Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Live Webinars for January 2011

Wikipedia in the Classroom (Educause)

January 5, 1:00pm EST.

Very few educators have thus far used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classrooms, but this is beginning to change due to the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative. The Wikimedia Foundation launched the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative in fall 2010 in order to find new ways to incorporate Wikipedia into higher education environments. In the fall 2010 semester, 13 classes from 10 universities participated by developing various assignments that incorporated Wikipedia editing as a main component, with many more signing up for the second iteration in spring 2011.

In these classes, professors and trained ambassadors worked together to develop assignments that achieved the learning goals of the professor while contributing to the development of new content on the free encyclopedia. Though the first classes to receive ambassadors focus on developing mainly public policy–oriented pages, one of the program's end goals is to develop a model that can be expanded to other disciplines.

Social Networking to Your Advantage (ADA)

January 11, 2:00pm EST.

Social networking sites, like Facebook, are all the rage, but can they really improve your work place productivity, visibility, and connections? This session will discuss which social network sites are accessible and might work best for you. Case studies from users with disabilities will and practical strategies will be given.

Become a PowerPoint 2010 Rock Star (Elluminate)

January 20, 1:00pm EST.

Want to know what’s new in PowerPoint 2010? Then check out these tips and tricks from Tom Kuhlmann, author of the Rapid E-Learning Blog.  Tom will show off some of the new features that make PowerPoint 2010 one of the best and most versatile software applications out there.  Whether you build presentations, develop elearning, or use PowerPoint to create graphics, you’re sure to benefit from this boatload of practical tips and tricks.

Battle Bullying with Books (Booklist)

January 25, 2:00pm EST.

Bullying is a hot-button topic, and while kids and adults alike acknowledge the distressing problem of peer intimidation, it remains a pervasive issue. Join Booklist Publications for an hour-long webinar on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001).

Reader-Friendly Library Design (Texas State Library)

January 25, 3:00pm EST.

We have had some fantastic new library buildings created round the world in the last 25 years.  Many of us, however, work in buildings which are not quite so great - what can we do to offer our customers a better experience?  Rachel Van Riel will talk about designing library interiors that work for readers.  How can we find out what people want?  How can we design libraries which are tempting for customers, drawing people into the space and encouraging them to linger and browse?  Rachel will present evidence of changes in patron behaviour in the UK and illustrate how a reader-centred approach to library layout can help to meet new needs.  Putting readers at the centre of your design may change the way you organise and promote your collections as well as your space.  It will probably change the role of library staff too.  If you are seeking a new look for your library, join this webinar to discover a fresh approach.

Summer Reading Outcomes Measures (Infopeople)

January 26, 3:00pm EST.

Details TBA.
Measuring the ROI of Online Learning (Adobe)

January 27, 2:00pm EST.

With today’s economic environment, integrating online learning technologies as part of the learning and development process seems like a reasonable strategy. By bringing learning to the desktop, not only do you reduce delivery costs, but your organization’s carbon footprint as well.  But when it comes to the bottom line, does online learning, really result in a positive ROI?

Join Patti Phillips, Ph.D., president & CEO of the ROI Institute, for this Training Industry, Inc. and Adobe webinar. You’ll interact with Patti in this hands-on program as she shows you how you can measure the return-on-investment for your online training programs.

Jan 19.  Finding Savings in the Collection Budget. ($)
Jan 19.  Financial Literacy @ Your Library. ($) 
Jan 20.  Technology Programs for Every User. ($)  
Jan 26.  Copyright and Contracts: Moving Beyond Text in IRs. ($) 
Jan 26.  QR Codes and Libraries. ($) 

Jan 5.   Emergency Preparedness for Public Libraries.
Jan12.  Internships: A Good Fit for Your Library?
Jan 26. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers.

Jan 18.  Best Small Library in America 2010.
Jan 25. "Geek the Library" Public Awareness Campaign.
Jan 27. Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Library Customers.

ASCLA Virtual Convergence Webinar Series
Jan 18 - 21.  22 different Topics! ($)

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