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De-Mystifying Webinars: An Introduction


Presented on behalf of AITD National Workshop Series. …

Presented on behalf of AITD National Workshop Series.
De-Mystifying Webinars: An Introduction
Jan 2010

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  • 1. DeMystifying Webinars Series: Session 1 - Introducing Webinars 28 January, 2010 Anne Bartlett-Bragg Shelley Gibb
  • 2. Todayʼs session • Features and functionality • To webinar, or not to webinar • Session design overview • Some business case basics
  • 3. What are we using? + + + Hello! How’s things?
  • 4. Where are you?
  • 5. So whatʼs a webinar again?
  • 6. So whatʼs a webinar again? • Enable interaction across geographic boundaries • Link people in a rich environment • Facilitate interaction between participants & experts • Allow for collaboration *not* for only imparting information
  • 7. Some functionality options Poin&ng Document sharing Polling Chat Emoticons Writing Video Quizzing Recording Voting Screen sharing Drawing Remote access Pointing
  • 8. To webinar, or not to webinar 
Is there more than one person?  Are they geographically dispersed?  Do they have access to a computer?  Is the content free of physical safety limitations? 

  • 9. Designing for engagement How do you know if anyone is listening?
  • 10. Designing for participants
  • 11. Designing content •When would you split a group? ? •When would you split content? ?3 The complete book of everything 1 2
  • 12. The business case Savings Costs
  • 13. The business case: Summary +ve’s challenges 1. Speed of distribution 1. Same time co-ordination 2. Reduced time off the job 2. IT infrastructure 3. Engaging format 3. ?? 4. Increased coverage
  • 14. Selecting a provider Considerations 1. Functionality - what do you REALLY need?? Draw up a list: nice to have vs must have 2. Bandwidth - of all users!! (Insist upon a test/demo) 3. IT infrastructure 4. Client support & training 5. Test performance - value this before $$
  • 15. The benefits: a summary •
Cost effective • Time efficient • Information and communication where needed, when needed • Geographic equality
  • 16. Next
  • 17. ABOUT HEADSHIFT Some of Our Clients OUR CORE TEAM Anne Bartlett-Bragg Managing Director PhD candidate, MEd (Adult Ed), BEd (Adult Ed), Dip HRM, Dip e-Learning, Cert IV TAA. Anne specialises in the creation of innovative communication networks and learning environments with social media. Her design for the first national mentoring program (MentorNet) for young women entrepreneurs in 2007, developed entirely in social media - was a finalist in the Forrester Groundswell awards in 2008. James Dellow Senior Business & Technology Consultant Master of Business & Technology (MBT) James assists organisations maximise the value of social software to meet business objectives, providing expertise on social computing strategies and integrating social software tools with current IT systems. James brings a wide range of experience from government, professional and blue chip companies. Shelley Gibb Community Management Consultant B.Bus in Human Resource Management, Dip. e-Learning Shelley is a community manager and online moderator for Headshift in a number of active communities. She is currently studying a Masters Degree in Adult Education at the University of Technology, Sydney where socially focussed e-Learning strategies are her key areas of research.