Supporting Teachers’ Use of Videoconferencing Online Course this Winter

there is more than one way to go with videoconferencing!

The Virtual Learning Center wanted to share this great opportunity with you-

Description: Supporting videoconferencing in your school is critical to the successful use of your videoconference system. Discover how to bring authors, experts, scientists, and global peers to the classroom to enhance student engagement. Learn about the resources available and tips for scheduling and managing the videoconferences. Strategies for encouraging teachers to use videoconferencing will be shared. Network with other VC coordinators and practice with the technology. This online course from Berrien Regional Educational Service Agency is addressed to anyone who is the champion for videoconference in their school, district, or service area. This course is taught online via Moodle. Class assignments are posted in the discussion board. Participants are required to login regularly during the class. Learn more (requirements, costs, etc.) here.

The Instructor: Janine Lim, PhD, has been coordinating videoconferencing for 22 school districts with 70 videoconference systems since 1999. This workshop shares the successful strategies of her school videoconference coordinators. Results and strategies from her recent research on videoconference coordinators in six countries are included in the course.

Technology Featured: Participants can choose which method of videoconferencing to focus on within this class: standards-based videoconferencing carts, rooms, or desktop software by Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, Sony, etc. OR Skype.

Sessions for 2011: February 28 – March 28
Learn more here.

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