We sold out. All 25 computer slots in iEARN’s Elluminate classroom were spoken for, a week or two before my January 19 webinar was held. Clearly teachers want to know more about how to incorporate multimedia in their classrooms. (My topic was Digital Storytelling: It All Begins with a Story.) Our marketing got three other things right too:
The evaluations are still coming in, but we really need to figure out how to show the lecturer talking as well as the Powerpoint in the Elluminate software. The trouble was, when I turned on my video window, people saw the top of my head and my eyes looking down at the screen. If I tilted my monitor, you could see my whole face but I couldn’t see the chat window where people were typing questions and answers, and I couldn’t see the button to click the audio on and off. (Note: if you leave the audio on and someone else tries to talk, you get a lot of static.)
Credit for the webinar goes to Diane Midness, iEARN-USA director of professional development workshops, Farah Kamal, iEARN-Pakistan and Alema Yousif, Adobe-iEARN Youth Voices coordinator for Pakistan. I also appreciate Lynn de Araujo and all of the talking and practicing that we did together before the webinar. Lynn says that we need to take our show on the road.