunter Douglas, will discuss the online training program, including and answer your most pressing questions.
Presenter: Traci Adolph, Manager of Training at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions in Broomfield, Colorado
Moderator: Erica St. Angel, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Foundry
Register now for the live webcast | Tuesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central
via Sonic Foundry Live Webinars: ‘Are All Classroom Capture Systems the Same?’ … — MADISON, Wis., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —.

Free Webinar: "Are All Classroom Capture Systems the Same?"

John DeAngelo, director of educational technology services at the University of California San Francisco, has put almost every lecture capture brand to the test as one of the first college-level CIOs in higher education. After outfitting hundreds of classrooms, and almost a decade-long deep dive into what works, he has created replicable, future-proof academic spaces that maximize the experience of faculty, students and staff. He will discuss why he chose to implement Mediasite at two different universities on both coasts and how that decision radically impacted faculty feedback and student outcomes.
Presenter: John DeAngelo, director of educational technology services at the University of California San Francisco and former associate dean for information technology in Temple’s Fox School of Business
Moderator: Sean Brown, Vice President of Sonic Foundry
Register now for the live webcast | Tuesday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. Central 
via Sonic Foundry Live Webinars: ‘Are All Classroom Capture Systems the Same?’ … — MADISON, Wis., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —.