Using Web Conferencing Technology to Connect and Collaborate at a Distance

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Interactive presentation given at the 2010 Region 6 PTAC Regional Conference, Berkeley, CA & Region 5 PTAC Regional Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

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  • We are all indebted to the years and years of service, leadership, and passion NICHCY’s long-time director Suzanne Ripley has contributed to this work.. Thank you Suzanne! Suzanne now directs a new project, Family Support Center on Disabilities: Knowledge & Involvement Network (call them KIN for short!) which offers a centralized resource on the full range of options available to individuals with disabilities and their families. http://familysupportclearinghouse.org/Pages/Home.aspx
  • A Network of Technical Assistance and Dissemination Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
  • A bit of contextual reference. NDC/NICHCY is funded out of the Department of Education > Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) (circled in red here) > Office of Special Education Programs (seen on next slide)
  • Here’s a schematic of OSERS, note that NDC is funded out of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and is part of their technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D) network. OSEP receives Part D Discretionary money from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to fund technical assistance and dissemination centers loosely referred to as the Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (TA&D). This group of 40-50 centers works collaboratively to coordinate their efforts to ensure states receive the most appropriate assistance possible without duplication of efforts, effectively and efficiently leveraging OSEP’s limited resources. These centers are each competitively awarded, most in five year cycles.
  • Our Search is a powerful and revolutionary new tool we’re rolling out in the new project period. From our search users are able to enter a keyword and our search engine will return results from projects across the TA&D network. To be clear, we’re not talking about products that individual centers are manually entering into a database, we’re talking their entire site’s content, web pages, PowerPoints, Word documents, Excel files, PDF’s etc. This essentially makes the National Dissemination Center’s Search Page the “Google” for TA&D! You can see in this screen shot a search for “rti” returns over 1,000 results. Note the “Content Source” section on the right hand side, here is an expandable list of centers across the TA&D Network that have information and resources on Response to Intervention. No surprise that the National Center on Response to Intervention returns the most results, followed by the PBIS site, IDEA Partnership, then our own, the Center on Instruction, and so on. (Note: in order to expand the “Content Source” and other boxes on the right hand side of the page, you’ll need to be working from within Internet Explorer or Firefox with IE Tab enabled.)
  • So how can we measure the effectiveness of this work? That’s where Web Analytics can help…
  • Using Web Conferencing Technology to Connect and Collaborate at a Distance

    1. 1. STEPHEN D. LUKE, ED.D. Director, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NDC/NICHCY) http://www.nichcy.org http://www.facebook.com/nichcy http://www.twitter.com/drnichcy 2010 Region 5 PTAC Regional Conference | Salt Lake City, UT Using Web Conferencing Technology to Connect and Collaborate at a Distance
    2. 2. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING This slideshow available at: http://www.slideshare.net/DrNICHCY/using-web-conferencing-technology-to-connect-and-collaborate-at-a-distance
    3. 3. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING Access & share all NICHCY documents: scribd.com/nichcy
    4. 4. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING
    5. 5. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>Big Thanks! </li></ul>Suzanne Ripley
    6. 6. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>What is Web Conferencing? </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages & Features </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
    7. 7. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING 1. INTRODUCTION
    8. 8. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: U.S. Department of Education </li></ul>
    9. 9. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: OSERS </li></ul>}
    10. 10. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>The “Placemat” </li></ul>http://spp-apr-calendar.rrfcnetwork.org/getfile/view/id/658
    11. 11. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>NDC Search </li></ul>
    12. 12. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING TA&D’s
    13. 13. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING 2. WHAT IS WEB CONFERENCING?
    14. 14. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>What is Web Conferencing? </li></ul>Web Conferencing: is used to conduct live meetings , training , or presentations via the Internet.
    15. 15. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>Free Web Conferencing Tools </li></ul>http://www.mikogo.com/en/ http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/ https://www.webhuddle.com/ Completely Free:
    16. 16. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>Free* Web Conferencing Tools </li></ul>http://vyew.com/ http://www.dimdim.com/ https://www.yugma.com/ http://www.adobe.com/acom/connectnow/ *Free with Limited Features: http://www.yuuguu.com/
    17. 17. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>Free Web Conferencing Tools </li></ul>Fully featured available to OSEP TA&D courtesy of TACC: http://tadnet.ilinc.com
    18. 18. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING 3. WEB CONFERENCING FEATURES
    19. 19. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>iLinc Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-person video </li></ul><ul><li>Conference line ( .0425 cents per minute per user ) or Internet telephony (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Mac & PC friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Participation Tools (Hand Raising, Polling, Chat) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-level sharing (Desktop, Application) </li></ul><ul><li>White boarding </li></ul>
    20. 20. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>iLinc Features (continued): </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout groups </li></ul><ul><li>Automated registration </li></ul><ul><li>Session Management </li></ul><ul><li>Content Uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Session Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network Integration </li></ul>
    21. 21. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING 3. WEB CONFERENCING IN ACTION
    22. 22. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>iLinc in Action: </li></ul><ul><li>A visit with TACC: Michele Rovins </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with NICHCY: Sarah Escowitz & Indira Medina </li></ul>
    23. 23. NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER: WEB CONFERENCING <ul><li>iLinc Training & Support: </li></ul><ul><li>TACC: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tadnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Quick-start Guide http://www.tadnet.org/uploads/File/iLinc-QRefGuide-Nov4.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Nolan Simon- [email_address] , Office: (202) 884-8884 </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Rovins - [email_address] , Office: (202) 884-8210 </li></ul><ul><li>iLinc: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ilinc.com/training </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ilinc.com/support </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-799-4510 8-8 EST </li></ul><ul><li>email at [email_address] </li></ul>
    24. 24. THANK YOU! Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D. [email_address] http://www.facebook.com/nichcy http:// twitter.com/DrNICHCY http://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenluke

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