Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

eT@lking and Tech Talk Tuesdays – This week’s sessions

Tech Talk Tuesdays – Tuesday, October 26th, 3:45 – 4:45pm (Melb, Australia time gmt+11)

Topic: Cyber Safety Online

Synopsis:- Cyber safety is the number one consideration, when learning online. Cara Weber will be our guest presenter speaking about this important topic. What does safe online learning look like? How can we all stay safe as possible online? What is the teacher’s duty of care? These and many more questions will be outlined in this session. Cara will also share some websites for use in teaching cybersafety.

About our presenter: Cara Weber is the senior education officer for the Cybersafety Outreach Secion of Security, Safety and e-Education Branch of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Here is the link for the session

eT@lking: Wednesday October 27th, 8-9pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

Session Topic: Retribalizing, Literary Style: Virtual Book Clubs and Bookcasts

McLuhan (see the video) predicted we’d have to leave the bookworld behind to be “with it” in the electronic world but with social media we can do it all. Learn about an evolving virtual book club model, online or inworld, that culminates with the screening of collaboratively produced bookcasts, multimedia aesthetic responses to books.

To preview bookcasting, check out this ncbookcast festival You can post questions and comments to the wiki discussion
Meet our Presenter: Cris Crissman, PhD, Distance Learning Consultant, USDLC, Adjunct Assistant Professor, NC State
Writer and Producer
Bio: Cris teaches the “Learning Through Literature with Young Adults” graduate class at North Carolina State University. After ten years of exploring online book clubs, she took the class and the book clubs inworld to Second Life. The students self-select genre book clubs and work collaboratively to produce bookcasts to share with the whole class and the world. Inservice teachers have applied the model in their classrooms. Every year the class leads a virtual author study for teen readers in the state and this year the featured virtual author is Australian Melina Marchetta whose award-winning Finnikin of the Rock is drawing rave reviews from American teens.
Link to join this session