Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

What is a Webinar?

From our friends a Lighthouse comes this information explaining webinars and how they are using webinars for continuing education:

What is a Webinar?

As more and more organizations begin using webinars as quick, convenient ways to provide CE credits, it's important that we all stay familiar with the most recent trends in Continuing Education.

A "webinar" is a presentation, seminar, or lecture you attend on your computer. Typically, a person logs on to a website, where they view slides, presentations, etc. that are controlled by the presenter. Participants listen to the audio via a conference call, or through the website itself. Subjects, length, and times vary, but a key component of a webinar is that it is interactive. Users can ask questions of the presenter either over the phone or through their computers, depending on what organization is hosting the session. According to a recent Lighthouse student, "Don't be intimidated by the webinar format; it is really easy to do."

Another key point about webinars is that while they are live presentations, if you happen to miss it, it can still be made available. Most organizations archive their webinars so you can access them at your convenience, whether that be the next day, week or months after the presentation is given.

Online learning tools, such as webinars, will most likely become more and more prevalent. Lighthouse International has already launched a suite of webinars on subjects ranging from The Child Friendly Low Vision Exam to High Tech for the 21st Century.


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