In January, 2015, we introduced a new component to The Collab Salon- live webinars through Zoom. Our monthly meetings in real time soon became the central feature for Collab members. Now we are ready to integrate a Zoom webinar into our CE courses. To begin, Maggie Carey has scheduled three webinars for her course, An Introduction to Rich Story Development.
Register for the course, and then plan to join the following webinars with Maggie Carey. Each meeting will last about an hour or so. Please consult your World Clock to see the following times here listed in New York time:
- Sunday, October 4 @ 5pm
- Sunday, November 1 @ 11:00am
- Sunday, December 6 @ 5pm
Please note: Don’t worry if you cannot make the webinar in real time. We will record and post the recordings for course registrants.
What is a Zoom webinar?
A live webinar offers an opportunity for registrants to meet in real time with course faculty and with each other. Typically, the presenter presents material – through lecture, video and/or illustrations – then responds to questions, and facilitates dialogue between participants.
How does a live webinar fit into our online courses?
We’re flipping the classroom! At their leisure, registrants study learning materials (written materials, audio and video recordings) organized into self-directed lessons; through the Conversation Forum, we offer opportunities for registrants to participate through exercises, responding to questions and engaging in dialogue with others. In addition, each of our online courses includes at least one live webinar, which lasts approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours – an opportunity to meet in real time with course faculty and with each other. You can read more about how webinars fit into the format for our online courses on our FAQ page here.
What is Zoom?
After lots of research, we’ve selected Zoom as our Cloud Meeting Company. We are impressed by the excellent quality and fast performance of video, audio and screen sharing across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or telephone. If you need help, they offer excellent support. Zoom is adaptable to mobile devices such as iphones, androids, Ipads and tablets. Best of all, It’s free and easy to use! Just download the software here.
With room for up to 100 people, Zoom webinars can support live sessions with video webcasting, audio and group messaging in one easy-to-use platform. Events are recorded, and then become available on-demand afterwards to all registrants including anyone not able to join in real time. For instructions for getting started, simply click here. You can also consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Help Desk.
What happens if I can’t participate in a scheduled live webinar?
Don’t worry! You can always watch the recording, and then post your reflections and questions on the Conversation Forum.
How do I find the correct time in my time zone to join in?
We post our webinars according to New York time. Just check with the world clock to see your local time.