Creating a Culture of Learning

Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep Up with Digital Media and Technology  free webinar from ALA.

I’m watching this webinar right now, the presenters and content are terrific. Gwyneth Jones (The Daring Librarian) and Bobbi Newman (Librarian by Day) are two of the panelists.

But what is also fascinating is the use of  a Google Hangout live-streaming through YouTube to present the webinar and twitter to gather feedback and questions from audience.

By the time you see this, the webinar will be over, but you can view it on YouTube and review the tweets at the hashtag #digilit12.

What do you think of this way of presenting and participating?

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2 Responses to Creating a Culture of Learning

  1. pollyalida says:

    I usually hear about webinars like this via twitter. But there are lots of other places to check for learning opportunities. Some useful education oriented resources are:

    — Global EdCon – going on all this week. Online, free. Presentations will be archived.
    — Connected Learning Webinar Archive
    — Library 2.012 This virtual conference took place in October. All the presentations have been archived.
    — Classroom 2.0 Live Events Calendar – Check for upcoming events of interest
    — TED Talks

  2. Teri Richardson says:

    I like this idea of viewing a webinar and chatting at the same time. I personally do not use Skype, or Google Hangout, or any of the other live streaming tools. I have spoken to high school teachers I work with and one in particular prefers Google Hangout because it is so easy to use. Archived webinars are great because often they are streaming during the school day (ie: Booklist) and teaching librarians are unable to participate at those times. I wanted to take a look at some of the recorded presentations from the Library2.012 virtual conference, but the quality was poor. It could be my computer, but the audio was skipping, and participants were difficult to hear. I plan on taking advantage of a Classroom 2.0 Live event in the future. I am particularly interested in the Teachers teaching teachers.

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