Virtual School Meanderings

January 13, 2010

Wimba News January 2010

This showed up in my inbox yesterday.  Note the North Carolina item in the first block…

Enhance Learning | Improve outcomes | Increase student retention
Modern Marvels – Top-Ten Unique and Innovative Uses of Wimba Collaboration

Our second annual list of Modern Marvels highlights the versatility and innovation found within the Wimba community and showcases how collaboration powerfully engages communities, facilitates effective instruction, fosters online meetings and offers time and money-saving efficiencies.

  1. Michelle Obama Goes Green with Wimba
  2. Virtual Veterinarians
  3. Serious Fun – Robofest 2009
  4. H1N1 Real-time Updates and Painless Vaccinations
  5. Online Music Instruction – More than Tickling the “Ivories”
  6. Celebrating French Holidays… In North Carolina
  7. Rolling out the Virtual Welcome Mat – Online Student Orientation
  8. “Earn While You Learn” – Full-time Employee, Part-time Student
  9. A Statewide Dialogue on Spending Stimulus Funding
  10. Expanding Educational Access, Improving Global Healthcare

Read more!

Contingency Planning – Winter Storm Watch

Severe winter weather is closing schools and universities throughout the world. As fun as “snow days” can be in theory, the financial and operational impact is significant and another reminder that contingency planning is critical for all learning communities.

How are you handling the cold?

If your physical campus is closed will instruction end? Will access to colleagues, students, or academic services be unavailable?

Read more about how the Wimba Collaboration Suite is a proven solution for business continuity under all sorts of circumstances – from fire, floods, hurricanes, H1N1, or lots of snow!

Wimba Connect 2010 – The Magic Begins in Ten Weeks!

Come learn, network, share, and have fun at Wimba Connect 2010: The Magic of Collaboration!

The agenda has been published (47 presentations!), the venue is spectacular (sunshine in March anyone?), and you can bring your friends and family (Spring Break never looked better!)

Register Today!

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Wimba is Foundation for 10 Fully Online Degree &
10 Online Certificate Programs at Boston University

Boston University (BU) is the fourth largest private university in the United States, yet prior to 2000 it had no online courses.

Upon quickly developing a full breadth of asynchronous online course offerings BU began offering some of its courses live online via Wimba Classroom in 2002 to add a livelier element to its online courses.

Today, BU offers 10 fully online degree programs and 10 online certificates in a variety of disciplines ranging from criminal justice and computer science, to health communication, music education, and occupational therapy. Read entire customer spotlight.

. Final Call for Wimba Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration Nominations!

The Wimba Hall of Fame for Excellence in Collaboration celebrates educators around the world who have shown exemplary innovation and creativity in their use of the Wimba Collaboration Suite.

Nominations can be self-or peer-submitted via this easy online submission form until January 15, 2010.

The inaugural Class of 2010 will be inducted at a live awards ceremony at Wimba Connect 2010.

Submit a Nomination Today!

Distinguished Lecture Series
Free and online for your convenience – recorded for those who can’t attend the live event

Date Time Event
Jan 26 1pm EST Lecture Capture with Wimba
Jan 28 1pm EST Approaches to Organizing and Offering Blended Courses
Feb 2 1pm EST Increase Attendance by Holding Engaging Office Hours with Wimba
. Industry events
Meet Wimba in person

Dates Event City State
Jan 13 EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Baltimore MD
Feb 1 Ohio eTech Columbus OH
Mar 3 CFTTC Biloxi MS
Wimba World Headquarters
10 E. 40th St.
Floor 11
New York, NY 10016

We apologize if this email reached you in error. To unsubscribe please use the link below.

Kind regards,
Shawn Donohue

Copyright (c) 2009 by Wimba, Inc. Wimba, the Wimba logo, Wimba Collaboration Suite, Wimba Classroom, Wimba Pronto, Wimba Voice and Wimba Create are trademarks of Wimba, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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