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Wimba Classroom Daniel Christian August 28, 2009
What is Wimba Classroom? Web-based collaboration tool Videoconferencing Audio-conferencing Interactive whiteboard Chat Application sharing Students/colleagues do not have to have the software that you are working with (or vice versa)
What can I do with Wimba Classroom? (cont’d) Host – or be a – virtual guest lecturer Synchronously (at the same time your class meets) Asynchronously (at different times than your class meets) Host virtual committee/group meetings (400-500 people can attend simultaneously) Produce recorded lectures, explanations, clarifications on assignments, etc.
What can I do with Wimba Classroom? (cont’d) Offer virtual office hours, group study sessions, web- based tutoring Create some WC’s for your students to use to collaborate by themselves Create & participate in professional development opportunities Lower Calvin's environmental footprint Meet with prospective students via the Internet Significantly reduce travel costs
What can I do with Wimba Classroom? (cont’d) Export audio – and very soon – your video as well Students can take these materials with them on an iPod Records video, audio, desktop sharing, PPT slides, etc. Use it personally and/or professionally I set people up with their own Wimba Classroom “courses” Build your global academic & professional networks
Further resources Review the pages at: http://www.calvin.edu/it/academic/tools/wimba/ http://www.calvin.edu/~dsc8/wimba.htm Wimba Tech Support: 866-350-4978 or firstname.lastname@example.org