This month’s Fielding Graduate University's Rocky Mountain Virtual Retreat is all about communicating academically
Fielding faculty, alumni, and students who coach writers will present 18 seminars that will help you communicate your scholarly ideas effectively through academic papers, presentations, and other digital platforms. Attend as many of the two-hour sessions as you would like on WebEx via your computer using a headset (free) or phone (toll call). Discussion forums for each session are set up on FELIX. Presenters will post handouts there prior to the event. All workshops will be recorded and posted on FELIX following the event. View full schedule here.
How to sign up…
If you are already logged into FELIX, this link will take you to the Rocky Mountain Virtual Learning and Writing Retreat September 29 and 30, 2012 folder. If that doesn’t work, go to the FELIX Summit, click on School of ELC and then EdD Home. Once there, look for the link to EdD Community. Click on it and you will find the folder called Rocky Mountain Virtual Learning and Writing Retreat September 29 and 30, 2012. There you will find folders for each time slot and within those are folders for the individual sessions. Choose a seminar and look for the “Sign Up to Attend” discussion thread. Click “Reply” and add yourself to the list of attendees.
How to attend…
A few minutes before your seminar begins, go to http://fielding.webex.com/ and select the seminar you signed up to attend. Note: if this is your first time using WebEx, allow at least five minutes to download the software. The set up is automatic on your computer.
What do I need?
WebEx allows meeting participants to connect to the presentation audio for free using a computer headset.* The other option for audio is to call in via telephone. Note: the second option is not free and, unless you have unlimited long distance, you will see a toll charge for the call on your phone bill. *Headsets are small, but good investment for Fielding students to use with both WebEx and Skype. Prices vary. Search Amazon.com for “computer headsets and microphones” to find one that works with your computer.
Why isn’t there a toll-free number to call?
In order to record both the audio and visual portions of each presentation, we have to use the audio services WebEx provides.* These services enable participants to ask questions and engage in dialogue that will be valuable at the time of the presentation and later when the recordings are archived in FELIX.
For more information about the event contact Dr. Jenny Edwards, Rocky Mountain Cluster faculty leader Rocky Mountain Cluster student co-leads, Nova Martinez (ELC) and Kerry Mitchell (HOD) for more information.