From the week starting Tuesday, November 30, the NMC is hosting or sharing information on a great set of free webinars related to NMC Initiatives.Â All of these are free, but some require advance registration. Please share with people you think might be interested-- we hope to see you there for at least a few of the sessions.
Nov 30 10:00am PT / 1:00PM ET Learning with Apple: Challenge Based Learning
NMC has been collaborating with Apple on CBL- here is a chance to learn more about it
During this online session you will learn about Challenge Based Learning, an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems.
Dec 2 7:30am PT / 10:30am ET HP Webinar: New Ways of Telling Project Stories
Learn how to apply principles of digital storytelling as ways of communicating about your projects.
Storytellers have been helping their audiences make sense of the world for at least fifteen thousand years. Their tools for doing so have included voice, images, objects, and sound, in rich and varied combinations. In this webinar, we will see how methods and ideas drawn from the storytelling tradition, updated for the digital age, can convey the outcomes of our projects more effectively than bulleted slides or traditional abstracts. You are invited to this special and free webinar designed for awardees of HP's Catalyst and Ed Tech Innovators grant programs, but is also being made available to anyone interested in tuning in.
Dec 2 11:00am PT / 2:00pm PT Bill Frakes: Great Portraits Donâ€™t Just Happen
Learn photography techniques form the leader of the NMC Summer Conference Photo Safaris
Great portraits donâ€™t just happen. They require planning, preparation and good communication with your subject. This webinar will focus on what goes in to making compelling and alluring portraits, no matter who or what the subject is. Sports Illustrated staff photographer Bill Frakes has made portraits of everyone from President Obama to Frakesâ€™ 9-year-old daughter, Havana. Each portrait requires the same kind of thought process. You need to know the kind of person you are taking the photo of and what you want it to look like. Once that is decided, you can go about planning lighting schemes and preparing or researching backgrounds. Bill will go over lighting and support equipment, the planning process and how he makes his subjects feel at ease. He will give specific examples and explain his thought process and execution.
Dec 3 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET Connect@NMC: Learning Analytics- A Conversation with George Siemens
Get insight into one of the newest topics that will appear in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report Learning Analyics is a new topic that will be featured on the four to five year time frame of the 2011 NMC Horizpon Report. As a preview of this topic and a chance to learn more about this topic, please join us for a conversation with an expert in this area, George Siemens.
Dec 7 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET MIDEA Connect: Nina Simon on Motivating Participation
Learn more about designing interactive content with the guru of Museum 2.0 Youâ€™ve opened a new wing where people can make their own exhibits from your collection. Youâ€™ve started a blog to invite visitors to debate the themes of upcoming programs. Youâ€™ve launched a wiki where people can share their favorite art experiences in your museum. So where is everyone? In this interactive session, Nina Simon will share insights on what motivates people to participate with cultural institutions. Drawing on international examples from museums, libraries, games, and retail, Nina will provide both a theoretical basis and practical tips you can use in your next project.
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