LearningWeek Conducts Special Live Webcasts Featuring Distance Learning Educators, Trainers and Industry Experts

August 8, 2001

LearningWeek Live, the first interactive weekly webcast featuring stories about the people, technology and business of learning today, will webcast live from Madison, WI, at special times on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, August 8th and 9th.

The live webcasts from Madison will include interviews with experts and thought leaders in the fields of distance learning and training, including faculty members, trainers, providers of learning technologies, and other professionals from a wide spectrum of learning institutions and organizations.

LearningWeek will be on location at the 17th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, which is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The internationally recognized conference this year focusing on effective management and emerging technologies provides a forum for the exchange of information on distance education and training. It addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers and designers from throughout the world who are involved in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration and management of distance education programs.

LearningWeek will be conducting a series of live interviews with conference speakers and attendees on Wednesday and Thursday, August 8th and 9th. Attendees of the webcast participate via a standard web browser and may interact in real-time with program guests and other attendees.

Registration for LearningWeek Live is offered free of charge at LearningWeek.com.

Each episode of LearningWeek Live (LWL), which can be experienced at its regularly time each Wednesday at 1:00 pm EDT at LearningWeek.com, features a dialogue on a learning news story, a LearningWeek business report, a Site of the Week, and a special guest interview.

Guests and show topics are drawn from the worlds of primary, secondary, and higher education, corporate training, publishing, web-based instruction – anywhere concerted teaching and learning efforts are taking place.

LWL is co-hosted by Jonathan Finkelstein and John Walber, recognized experts in the learning and technology fields.

s important to bring this approach to the discussion of learning issues themselves, live on the Internet.”

The format of the regularly scheduled live video-based webcast, which runs 30 minutes, allows participants to offer their perspectives, ask questions of the featured guest, and recommend topics for future shows.

Previous LearningWeek guests have included: Richard Katz of EDUCAUSE, Denis Gilhooly of the UN Development Programme, Bill Evans of Cal-State Chico, Michael Preston of New Visions for Public Schools, Denise Easton of ULiveandLearn.com, Deb Bennett of TAFE South Australia, and Donavan Vicha of the American Library Association.

Upcoming live episodes of LearningWeek will include visits by Matthew Pittinsky of Blackboard, Inc., Juliana Lutzi of FIRE Online Training, Casey Green of the Campus Computing Project, Kristin Hirst of About.com and Ann Kirschner of Fathom, among others.

s special Wednesday and Thursday webcasts and subsequent episodes can be found on the LearningWeek.com website.

Sponsorship of the weekly show is provided by HorizonLive.com, Inc., Distance-Educator.com, and The Employment Channel. Registration for events is free of charge at LearningWeek.com.

For additional information, visit LearningWeek.com or email learningweek@learningweek.com.