eT@lking – a pic that says where are
When: Tuesday November 20th at 4pm (Melbourne, gmt+11)
About this session: This session will explore the nature, purpose and potential of a virtual classroom. As more and more online Professional Development activities occur and after the great success of the recent Global Education Conference, it is important that people feel comfortable with an online webinar environment and discover the potential application for the classroom.
The features of Blackboard Collaborate will be demonstrated with interactive, ‘hands on’ activities given for participants. It is hoped that a group of 20 Singapore teachers who are in a workshop with @shamblesguru (alias Chris Smith ) will also join us.
Please come along and explore the exciting power, have fun and realise the potential that the online classroom can provide at a local, national and global level. Here is the link to the recording of this session.
- Students from USA & Australia draw on whiteboard
When: Tuesday April 17th, Melbourne, Australia (gmt+10 hours) (Please note that we have finished daylight saving time and are now gmt+11)
This session will look at the use of videoconferencing, mainly with skype, to connect students beyond their existing classroom.
For five years, skype has been a favourite tool of Anne Mirtschin’s for both personal and educational purposes. Having been awarded the title of Innovator of the Month, this webinar will share one of the tools that is a firm favourite of hers. This session will be tailored to meet the needs of participants, but it can include the following:-
- How to get started and use basic features of skype
- Hardware required
- The advanced features of skype:- sending files, creating groups, using groups for powerful connections and collaboration
- How to find projects and people on skype
- How to get the best value out of skype for your classroom and students.
Come along with your experiences and your questions. If time permits we will look at alternatives to skype for videoconferencing. Please join us and share in the conversations.
Here is the link to the recording
An interesting discussion took place this afternoon re “What is needed to bring eLearning to the next level?” Our participants were global – Kenya, USA, Malaysia and Australia. They came from many avenues of education.
Here is what it looked like:-
- Participants shared what they had been up to this week
- Wrote the topics that should be further discussed on the whiteboard
- Discussion then took place using microphone, whiteboard and chat
Following are the discussion topics:-
- What are the barriers to eLearning?
- Mentoring – two way mentoring
- Mainstream education, different learning styles and environment
- What are the foundation skills needed for any eLearning?
- Outline the stages for e-skills, e-learning
- Andrew Douch’s comment needs to be added in
You can listen to the recording to catch all the conversations.