Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@Lking sessions this week.

Tech Talk Tuesday

Topic: Global Collaboration:- Flattening Classrooms

Guest Presenter: Julie Lindsay of Beijing International School

Date/Time:- Tuesday, June 8th 3:45-4:45pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

Link to the session in elluminate

Synopsis of session:-  What is global collaboration and how can we use Web 2.0 tools to implement this into our curriculum to ‘flatten’ your classroom? Join Julie Lindsay as she shares Flat Classroom pedagogy, including simple steps to get started and opportunities to connect globally. Dont miss this global award winning expert who co-founded these innovative, cutting edge projects together with Vicki Davis (coolcat teacher).

About Julie Lindsay: Julie Lindsay, MA Music (La Trobe University in Melbourne), MA Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington University in Washington, DC), ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), Member of Horizon Report Board of Advisors 2008-2010, ISTE Ambassador, co-founder of Flat Classroom Projects, Conference and Events. Currently E-Learning Coordinator at Beijing (BISS) International School, China, Julie is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia over the past 13 years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Qatar and now China.

eT@lking 

Topic: eCapability – what is it? how do you get it?

Date/time: Wed June 9th from 8-9pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

Guest presenter: Clint Smith

Link to the online session in elluminate

Synopsis:- If you only have hammer, every problem looks like a nail. As educators, we often think that that the solution to getting more e-learning happening must be to train more teachers to do more e. But is that all there is to it?  Clint conducted a national survey and analysis of over 60 Australian training providers and businesses to identify the success factors for “embedding” e-learning – ie making it work, and then making it stick. There were some real surprises.  Clint will describe what it really takes for organisations to be e-capable, and suggest some tactics for fast-tracking e-learning capability at your place.

About Clint:  Clint Smith is Director of LearnWorks, Melbourne, a learning and performance design company specialising in e-learning.  An experienced consultant, facilitator, researcher and learning designer, Clint has worked in a range of training settings, including universities, training providers, businesses and government agencies. His training designs and user-friendly information products have won several national awards.

Clint’s professional focus has been on using web-based tools to enhance learning and improve organisational performance, including recent research-based guides to boosting the impact of e-learning and embedding e-learning innovation in providers and businesses. He co-designed and managed the Designing and implementing e-learning website http://www.designing.flexiblelearning.net.au which consistently tops Google searches. As President of ElNet, he has played an active role in the professional network’s new journal, Impact: the journal of applied research in workplace e-learning

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