What Is a Webinar, and How Can You Use It?

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  • What Is a Webinar, and How Can You Use It?

    1. 1. What Is a Webinar, and How Can You Use It? Jeffrey Keefer Senior Instructional Designer Visiting Nurse Service of New York Adjunct Instructor, Management Communication New York University, Stern School of Business
    2. 2. Workshop Description <ul><li>This workshop will focus on how to use webinars ( Web -based sem inars ) to create interactive forums and trainings with staff and volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics will include benefits, costs, and how to get started. The use of on-line self-study courses and roundtables will also be covered. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Is a Webinar? <ul><li>A webinar is conference, meeting, or presentation conducted on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Related terms include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Net meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcast </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why Use a Webinar? <ul><li>Participate from anywhere (home, work, internationally, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Travel is not required </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative and interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Live in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Secure access </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Few or many participants </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based software with small local downloads </li></ul>
    5. 5. Common Webinar Features <ul><li>Present PowerPoint slides </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations </li></ul><ul><li>Screen / desktop / application sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Break-out sessions </li></ul><ul><li>File transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Open hyperlinks on participant computers </li></ul><ul><li>Track attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / VOIP using the computer / phone </li></ul><ul><li>Polls and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Live video </li></ul><ul><li>Record the session </li></ul>
    6. 6. Possible Webinar Uses <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Information sessions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Some Webinar Programs <ul><li>WebEx </li></ul><ul><li>GoToWebinar / GoToMeeting </li></ul><ul><li>LiveMeeting </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Meeting </li></ul>
    8. 8. Start a Secure Meeting at VNSNY
    9. 9. Navigate the Secure Meeting Window
    10. 10. Share Presentations or Programs
    11. 12. How Do I Choose a Webinar System? <ul><li>Analyze organizational needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who needs to do what by when? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design the plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor options (users, contracts, options) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much $ will it cost vs. how much we want to spend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does success look like? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop and Implement the webinar project </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the impact of webinars vs. traditional meeting and presentation methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are we better off now? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Free Asynchronous Technologies <ul><li>Notification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook Distribution Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WikiSpaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. What Is a Webinar, and How Can You Use It? Jeffrey Keefer [email_address] [email_address]

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