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Wimba and Team Presentations in Online Classrooms

It’s not too late to register for this valuable faculty development session.

Would you like to know more about teaching online synchronous sessions?   Or how to engage students in online group presentations?  Ginny Miori will cover the use of Wimba and the capabilities instructors have to engage students in positive online learning experiences.  These sessions are not only about sharing information, but about drawing students into the program, giving them a sense of belonging to the class despite the distance.  We will discuss techniques to generate this involvement.

The session will also include a short Q&A session on the copyright resources available to SJU faculty, hosted by  Mary Ann Strecker-McMenamin (ERDLC), and Anne Krakow (Drexel Library) .  Take this opportunity to have your questions answered during the forum.  Email questions to prior to March 1st.  Both Mary Ann and Anne can address specific or general questions on copyright, ejournals, and e-reserves. A list of questions and answers will be made available for future reference after the session. As many know, Mary Ann shared a concise and informative tutorial on copyright at the December Camtasia training.  If you missed that session, or wish to view the video again, check out:

Session Details
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time:  11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: MV 310
Ginny Miori has requested that each participant bring
•    A laptop
•    Ethernet cable
Loaner laptops (and cables) are available.  Please email if you need a loaner unit for this session.
Lunch will be available.  Please RSVP to Jeannine Shantz ( so we can plan accordingly