Webinar Training

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Explanation of webinars and some tips to use them in academic settings.

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Webinar Training

  1. 1. Welcome to the virtual meeting room for Webinar Session 22 May 2013 The Networked Researcher (We will begin at 1pm) Terese Bird Institute of Learning Innovation University of Leicester www.le.ac.uk
  2. 2. What will we talk about? • What is a webinar? • Tech • Webinar uses – Lectures – Meetings – Focus Groups – Conferences – Assessment
  3. 3. What is a webinar? • Internet-facilitated browser meeting, possibly comprising voice, video, and computer-based demonstration • Cross between Skype and the old video-conferencing • AND IT RECORDS! • Software: – Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, Go-ToMeeting, Webex – Free versions: BigBlueButton, Google Hangouts
  4. 4. Tech • Computer with internet connection – wired connection is best • Microphone • Headphones – absolute must • Webcam optional • Always do Audio Setup Wizard (under Meeting)
  5. 5. We use Adobe Connect • Windows, Macs, but not Linux • iOS devices need app • Not perfect • Many tools • Email ithelp for a Connect account
  6. 6. Lectures • Slides probably more important than webcam • No microphones for participants
  7. 7. Case study of Maths Assessment • Students presented their work to overseas companies • Everything was recorded for review and grading
  8. 8. Meetings • Webcam is important • Everyone will need a microphone • Leave time at the beginning for fiddling with microphone • Only one speaker at a time • Try the whiteboard!
  9. 9. Focus Groups • Everyone will need a microphone • Leave time at the beginning for fiddling with microphone • Only one speaker at a time • May want to aim the webcam at something else
  10. 10. Conferences • Save travel costs • Microphones for speakers only, to begin • Great for networking and meeting overseas friends
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