Monday, June 21, 2010

This Week's Live and Interactive Events in Elluminate

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!


Monday, June 21st
  • 2am PDT (US) / 5am EDT (US) / 9am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Elluminate Master Classes.”
    “Join Carole McCulloch for an advanced session entitled, 'Engaging your Audience' with Elluminate.”
    LearnCentral Link:
Tuesday, June 22nd
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Beyond Slideshows: Influence Decisions With Effectively Planned And Delivered Web-Based Presentation.” “Presenting online - versus presenting in-person – brings own set of challenges and opportunities. Sure you don’t have to fret about what you’re wearing or if you’re going to trip while on stage, but you do have to think about how to engage and interact with your audience – all while you cannot see them! Join Webinar expert and author of the new book, “The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook,” Roger Courville, to jumpstart your success when planning, designing, and delivering online presentations.”
    LearnCentral Link
    : (pre-registration required)

  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    “Entendiendo a la generación digital.”
    La nueva generación es diferente. Están constantemente conectados a internet. Muchos piensan que son individualistas, que no leen, que son descuidados, que la escuela no les interesa, pero la realidad es diferente. Los medios y las empresas lo saben y están cambiando su metodología de acercamiento para mantenerlos enganchados, sin embargo en el ámbito escolar seguimos haciendo lo mismo que cuando se instituyo la escolarización formal.
    LearnCentral Link:
Wednesday, June 23rd
  • 3am PDT (US) / 7am EDT (US) / 11am GMT/UTC (intl times):

    eT@lking: Gimp - Brightness and Contrast,” with presenter Marian Heddesheimer. This workshop shows some easy techniques to improve contrast and brightness to show more details in your picture using the free and open source software Gimp.
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5am GMT/UTC (intl times)

    Getting The Inside Track: Gaining Buy-In For Training From Internal Clients,” with presenter Ajay Pangarkar. Increasingly, HR and training managers need to gain the “buy-in” from participants, who are fed up with training courses, middle managers, who cannot afford employee downtime from training and senior management who want to see tangible benefits and a return on their training. Through an actual application of internally marketing your training initiatives, session participants will leave knowing how to address essential concerns, package their training solutions, and identify and address each level of stakeholder in their organization. Through an interactive and practical approach this session will provide training and learning managers with the steps required to develop the essential skills as they relate to gaining the support and marketing of training initiatives internally.
    LearnCentral Link: (pre-registration required)

  • 1:30pm PDT (US) / 4:30pm EDT (US) / 7:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times): BRAINPOP SERIES
    “Using BrainPOP for Summer Programs.”
    Whether you're winding down the school year or gearing up for summer school, we'll share enough creative ideas to get you through with a smile on your face! Explore possibilities of BrainPOP and other 2.0 tools to help engage your students with a daily dose of BrainPOP or longer lasting projects.
    LearnCentral Link: (pre-registration required)
Thursday, June 24th
  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Elluminati - June 2010 V10 Showcase.”
    Join Shannon Autrey Forte for a session featuring the new release of Elluminate Live! Elluminate is proud to present Elluminate Live! V10 and we will take a close look at all the new features and enhancements including increased accessibility and how customer can access V10 today!
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Edublogs - Serendipity (PD out of a blue sky).”
    Join Jo Hart in our fortnightly unconference sessions. Bring along the burning issues and hot topics YOU would like to discuss. Topic is chosen by poll at the start of the session
    LearnCentral Link:

  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    “Collaborative Online Education Project Training for Teachers.”
    Join Mayte Esponda for a discussion about collaborative projects as a tool and teacher training.
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, June 26th
  • 11am PDT (US) / 2pm EDT (US) / 6pm GMT/UTC (intl times): MATH 2.0 WEEKLY SERIES
    Making curriculum pop! Join Maria Droujkova for a discussion about 'Making Curriculum Pop!' with Ryan Goble and Kelly Clark.
    LearnCentral Link: