Best Australian Blogs 2013 No 7: Interaction with webinars and online courses

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I enjoy participating in online courses and webinars and often blog about the experience on Sprite’s Site.

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On Friday mornings I try to attend the Edublogs Fine Focus and Serendipity webinars run by Jo Hart in a Blackboard Collaborate room. Often we discuss IT tools which can be used in education and then experiment with using the tools.
I have presented some Fine Focus sessions.
My Sprite’s Site posts about these webinars can be read at https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/jo-hart/  and posts about my participation in Jo Hart’s webinars can be read on her E-verything blog at http://johart1.edublogs.org/?s=Jo+Freitag  

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Global Education Conference
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/
The free, online Global Education Conference runs around the clock for five days.
The conference presentations are given in Blackboard Collaborate webinar rooms
I have blogged about my participation in these conferences and a collection of the posts can be seen here
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/global-eduction-conference/

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Reform Symposium
This was another free global online education conference which I attended and from which I learned a great deal and gathered a large supply of resources
Blog posts about my participation in these conferences can be found at
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/reform-symposium/

Online Courses
There are many opportunities to study online and Sprite’s Site blog posts about some of these can be found at

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Digital Badges https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/digital-badges/

And Moodle Sandbox https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/moodle-sandbox/

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2 thoughts on “Best Australian Blogs 2013 No 7: Interaction with webinars and online courses

  1. Interesting post, Jo.
    I first encountered you in the Serendipity and Fine Focus sessions organized by @JoHart on Blackboard Collaborate. I now count you as part of my PLN and I enjoy our continued interactions there as well as on Twitter and in my Reader (the closing of which gave us a neat discussion in Fine Focus.).
    I too, find myself looking for online webinars to continue conversations on a myriad of topics. I think it might be interesting to read a post on finding these webinars and exploring the many other platform folks are using. I have a couple of connections to sites hosted by @SteveHargadon. He is a huge player in learning online. I also see that my iPa* has a number of different meeting tools. These include Blackboard Collaborate (the app doesn’t work for me,) GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Google+. Many don’t work well or easily but that has meant learning even more about using webinars. As you point out, there are a number of options.

    • Thanks Gail. I always enjoy sharing with you during the Fine Focus and Serendipity sessions!
      I have attended tutorials which used GoToMeeting – it was fairly similar to Blackboard Collaborate.

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