Don’t plan to present, plan to engage:  Making the most of web conferencing technologies for online learning and teaching

A teaching and learning conversation with:

Rod Cullen MMU

Dr Rod Cullen

Manchester Metropolitan University

CalumCalum Thomson

University
of
Salford

When: Tuesday 29th September 12:00-13:30 (90 minutes)

About this conversation:

One of the aims of the 2015/16 TLC series is to experiment with the use of video conferencing tools to enable teaching and learning conversations, through webinars, that are actively engaging rather than a passive experiences for participants.  To start us off on this route Rod Cullen (MMU) and Calum Thomson (University of Salford) will facilitate a teaching and learning conversation that will explore the use of web conferencing technologies for online learning and teaching.

“We have been using web conferencing tools to deliver webinars ourselves for several years now as well as undertaking taking some research into emerging practices with the technology in Higher Education.  We have noticed that it is very easy to fall into a trap of simply using the technology to talk at participants leading to a very passive experience, however, the tools are there to do so much more than that. Our view is that the key to making the most out of these technologies is to plan active engagements with participants rather than the presentation of content”

This teaching and learning conversation will aim to:

  • engage participants with the interactive tool kit provided by a fully featured web conferencing system
  • explore some simple principles that can help to make the webinar experience active rather than passive for participants
  • explore and share ideas on learning and teaching activities that might be deliverable using web conferencing technologies.

Joining the conversation:

Simply follow this link http://mmu.adobeconnect.com/tlc/ and enter as a guest by typing your name, institution and country into the name field and clicking on the “Join Meeting” button.

Whether or not you have previously participated in a webinar or online activity using Adobe Connect we advise that you make sure that you do some checking and preparation in advance. Check your set-up and connection here.

We hope you can joins us.

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About Rod Cullen

I am a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Technologies in the Learning Innovation Team at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have gained considerable experience over almost 20 years in design, delivery and evaluation of online learning, teaching and assessment. I am particularly interested in assessment and feedback practice as well as the emerging role of web conferencing technologies to support blended and distance learning.

5 thoughts on “Don’t plan to present, plan to engage:  Making the most of web conferencing technologies for online learning and teaching

  1. Pingback: Don’t plan to present, plan to engage: Making the most of web conferencing technologies for online learning and teaching « FLEX Courses

  2. Hello, I was wondering if this session would be available to view after the event? I would love to be involved but am away at a training day on the 20th

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