2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Hands-On with Wimba Classroom

Session Title: Hands-On with Wimba Classroom

Time & Date: 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Location: Rm. 302, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: Wimba Classroom offers one more way of connecting with our students online with a set of collaboration tools. This software which can be used in and outside of Vista, allows users to share desktops, PowerPoint presentations, white board slides, polls and more.

Join us for a hands-on session where you get to experience Wimba Classroom both from the perspective of a student and instructor. The hands-on portion will feature tools such as chat, polls, white board, pushing pages, sharing your desktop, and using other features. There will also be opportunity for group discussion with some new and experienced instructors and for the sharing of best practices.

Conference Stream: Extending the CMS

Session Format: Hands-On Workshop

Co-Presenter: Katherine Miller

Co-Presenter Bio:
Katherine Miller is a new reference librarian at the Woodward Library supporting undergraduate students in Biology, Forestry and Land and Food Systems. She is very interested in exploring how libraries can use emerging technologies to teach students in-person and online.

Co-Presenter: Sally Taylor

Co-Presenter Bio: Sally Taylor is a Librarian at the University of British Columbia where she supports graduate students and faculty in the natural sciences. She enjoys teaching online using Wimba Classroom because it offers yet another way to reach students, especially those at a distance.

Co-Presenter: Joe Zerdin

Co-Presenter Bio: Joe Zerdin is the UBC Office of Learning Technology’s Emerging Technologies Training and Support Liaison. With over 7 years experience working with various educational technology tools, Joe has become well versed in promoting, supporting, troubleshooting, and lightening the pressures that are at times associated with adopting new technologies in a teaching and learning environment.

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