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By Tom Schultz | Friday, September 14, 2012

lynda.com to host a webinar on personalized education

This week, lynda.com presents a free webinar for members and educators as well as corporate and government trainers. In Personalized Education: A Roadmap to On-Your-Own Learning, see how lynda.com teaches learners to evaluate where they are now, where they want to go, and the tools they need to get there.

Rising tuition costs, a volatile job market, ever-changing technology…

Today’s learners face real challenges. They want a student-centered education that gives them skills, helps them solve problems, and lets them benefit personally.

They want

  • • customized, self-directed learning that reflects their interests
  • • dynamic, adaptable instruction for just-in-time answers
  • • anytime, anywhere access via desktop, laptop, or mobile device
  • • education that’s relevant, affordable, and fun

Webinar details:

When: Friday, September 21, 2012 Cost: FREE

Choose your time:

10 to 11 a.m. ET

7 to 8 a.m. PT

Register for time-slot one

2 to 3 p.m. ET

11 a.m. to noon PT

Register for time-slot two

By Starshine Roshell | Monday, August 13, 2012

lynda.com to host a free webinar on online learning

This week, lynda.com presents a free webinar for educators as well as corporate and government trainers. In Online learning: How video changes and enhances the way we learn, discover how a great online video addresses the “why” of each lesson, presents the big picture of the subject matter, and supports the big-picture idea with granular details and steps.

In the last three decades, education has moved beyond the four walls of the classroom to the infinite possibilities of the Internet. Training resources using rich media are everywhere: YouTube, Vimeo, Open Education Resources, lecture capture inside learning management systems, and third-party rich media libraries.

Educator and digital media expert Laurie Burruss leads our free webinar, explaining how these factors affect our learning:

• transcripts and closed-captioning

• playback controls

• anywhere/anytime access

• personalization and customization

• repetition and failure in a private setting

Webinar details:

When: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cost: FREE

Choose your time:

7 to 8 a.m. PDT

10 to 11 a.m. EDT

Register for time-slot one

11 a.m. to noon PDT

2 to 3 p.m. EDT

Register for time-slot two

By Chelsea Adams | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Registration for lynda.com webinar, Stop training. Start learning, now open (again!)

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On Thursday, July 19, 2012 at at 11:00am PDT, lynda.com will be hosting a free webinar that challenges the status quo of standardized training, and discusses the benefits of individualized online learning. Led by lynda.com director of learning and development, Jon Robertson, the webinar aims to show organization leaders how to help inspire their teammates to genuinely want to learn.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  •     • An examination of the reasons many online learning implementations fail
  •     • An analysis of how technology is changing the way we learn, and
  •     • Discussion of how people learn, and why it’s important that your team stops training, and starts learning

If you’re interested in adapting an online learning program for your organization but feel that you could benefit from a greater understanding of how to approach education, please join us on July 19th to learn more about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to you, and the professional world.

Register for the webinar

By Lynda Weinman | Monday, March 28, 2011

Free Live with Lynda webinar starts Wednesday: Authentic Learning with Michael Wesch

In a collaborative partnership, lynda.com and New Media Consortium (NMC) are initiating a series of monthly webinars called Live with Lynda targeted at higher education to inspire thought leadership, support best practices in education, and to share strategies for online learning. Every other month I will interview a thought leader who inspires us all in education. On alternate months, Laurie Burruss, Senior Director of Education at lynda.com, will feature best practices and strategies for online learning in higher education presented by either educators in the nmc.org community or by lynda.com authors.

Michael Wesch

Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University, joins Lynda on Wednesday for a webinar interview.

On March 30 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., I am excited to interview one of my heros in education, Michael Wesch, Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the impact of new media on society and culture. His videos on technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over ten languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide.

The topic of the interview is Authentic Learning, and here is the short description:

Join the interview and discussion related to how teaching practices are shifting from the sage on stage to group problem solving and student collaboration. Lynda interviews Michael Wesch about his personal journey as a teacher, the challenges he faced as he changed his approach, the successes and barriers to making the change, and watch as he and a few of his students showcase some of their current projects.

Learn more about Michael and his work at Kansas State University on its site. See his student collaborative work on his YouTube channel.

Live with Lynda webinar: Authentic Learning with Michael Wesch Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT

Our sincere apologies for the incorrect webinar link posted earlier. For those of you who were not able to join us, the archive is now available at http://nmc.adobeconnect.com/p21022812/

By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Free NMC webinar on Wednesday with Lynda Weinman: Love to Learn

Love to Learn - webinar with Lynda Weinman

On Wednesday, November 10 at 12pm PST/3pm EST, Lynda will be sharing her thoughts and ideas about the co-founding of lynda.com, her life, and her passion to share the love of learning. This webinar, hosted by the New Media Consortium (NMC) will be a special opportunity to hear from Lynda and her view on how our company has made a difference in so many people’s lives.

The webinar will take place in the NMC Adobe Connect Seminar room, and is free and open to anyone interested in participating. Additional information, including about how to configure Connect, can be found at the NMC web site.

We look forward to having you join us!

By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Free Adobe Open Source Media Framework webinar this week

Adobe is presenting a free webinar to introduce its Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) 1.0 this week, on Wednesday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. PST. The webinar will be led by Flash expert and Adobe Community Professional Lisa Larson-Kelley, and will cover what OSMF is and what can be done with it. OSMF is a free, open source ActionScript-based media player and playback tool designed to help simplify the process of building media-rich applications for developers and content providers.

For more information on OSMF, go to the official OSMF site. The Adobe Developer Connection site has information on OSMF background and goals, key benefits, and more. Register for the free webinar at Adobe.

By Megan O. Read | Monday, March 15, 2010

lynda.com author events all week

For those of you in the Washington DC area today, lynda.com author Robbie Carman will be speaking at the Washington DC Final Cut User Group meeting at 6:30 pm. The Final Cut Pro and Color expert will be talking about his recent book Video on a Mac, and demonstrate Color Grading techniques. Details available on the DCFCPUG site.

This Wednesday, lynda.com author and Google expert, Susan Cline is offering afree one-hour webinar on Google Forms on behalf of the Google apps solutions company Dito. Topics will include creating new forms, designing form questions, analyzing responses with Google Spreadsheets and more. Register today.

In honor of St. Patrick’s day, lynda.com author Jeff Foster has released a sneak peak video promo of his book,The Green Screen Handbook. Green indeed! Check out his trailer.

Join author Mordy Golding weekly for his new Adobe Illustrator webinar series, Fridays with Mordy. Each week Mordy will pick a different topic based on the user feedback he receives through his Twitter account. At 2 pm Eastern, each Friday, you can sit in and watch Mordy demo various Illustrator topics, and answer questions in a live webinar. For more information, and to check out his new weekly seminar, check out his blog.

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