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The EducationPlus Distance Learning Academy will equip you with the knowledge and tools to make amazing experiences come to life for your students! St. Louis area teachers have connected their students to the rainforests of Borneo and to the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Where will you take your students?
In the three day academy this summer, you’ll learn about e-learning, online projects and videoconferencing using tools like Polycom, Cisco, Skype, Google and LifeSize. You’ll also learn how to effectively use other collaborative technologies such as Google Docs, blogs and wikis. As you collaboratively work on projects over distance learning you’ll develop a Personal Learning Network that will be valuable in your teaching.
Learn more about dates, fees, and graduate credit opportunities by visit our online registration calendar.
New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype
Monday, June 4 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom! You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and videoconferencing. During this full-day workshop, we’ll compare & contrast different methods of delivery. And you never know who… or where… we’ll connect! This professional development session costs $149 for CSD members; $189 for non-members. (New Links members, ask how you can take this workshop for free!) Graduate credit is available for those who opt to participate. Register for any tele workshop here.
Midwest Education Technology Conference (#METC) 2012 proposals are due by August 30th – have you submitted yours yet? The Virtual Learning Center and the METC advisory committee are looking for presentations for all of the conference strands, but especially right now, we’re looking for sessions on distance learning- videoconferencing in particular!
Remember, the 2012 theme is Motivate, Engage, Transform, Connect = Innovate – what better way to explore those ideas than to present about videoconferencing?
Videoconferencing falls under the Virtual Teaching & Learning strand. This strand focuses on teaching & learning online. The target audience is classroom teachers and leaders interested in using online resources, library media specialists, professional development directors, and communications directors.
For videoconferncing sessions, we’re looking for usage in different methods: H.323, SIP, Skype, Apple, Google, etc. What do you use in your district? What has worked? What hasn’t? Share your stories! Keep in mind, too, you can present over VC if need be! To submit a proposal to the Midwest Education Technology conference, visit METCconference.org.
“A powerful tool in the Skype educational arsenal is group video calling which can easily be activated by the “Add People” button. Essentially, this allows up to ten individuals or classes from anywhere in the world to be on the screen at the same time.” To read the rest of the post from blogs.skype.com, and to see a multipoint Skype call in action, click on this link.