Your company may want to license a webinar platform and create a regular webinar series. Or you may wish to work through an organization such as edWeb.net, which provides the platform and help in marketing the webinars.
If your budget doesn't allow for either of those options, let's talk about other creative ways to get webinars about your company and product. Multiple different webinar series need great presentations every month, and those webinars are typically archived and available for a year or more afteward.
We can help you strategize where you should be visible and how your company might offer something for these sites.
Webinars also may be presented to graduate classes, such as teacher ed classes in ed tech, ESL, science, etc. depending on the product. During summer school sessions, you could have several webinars a week that can quickly impact multiple possible users of your product.
Let's talk about your goals, your product, and how to maximize the value of your budget using webinars.
#1 in a series for Buffalo Public Schools on grant writing, this 15-minute segment gives an overview of all eight sessions in the series. The content here is customized to Buffalo issues, funders, etc. (Rita customizes each workshop or presentation for the local audience.)
Ferdi Serim interviews Dr. Rita Oates on Global Collaboration for a teacher training project. She provides examples from epals.com for this professional development project.
Rita keynoted the Eduteka conference in Cali, Columbia by Webex on May 31, 2013. She had recorded the presentation in advance, but they were unable to play it. There was a horrible storm in Miami that day, so her internet connection was flaky. So she did the presentation live, and someone in the audience made a video and posted it on YouTube. The introduction is by Claudia Piedrahita de Uribe, the director of Eduteka, who wanted to encourage more use of collaborative learning, project-based learning, and use of ePals.
Last part of the presentation, with questions following.
Webinars need to be part of your communication and business strategy. They can introduce your company and products, help educators get ideas about how to use your products, and provide training to help your new users become power users who want to renew their contract with your company.
Dr. Oates can present the webinar, be the host, or work with users to help them become powerful presenters. She has more than five years of experience in webinar strategy and execution. Three of her webinars were among the top 10 for the year for edWeb.net in 2013, the most for any single host or group.
Online Communities of Practice (OCoP) are getting lots of attention from the U.S. Dept. of Education. You will have the opportunity for great exposure by hosting free webinars about your company, products and services.
Let us help you plan how to maximize the value by offering value-add webinars, overview or getting started webinars, and even brief (30-min. or less) webinars to help fill the calendar with quality content for your audience.
Rita was invited by CDW-G to give several webinars for the GetEdFundingcommunity through edWeb.net in 2014-15. You can get the slides and see the archived webinars and related documents from these links:
Globalize Learning with Local Opportunities and Technology Tools
Rita Oates, Nov. 2011
Learn how to bring in teachers, students and families to help all learners become successful through globalized learning activities and strategies....right at home.
Creating the Global Collaborative Classroom at Large Scale
by Rita Oates, Nov. 2010
This session will focus on the strategies by which a district level leader can work to try to infuse global education activities into the majority of classrooms in a district.
During Connected Educator Month 2013, Rita presented webinars for FAME, in Library 2.013, and hosted several webinars under the umbrella of work done by CoSN and others.
Sample of Archived Webinars (Where Rita coached the presenters)
Globally Connected Classrooms: Two Case Studies in Literacy & Culture
by Nancy Charron & Adina Popa, Nov. 8, 2012
Learn about strategies that bring the real world into student learning, emphasize literacy skills, and get tips for globalizing education in all subject areas.
(Rita coached these presenters, worked over their PPT slides, and worked the chat window during the webinar.)
This webinar was one in a series that Rita coordinated for edWeb.net and ePals in the community called Digital Media for Social Learning. ePals no longer sponsors this, but past webinars are archived there. Three of the webinars were rated in the top 10 of all edWeb webinars in 2013.
Technology-Infused Creative Writing Program:
Six NETS-S Standards within Six Classroom Projects
By Elizabeth Simmons, Nov 2010
Explore how ISTE NETS-S standards, collaboration, and creative writing in project-centered elementary classrooms increase student production and global awareness.
(Rita coached this presenter, worked over her PPT slides, and helped her submit the session, which was chosen as a keynote presentation at this international virutal conference.)
Contact us with your questions or comments. Let us help you design a webinar series to meet your goals within your budget.