Wednesday, April 13, 2005

eLearning and collaboration forum, starts April 18

Since you have found my blog, I think you may be
interested in learning more about on-line learning and collaboration.

On April 18 to April 22 Tech Soup will be hosting a free forum. The
announcement below gives full details. I hope you'll log in and that
you'll spread the word so others also join in.

Dan Bassill
Tutor/Mentor Connection

Announcing's latest International online event on Online
Learning and Collaboration.
Join us the week of April 18-22, 2005 in TechSoup's Community at

What are the issues and challenges involved in using online learning?
What does it mean to collaborate and learn online? How can you and
your organization use online learning and collaboration to achieve your
organizational mission? This week-long event will answer those
questions and demystify online collaboration tools. Join us as we
discuss collaborative approaches for online learning communities,
conferences, as well as classes and workshops. We will introduce you
to the free tools available on the Web for online collaboration. We will
also examine (and demonstrate) software and platforms in addition to
best practice examples from the Tutor/Mentor Connection and
Knowplace. The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), based in Chicago ,
uses the Internet as a resource library and meeting place for people
interested in helping inner city youth. Knowplace is a customized
International learning community that helps organizations
and individuals move into the online world quickly and efficiently.

Drop in on the event and share your own examples, ideas and
questions and test these new, free technologies that will help your
organization with its educational goals.

Topics include
* An overview of ideas and practices integral to online learning and
* Best-practice examples of learning community meetings and
* A live demo of a synchronous session .
* Free or inexpensive tools for teaching, training , and building an
online learning community.
* The steps it takes to go from in-person to online learning.

This event will be hosted at
and moderated by Janet Salmons, Vision2Lead, Inc.
(; Dan Bassill, Tutor/Mentor Connection
(http// ); and Carole Cotton and
Frances Long, Knowplace (http//

See you the week of April 18 at

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