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  • February 8, 2012
  • Common functionality: Discuss merits of no webcam February 8, 2012
  • Phil – kit e.g. desk microphones Prior installations and checks needed by delegates Anecdotes and the need for plan B February 8, 2012
  • A quick tour of the key features and how we are going to run the session (chat pane etc). Include video, audio, chat, whitebooard, file upload, presentation, mention,but don’t demo!, screen sharing February 8, 2012
  • February 8, 2012
  • Offer a free trial of Blackboard February 8, 2012
  • e.G JISC online conference with mulitiple workshops, break out rooms February 8, 2012
  • RSC becoming more efficient – communicating across RSCs Learning providers often multi site WBL benefits, ACL Keeps catering costs and room hire costs down Multi site meetings Delegates not taking whole day off to attend events Pollution Supporting learners e.g. elite athletes (Steve) PTLLS ITT (Lyn) Phil – ACL context Alleviates time tabling issues – can maximise use of learners time Opportunity to engage learners with new tools – learner voice Issues Technology! Have a plan B February 8, 2012
  • Improve efficiency and business performance Reduce travel and stress February 8, 2012
  • Use the whiteboard and tick as many areas as you think are appropriate February 8, 2012
  • Steve online Skype funeral experience February 8, 2012
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  • Intro to running_online_events v2 ss

    1. 1. Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide An Introduction to Online Events Tuesday 7 th Feb 1.15pm RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Lyn Lall, Steve Saffhill, Phil Hardcastle RSC East Midlands
    2. 2. Aims of the session To explore the potential of web conferencing tools to improve online learning and reduce meeting costs. Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    3. 3. Session plan <ul><li>What is a webinar? </li></ul><ul><li>What you need to run a webinar? </li></ul><ul><li>Why you might use a webinar in your role? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits/issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Possible web conferencing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Free trial </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    4. 4. What is your role? <ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Team leader </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Learning support </li></ul><ul><li>Business support </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    5. 5. What is a web meeting (webinar)? <ul><li>Generally includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One or more presenters on webcam (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenters and (possibly) delegates on audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploaded presentations or documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A whiteboard with drawing tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A chat pane to interact with delegates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session recording </li></ul></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    6. 6. What do you need to run a web meeting? <ul><li>A web meeting service account </li></ul><ul><li>Fast internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Software plugins e.g Java, Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Session plan </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>A backup plan </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    7. 7. Which tool to use? <ul><li>The RSCs are now using Collaborate, one of the many commercial web meeting products </li></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall Visimeet
    8. 8. Which webinar tools have you experienced/used? <ul><li>Blackboard Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Big Blue Button </li></ul><ul><li>Wiziq </li></ul><ul><li>GoToMeeting </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    9. 9. Web meeting tools <ul><li>Some are free, most cost </li></ul><ul><li>Some integrate with Moodle e.g Collaborate, Wiziq Big Blue Button </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in use by the various RSCs: Collaborate, Adobe connect </li></ul><ul><li>But there are lots more </li></ul><ul><li>Review of top online webinar tools </li></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    10. 10. Is your organisation already using web conferencing tools? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    11. 11. Why might you want to use a web conferencing tool? <ul><li>To meet with colleagues and collaborate online across multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>To provide flexible access to learners </li></ul><ul><li>To teach online </li></ul><ul><li>To engage/support learners </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tutorial support </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver staff development/training across multiple sites </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    12. 12. Possible scenarios <ul><li>Teaching/supporting remote students </li></ul><ul><li>Use a remote guest expert for a lecture/masterclass </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a Help desk/one to one tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Group meetings across multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>Online conference with multiple workshops and break out sessions </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    13. 13. So what are the benefits/issues? <ul><li>Reduced costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time saved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ greener” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>quick to set up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The main problems tend to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>delegate computer audio and web access issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delegate inexperience/confidence/IT skills </li></ul></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    14. 14. Benefits of web conferencing tools for a learning provider <ul><li>Increase attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Boost response rates </li></ul><ul><li>Make speedier, informed decisions from online collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Generate more interest through rich, engaging, interactive online events </li></ul><ul><li>Enable rapid deployment of training across widely dispersed audiences </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    15. 15. What could be the main benefits of using web conferencing tools in your role? Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    16. 16. Alternative methods of collaborating online <ul><li>Combine Skype (which now has screen sharing), with access to online resources (VLE, website, Youtube, Googledocs etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop sharing application e.g Join me, Vyew </li></ul><ul><li>Use a telephone conference call with online resource sharing e.g. SlideShare, TitanPad, Conceptboard, Crocodoc </li></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    17. 17. Questions? <ul><li>Questions and comments? </li></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    18. 18. Fancy a free trial of Collaborate? <ul><li>If you would like an opportunity to have access to a Blackboard Collaborate room for a week to try out being a presenter/moderator, then send us your e-mail address at the end of this session, or paste it into the chat pane now and we will arrange for this to be set up for you and have the appropriate links sent </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide
    19. 19. Next steps <ul><li>Our next online event “Best practice with webinars ” will be on 21 st February and is aimed at those who want to make effective use of . Details and booking from the website </li></ul><ul><li>Our next In Brief will be on 6 th March 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic: Screencasting </li></ul></ul>February 8, 2012 | slide Lyn Lall
    20. 20. For further information/support <ul><li>Contact your RSC advisors </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Further information and the recording from today will be on our website shortly </li></ul>Lyn Lall February 8, 2012 | slide