The challenge of hybrid webinars

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Not taken at our workshop but a familiar problem. Photo: CC BY Some rights reserved by Preetamrai

 

For some strange masochistic reason I keep offering to run hybrid webinar workshops at conferences around Europe, with variable levels of success. When it works it gives participants the chance to experience a combined on-site and online learning environment where online members can fully participate in what is essentially a classroom activity. The format we usually offer is to combine short input sessions with discussion and group work, the results of which are posted on a common workspace like Padlet. Continue reading

Recording: Collaborative and interactive learning in webinars – our tips and tricks

About 60 participants took part in today’s webinar.

The Effective webinars project is nearing its end and we would like to take this opportunity to present our partners who we have worked with us during this period.

In this webinar our partner organisations who have developed webinars for different purposes over the last two years described how they have used webinars. They reflected on the lessons they have learned in terms of method, pedagogy and technology.

If you prefer the original recording, please click on this link.

Webinar in a MOOC

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We helped Karolinska Institute arrange a webinar as part of their MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Introduction to Urology which ran Sept – Nov 2015. Here are Maria Kvarnström’s reflections on the experience.

A long time has now passed the webinar on Karolinska Institute’s MOOC Introduction to urology took place. However better late than never (!) and here are some of our thoughts on the webinar we offered as part of the MOOC.

We think that the webinar went really well in terms of interesting discussions and creating an inclusive atmosphere for the participants who seem to appreciate getting the opportunity to meet the course instructor in person for a live event – an extra dimension to a MOOC! We prepared very thoroughly with special attention on dealing with large numbers of participants. We decided to put a limit of 300 simultaneous participants and close the webinar room when that level was reached. This was we were not sure about how the performance of the room would be affected with so many participants. We had also worked out methods for saving valuable bandwidth with a mass audience: low quality video, only one video stream in operation, if necessary freezing the video, reducing presentation file size etc.  Continue reading

Collaborative and interactive learning in webinars – our tips and tricks

harry_bildWebinar 2 June 2016. 1400-1500 CEST

Register for the webinar.

All registered participants will be sent the link to the webinar meeting room 1-2 days before the webinar.

The Effective webinars project is nearing its end and we would like to take this opportunity to present our partners who we have worked with us during this period.

In this webinar you will meet representatives of our partner organisations who have developed webinars for different purposes over the last two years. They will describe how they have used webinars and reflect on the lessons they have learned in terms of method, pedagogy and technology.

You will meet:

  • Webinars in teaching: Webigagement.
    Sophie Løhr and Lotte Nørregaard, Niels Brock Business College, will present how to keep webinar attendees engaged during a webinar.
  • Webinars for customer contacts
    Julia Utbult, Swedish Confederation of Employers, will describe how webinars have opened up new opportunities to meet member companies and inform them about
    employers’ insurance issues.
  • Webinars in a MOOC
    Maria Kvarnström, Karolinska Institute Stockholm, will describe how they ran a webinar as part of a MOOC on urology with over 5000 students.
  • 3 webinars – 3 course modules
    Astrid Høgmo, Studiesenteret.no, will share some of the lessons learnt from their webinar course pilot, The Golden Years
  • Webinar for internal information and training in international companies
    Eimskip, the largest shipping company in Iceland: Hróbjartur Árnason and Eimskip representative recount how an international company with offices around the country and around the world can use webinars to train employees and roll out new methods.
  • Webinar for internationalisation
    David Röthler will present lessons learnt from International web meetings and how to extend a webinar with additional gadgets

The webinar is organised in cooperation with the Nordic Council’s NVL Distans network.

 

 

Workshop at EDEN 2016 in Budapest

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Our workshop submission to the major European e-learning conference EDEN 2016 in Budapest has been accepted. The title of our workshop is Effective Interactive Webinars: Methods to facilitate learning in open collaborative learning environments. Torhild Slåtto and Alastair Creelman from the project team will be on-site to lead the workshop and the other members will contribute online. The main aim of the workshop is to present the project findings and hopefully get extra input to our final toolkit.

Here is an extract from our submission. Continue reading

Short Documentation of “Extending the Webinar”-Webinar

On March 7 the webinar about webinar extensions took place. More than 75 people in total from many European countries took part live.

Recording with clickable links

Some links: