Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series

Clearing the Static: Overcoming Misconceptions, Reluctance, and Objections to Capturing Lectures
Presenters: Robin Smith & Keith Freeman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The technical challenges of integrating a new technology can sometimes be the easiest hurdle to clear. Selling the idea of change is often the first challenge to implementation. This presentation will offer ways to overcome these objections head-on.
October 19, 2010 11:00 am PDT
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Student Responses to Required Synchronous Sessions in an Online Program
Presenter: Jean Bryan, DePaul University
What do students think of synchronous activities in their online classes? This presentation will present the results of student satisfaction surveys and will provide recommendations for other institutions in integrating Wimba into an online program.
October 25, 2010 10:00 am PDT
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Wimba Study Break: Wimba Stretches Pedagogical Boundaries: Peer Teaching Across Two Institutions

Presenters: Karen Dunlap, Texas Woman’s University & Myrna Gantner and Kevin Mobbs, University of West Georgia
Learn how two professors at different universities used Wimba Classroom to create optimal learning environment for students to interact through peer teaching.
October 27, 2010 11:00 am PDT
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Building Community at a Distance: Faculty Development, Peer Review, and Collaboration Technology
Presenters: Nancy Matchett & Carrie Main, University of Northern Colorado
Does a purely online, technologically mediated peer-review process have benefits? This presentation outlines the advantages of virtual collaboration among interdisciplinary faculty working at a distance.
November 16, 2010 10:00 am PST
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