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Friday, September 16, 2011

Attend These Free Webinars!

Reaching Students With Special Needs Through E-Learning

Tuesday, September 20, 2011,
2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Eastern time.

Students with special learning needs often benefit from different and more personalized ways of mastering classroom material. More virtual education opportunities are now available to help meet the academic needs of children with cognitive or physical disabilities, those learning English, gifted and talented students, and those at risk of academic failure. Educators are trying to balance the potential of virtual learning with the need for face-to-face instruction for these groups of students. They are finding that assistive technologies, social-networking tools, and multimedia curricula are helping to build e-learning programs for students from special populations that can help improve academic achievement.

  • Katharina I. Boser, cognitive-development psychologist; co-chair, Innovative Technology for Autism advisory board, Autism Speaks.
  • Patti Ralabate, director of implementation, Center for Applied Special Technology.
  • Matthew J. Wicks, vice president of strategy and organizational development, International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
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The Love is Gone: Why Some Organizations are Replacing Their Learning Management Systems

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 

Join Scot Lake, Senior Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Matt Gilley, Co-Founder at Intellum, for this free Webinar examining the drivers that are convincing organizations to replace their current LMS. Whether you’re replacing a system, or shopping for your first LMS, this session will help you make a smarter buying decision by avoiding the mistakes made by others.
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Why You Don't Have to Be an Enterprise to Webcast Like One

Tuesday, September 27, 2011,
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central
convert your time zone)

What would motivate a small non-profit to buy an enterprise grade webcasting platform? Could they ever expect to see a return on that kind of investment? And why bother with professional-grade, purpose-built hardware, when software is cheaper and easier, right?

Wrong, at least according to the Energy Center of Wisconsin.

They needed to get their energy efficiency message out to a larger audience - without a big budget and without putting their viewers to sleep with a lot of technical data.

In 2006, they turned to audio webinars, produced with software, and people listened...but then rich media arrived on the scene. Just four years later armed with Mediasite, they've had over 12,500 viewers of their live webinars tuning in from all 50 states and around the globe, and have amassed an overall total of 28,000 live and on-demand views.

And the Center is now in the enviable position of having sponsors line up - like the US Department of Energy, Philips Lighting and ComEd - to pay them to produce online continuing education courses on their behalf.

Join us for a live webinar with Andrea Minniear Cherney as she explains how the Mediasite webcasting platform not only contributed to that viewing spike, but also helped them achieve a 42% ROI in each of the last four years, with more new funding, new partners and new online learners on the horizon.
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Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today's Modern Student

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Central (
convert your time zone)

It happens every year. You face a lecture hall full of college freshmen and feel how cavernous the generation gap has become. To you Amazon is a river in South America; to them it's an online shopping giant. You understand what ‘don't touch that dial' means; they've always had a remote control. You wanted to be like Mike; their NBA heroes are Kobe and Shaq.

Ever wish you could get inside their minds to really understand where they're coming from? Here's your chance. On Tuesday, September 27 at 11 a.m. Central, you'll have a rare opportunity for live Q&A with the authors of the Beloit Mindset List.

Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the men who literally wrote the book on what generations of Americans think is normal will present, "Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today's Modern Student." They'll cover:

  • How technology has accelerated the widening of the generation gap
  • What they've learned over the 14 years they've been creating the mindset list
  • Their favorite "Mindset Moments" and how you can leverage them to keep relevant
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Top 10 Challenges When Implementing Blended Learning
Tuesday, October 11,
11 AM (UK)
Discover proven blended learning strategies that reveal how to overcome the most common challenges organisers face.
Join this interactive webinar to learn:
  • Educational lessons and materials that are possible in a virtual classroom
  • Solutions for minimising the impact of blended learning challenges
  • How to prepare the delivery team and the learners for successful learning
  • And more...

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