RE: [learningfromeachother] FW: Webinar dates for speakers
- Hello, Pamela, Andrius and all the others:It was really a nice experience for me to know more about what you are doing. As I said it briefly yesterday, I have known Asif for well over a year now and have even collaborated on some other issues about Ghana and some parts of Africa, but getting to know whay you are doing right now is really interested. As much as it is practically feasible, I would like to get involved. So far I have been receiving and reading the mails from Andrius, Pamela and Asif.Thank you also for assigning me to two groups already. I am looking forward to further collaborations with the members in these groups. I took some time to visit the site of the University of Education, Winneba yesterday. I was excited about the developments there.Let me suggest that you change my current email address with you to nationalafrica@... for my National Africa Foundation program since that reflects on what you are involved with. Please, send subsequent emails to that address. Thanks once again for your emails.Prince
We have just evolved today to a different and "better" kind of sharing of
knowledge, experiences and resources/connectio ns. I liked the format very
much and found Andrius very nurturing of everyone's needs. I could look at
the text box and try to get people noticed while Andrius focuses on the
speakers and those on his bridge. I think Andrius would be better suited
since he knows more of the people and their interests and expertise - I am
just being introduced to all of you - although I am getting to know you all
quickly - but not to the depth that Andrius does. Besides Andrius focuses
well on the human side needs which I think is vital. So, we should invite
Andrius to become our moderator for the Webinars. Maybe he can do the next
one with Samwel? - June 7th....unless, Samwel feels more comfortable doing a
This what you suggest is just like a Web Quest done in a PBL Model.....which
you know I am biased towards (have a preference for).
From: learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com
[mailto:learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Pamela McLean
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:55 PM
To: learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [learningfromeachot her] FW: Webinar dates for speakers
I would like to explore the idea of putting some of those dates aside
not for an individual speaker - but as an opportunity for people with a
shared interest to gather together around a topic, or question. i.e. not
a top-down "lecture style" webinar but, more a sharing of interests,
knowledge and experiences around the topic/question.
The leader of the session would not be a "speaker" - but would be more
of a of "chairperson/ facilitator" - guiding the participants through
their shared exploration of the topic - so they can learn from each
I don't have the right word for the leader's role yet. Maybe it's
"moderator" - except it's a moderating role with regard to the human
interactions and dynamics of the session. As I say that, I realize,
Asif, that the role is a kind of development of the role you already
play at some points during a standard webinar presentation (in fact you
might like to lead some sessions like this yourself).
The leader for a given topic would be someone with various skills and
knowledge. I will try to explain what is needed, using the "ICT
checklist" - i.e. Information , Communication, Technology:
Information - the leader should be knowledgeable about the topic
Communication - the leader should be able to help the people who have
gathered to communicate effectively - These are "people with a purpose"
- gathering to explore the given topic. The leader needs excellent
"people-skills" to get the dynamics of the group working well. It is
hard enough in a F2F session. With e-meetings it is a greater challenge.
It can help if the leader already knows some of the participants and
their interests. But the leader must also get to know the newcomers and
make everyone feel equally included.
Technology - the leader needs to be confident and capable using the
technology so that using it comes naturally.
Personally I would like the same person to run a series of these
sessions where people share what they know and explore questions
together. I think if we have the same leader then we
will become more familiar with the "shape" of this kind of e-meeting.
The more confident and competent we are about how to behave and
communicate in these session the more we will learn from each other.
This is not just about knowing how to press the right buttons and make
our mics work, it is more subtle than that.
With many F2F meetings, everyone knows what to expect and how to behave
at different times:
- there is a time for informal meeting and greeting
- then things get more structured
- most people understand what the meeting structure will be
- for some kinds of meeting there is an agenda....
We are still discovering "how" to meet for a topic driven Webinar-
learning what is "comfortable" and inclusive and effective, what "shape"
a meeting of this kind should take. By having the same leader each time
this "shape" may emerge more quickly and effectively.
As well as Asif I would suggest Andrius as a leader. This is because, in
my imagination, this kind of Webinar is the real- time version of what
Andrius does through his groups. He knows us all. He cares about our
interests and who we are. He nurtures us and builds us up, he sees where
interests overlap, he listens, he thinks clearly. he extends our
thinking, he lets things run freely then pulls things together .....
The leader will not need to prepare a full presentation. The "whiteboard
space" will be used by participants too. As participants become more
familiar with "how things work" we will increasingly come prepared with
whatever photos, diagrams, urls, etc we might want to share with others
during the discussions.
Could we book some slots for these Asif? Personally I would like to see
them happening really regularly, like a club has regular meetings, so
that people gradually get used to checking if the next meeting is of
interest to them and putting time aside to attend.
asif.daya@trainersp od.com wrote:
> Hi Everyone:
> Here are some dates that are taken - so you can mark your calendars
> for those Webinars - and dates that are available, if you would like
> to speak at a Webinar:
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Also note, I may be able to add more dates if feasible – I will let you know.
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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:09 PM
Subject: [learningfromeachother] FW: Webinar dates for speakers
Here are some dates that are taken – so you can mark your calendars for those Webinars – and dates that are available, if you would like to speak at a Webinar:
The dates that are taken for sure are:
May 3rd [AD] – Richard Heller and John Dada (on Healthcare)
May 24th [AD] Imran Mirza (Canadian Gov – on Security)
[AD] June 7th Andrius/Samwel?
[AD] June 28th Karim Kassam (e-medicine)
Sept 20t [AD] Janet Salmons (Communication)
Oct 11th [AD] [AD] Janet Salmons (Communication)
Dates that are available -
JULY 19th [AD] available
AUG 9th[AD] available - Aug 30th ([AD] 30th is NOT yet confirmed)
NOV 1st - [AD] 22nd available
DEC 13th [AD] available
So, please let me know the dates you are interested in. And please mark your calendars for the ones that are confirmed – they are very interesting topics.
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- Ihve got much corcen also for TOM's idaer about the
some time we tend to ignore our friend who are deaf
but if TOM comes up with deaf people programme then
that one sounds nice
TOM can you check
probably you can find out how you can also do out your programme
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