[Air-L] How to run successful webinars? Presentation on Tue 16 Nov 2010

Fred Dervin freder at utu.fi
Sun Nov 14 04:52:46 PST 2010

The 2010 Global Education Conference is being held November 15 - 19, 
2010, online and free.  Sessions will take place in multiple time zones 
and multiple languages over the five days.


TITLE: 	How to run successful webinars? Lessons learnt and challenges 
for learning and collaboration at a global level.

PRESENTER: 	Fred Dervin,, University of Turku, Finland (Finland)
CO-PRESENTER: 	Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg

TIME: 	GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 01:00PM
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to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.

FORMAT: 	Presentation
LANGUAGE: 	English

Although the number of webinars (i.e. events streamed live over the 
Internet) is rapidly growing, the orchestration of such events in terms 
of communication, modes of delivery, opportunities for interaction and 
follow-up is in its infancy. Moreover, gathering a worldwide audience 
challenges our understanding of how to address a large number of 
multicultural participants. The presentation is based on findings from 
two public webinars, hosted by the University of Turku (Finland) and the 
University of Luxembourg in 2010. An examination of the events will 
allow us to identify 5 success factors and a set of quality indicators. 
Shortcomings in running webinars will also be discussed based on our 
experience. The presentation ends with some reflections on the nature of 
interaction in live online events, namely the chat function as a means 
of learning and group cohesion among online participants, and as a 
catalyst for interaction between the group and the panelists.

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