Monday, September 3, 2012

The KaSaMa Teachers conducted a series of overview webinars on the use of the online community's web user interface and how their members can share and participate in growing the community. The first webinar in the series was held on 15 March 2012. Two more webinars were held on 25 May and 22 June 2012.

The webinar series aims to familiarize the participants with the features and functionality of the online community site; it seeks to orient members - as well as prospective members - on how they can participate in discussions, contribute content such as photos and blogs, join interest groups, and get a slot to special events. Beginning this July, KaSaMa Teachers will offer a series of webinars on K to 12 Science.

Participants to the series include science and mathematics educators from Ateneo de Davao University, St. Louis University in Baguio City, Mariano Marcos State University in Laoag City, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School, and San Jose Del Monte High School in Bulacan. The May 25 webinar was exclusively conducted for some NISMED staff.

The participants appreciate the value of doing webinars at the same time affirm the importance of an online community in their professional development. Some participants have already downloaded materials from the Resources link of the online site; others have discovered items that interest them like photos, blogs, and articles.

The series of webinars was made possible through partnership with Intel; the webinars were conducted on Intel's Adobe Connect Webinar platform.


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