There are so many ways to learn. Webinars are one of the best ways to learn but many people don’t understand how webinars work. In her role as moderator of Classroom 2.0 webinars, Peggy George has experience leading some of the most popular webinars on the planet. She knows how webinars work. As Peggy says,
“It is important for educators and teachers to realize that education is something we create for ourselves, not that is done for us.”
Here are some essential questions we discuss in this show:
- What makes a great webinar?
- How do you participate in webinars?
- How can you find free webinars?
- When do you chat? When do you ask questions? Is it OK to lurk?
- How do you pull off a great webinar when you’re planning one? (Including a peek into how Peggy plans those amazing Classroom 2.0 webinars.)
- Why is it important to enter a webinar room early? What can happen in “preshow”?
- Tips for engaging presenting when you’re the one presenting the webinar.
- What are the roles of moderators? (Facilitators, Backchannel moderators, Google jockeys)
- What resources should webinar creators share after the event? How can close captioning help?
If you’ve never tried a free, online webinar – why not set a goal to try one this summer?
Big Takeaways from This Session
- Follow @pgeorge on Twitter
- Peggy’s Livebinder on webinars, free webinars and free virtual conferences for teachers – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=804872
- Classroom 2.0 Live (close captioning available for non-English speakers)
- Presentation on backchannel netiquette