Monday, May 31, 2010

This Week's Live and Interactive Events

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive webinars through, 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. A number of folks have emailed me looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, and while the developers at LearnCentral are working on a good long-term solution, you'll find my Google Calendar "hack" at Hope it helps!

Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, and Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Series! I hope you will also 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 (

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!


Steve Hargadon
Elluminate, Inc.

Monday, May 31st
  • 10:45pm PDT (US) / 1:45am EDT (US) (next day) / 5:45am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “Tech Talk Tuesday: Web conferencing for Student Collaboration.”
    “Join Anne Mirtschin and hear Claire Bloom discuss the ‘nuts and bolts’ of establishing a web conferencing-based global project. Learn about the achievements experienced as students worked globally to achieve many cultural understandings.”
    LearnCentral Link:
Tuesday, June 1st
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Real World Approaches for Formalizing Informal Learning.” “Lance Dublin will discuss the buzz about Learning 2.0, informal learning and now social learning has turned into a clamor. Organizations sense they need to jump onto this bandwagon, but they worry about how. They understand formal learning; it is well established and is understood. This catch-all term 'informal learning' seems an obvious alternative, but it is too ill-defined for many. So, to bridge this gap, a conversation has begun to about 'formalizing informal learning' as the next important learning approach organizations need to adopt. But, what does this mean? What is 'formalizing informal learning' really, how do you know when it's the right choice, and then how to you actually do it.”
    LearnCentral Link: (pre-registration required)

  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    Aplicaciones prácticas de los blogs educativos.La segunda parte sobre blogs y las mejores practicas dentro el aula.
    LearnCentral Link:
Wednesday, June 2nd
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6am EDT (US) / 10am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Mahara Eportfolios,”
    with host Carole McCulloch. “Learn how to build an eportfolio in Mahara. You'll gain access to a Mahara system, create your own account and learn how to upload your artifacts and create a view to share with someone.”
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 9:30am PDT (US) / 12:30pm EDT (US) / 4:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Shannon's Bright Ideas Center - Sharing Documents,” with host Shannon Autrey Forte. Document Sharing can be done multiple ways in Elluminate. In this session we will explore File Transfer, Application Sharing and the Whiteboard. .
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am (GMT/UTC (intl times)
    Creating Online Learning Documents.” Please join Lorna Costantini and Kim Caise for another Elearning Center session on creating innovative learning materials, manuals and documents for use in the classroom or online learning courses.
    LearnCentral Link:

The 2010 Global Education Conference
A Collaborative Worldwide Conference on Global Education, November 15 - 19
Multiple Time Zones, Multiple Languages, Multiple Tracks
For more information, to volunteer, or to keep informed:

Thursday, June 3rd
  • 2:30am PDT (US) / 5:30am EDT (US) / 9:30am GMT/UTC (intl times): STUDENT 2.0 SERIES
    “Wikis - for storing, sharing and showing what you can do.”
    Join Jenny Luca to discuss the use of wikis for storing, sharing and showing what you can do.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Edublogs "Techie How To" - Be an "Elluminated" participant.”
    Join Jo Hart for a discussion about being an active Elluminate participant – how to get the most out of Elluminate webinars. This interactive session takes a close-up look at some of the Elluminate tools features you can use as a participant that will help you get more out of sessions and become a more active participant.
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, June 5th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times): CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE SERIES
    Smartphone Computers in a Rural School District. Join Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George for another Classroom 2.0 LIVE session with Scott Newcomb to discuss 'Smartphone Computers in a Rural School District'.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times): MATH 2.0 SERIES
    “Math 2.0 Weekly: YourMathGal.”
    Maria Droujkova has a vision: that everyone will have the opportunity to learn and love math. Join this discussion and learn about free videos for the world. .
    LearnCentral Link:

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