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Free online workshop, Fun Free Digital Presentation Tools for the Classroom, to be offered in July

by Kelly Walsh on June 26, 2011


Course will be limited to the first 25 participants who enroll (so sign up today if you wish to participate).

I had an overwhelming response to last week’s survey, asking if readers would want to take a free online 4 week course. Based on this feedback I am offering the workshop, “Fun Free Digital Presentation Tools for the Classroom (Vuvox, OneTrueMedia, Jing, and more)”, starting on Tuesday, July 5.

(In addition to almost 100 teachers, there were nearly 100 responses from education professionals in other roles, including administrators, technologists, librarians, instructional designers, and more. Fifty percent of the respondents worked in Higher Education, and the rest were pretty evenly split among Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, and High School.)

How The Course Will Work
Each week we will get hands-on, learning about and using a free online application to create digital presentation materials. Participants will be expected to participate in our online forums, discussing their experiences with the tools, and offering their ideas for how each tool might be used in their professional role. Please note that you will need a webcam for this course (a couple sections will require use of a webcam to capture brief videos).

Assignments will be rolled out one week at a time. The syllabus consists of following a similar assignment format each week to get introduced to using the following tools: Vuvox (Week 1), Jing & Eyejot (Week 2), OneTrueMedia (Week 3), and finally, week 4 will introduce a variety of presentation tools and allow you to select which one to try out and discuss.

I will review the created materials (which I encourage everyone to share with the group when they post their discussion forum comments), and I will review everyone’s comments and respond to many. I will also encourage all participants to read others’ postings and strike up a dialogue.

To sign up for the workshop … please submit your name and email address using the form below (your email address will be treated with complete confidentiality and will not be shared by me with anyone).

[SORRY – THE CLASS FILLED UP AS OF THIS MORNING, SO I HAVE TAKEN THE SIGN UP FORM OFFLINE. Thanks to everyone who enrolled – you’ll be hearing from me shortly with more details. For those who are interested but did not get on board in time, I am considering running the course again in the fall for a small fee, so please check back in September to look for information on that. In the meanwhile, have a great summer!]
If you sign up, in the next few days you will receive instructions on how to register for the workshop on EctoLearning (the course management system I will be using to host the workshop) and access the course materials. The course officially starts on Tuesday, July 5, but the first assignment will be available on July 1 for anyone who wished to get off to early start over the coming weekend.

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
EctoLearning is a Solid Contender for Best Free Online CMS
Vuvox Rocks (what a great tool for creating student reports and teacher presentations)
Creating brief instructional videos (and more) with Jing
Comparing 12 Free Screencasting Tool


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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Mike Roger March 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

Nice post. One question? Which tools you use for conducting online workshops, online presentations etc.? I mean to say do you use WebEx, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, RHUB appliances etc.?

carla August 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

please let me know about upcoming courses I live in Paraguay.

Geri Coats June 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

If you offer this again, I would love to take part! Thank you for everything you share :-)

Chris June 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Interested to hear what you have to say about using digital presentation tools in class. Our interactive presentation tool, LectureTools, is launching later this summer.

Dale Jones June 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I would love to be signed up for this course study.

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