Monday, July 19, 2010

This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars 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. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll find our Google Calendar "hack" at (the developers at LearnCentral are working on a good long-term solution).

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, and student-oriented sessions fromStudents 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 (

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

Monday, July 19th
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    Pearson and Sponsorship of Educator Ning Networks.Join Steve Hargadon for a live and interactive session with representatives from Ning and Pearson who will discuss the significant changes to Ning's pricing plans, how the changes affects educational networks, and the Pearson program to sponsor the new Ning "Mini" service level for education-focused networks.
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  • 10:45pm PDT (US) / 1:45am EDT (next day) (US) / 5:45pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): AUSTRALIA SERIES
    “Tech Talk Tuesdays: Getting the Picture: Working with Online Images,”
    with host Anne Mirtschin. In this presentation, John Pearce will share ways to manipulate and change digital images using a range of free and open source as well as online image editors. Digital cameras are so ubiquitous these days that just about anyone can take a digital image or movie. Despite this so many digital images do not get past the camera let alone get adapted for use in the classroom or beyond. This need not be the case as digital images and movies can be used very easily to enhance student learning. This session will explore ways to manipulate and change digital images using a range of free and open source as well as online image editors. John will also share where you can find, and how to search for images on the internet that you can use freely, and if time permits will also look at how you and your students can share and add to the pool of suitable digital images and movie content worldwide as well via Flickr, TeacherTube and Link:
Tuesday, July 20th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Faster, Cheaper, Better: Really Rapid Instructional Design,”
    with presenters Tracy Tagliati and Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan. 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: (pre-registration required)
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    James Bach
    discusses his book, “Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar,with Steve Hargadon as part of the interview series.
    LearnCentral Link:
Wednesday, July 21st
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6pm EDT (US) / 10pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    eT@lking: Elearning Innovations for VET in VIC," with host Carole McCullough. Debbie Soccio will be the guest presenter on Victorian Innovation Projects for VET - new twitter arrangements and other innovations for project collaboration “HOWARD's GIG”.
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  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1:30am GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Egyptian Math
    ,” with host Maria Droujkova. Join Milo Gardner and Bruce Friedman for a presentation on the decades of decoding and analysis work on Egyptian sources.
    LearnCentral Link:
Thursday, July 22nd
  • 12:30pm PDT (US) / 3:30pm EDT (US) / 7:30pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “PBS Cyberchase/ National Summer Learning Association Webinar.”
    Join this webinar for a PBS Cyberchase summer learning association webinar.
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Edublogs - Serendipity (PD out of a blue sky).”
    Join Jo Hart for a fortnightly unconference session. 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:
Saturday, July 24th

  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    Twiducate,”with co-hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy George. Twiducate founder, Brian Collinsworth, will lead a discussion about Twiducate, an online social network for use with students.
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