LearningWeek Live Guest of the Week Focuses on Integrating Technology into Public School Classrooms

June 20, 2001

This weeks guest on LearningWeek Live (LWL), the first interactive weekly webcast featuring stories about the people, technology and business of learning today, is Michael Preston, Program Officer for Technology at New Visions for Public Schools.

New Visiommunity to mobilize resources and develop programs and policies that lead to significant, lasting improvement in the achievement of all children.

LearningWeek Live (LWL) airs every Wednesday at 1:00 pm EDT at LearningWeek.com. Each show features a dialogue on a learning news story, the LearningWeek Stock Index, 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.

The show concludes with the selection of the “LearningWeek Site of the Week”, recognizing achievement in providing access to quality learning in a connected world. The “Site of the Week” announced on the previous episode of LWL was “Sessions.edu” in recognition of their recent accreditation by the Distance Education and Training Council.

“Live human interaction is a basic ingredient for creating effective learning experiences,” said co-host Finkelstein. “We think its important to bring this approach to the discussion of learning issues themselves, live on the Internet.”

The format of the 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.

Among the guests scheduled to appear on upcoming LWL webcasts are: Casey Green of The Campus Computing Project, Juliana Lutzi of FIRE Online Training, Richard Katz of Educause, Denise Easton of UliveandLearn.com, and Bill Evans of Cal-State Chico.

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

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