Peggy George in a Globinar on free PD resources collated in Livebinders

Learning2gether Episode 335

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Jürgen Wagner announced his “globinar” on Mon June 13 as being presented by “two outstanding members of the webheads community”. Learning2gether itself derives from Webheads in Action, so all concerned agreed to conduct the event in parallel with this week’s Learning2gether Episode 335.

The two Webheads in question were Dr. Peggy George, talking about Sources of Free or Low-cost Professional Development on Demand and the designated hostess of the event, Rita Zeinstejer.

Google+ Event page for this event:

YouTube recording:

Links to recordings and show notes are given in this pdf document:

This includes (I cleaned these links up from the pdf above)

Full link:

Globinar schedule of events: 



When you register for and attend Jürgen’s Globinars you get a nice …


Earlier this week

Sun June 5 1400 UTC Learning2gether 334 in Hangout on Air with Jeff Lebow

Mon June 6 2000 EDT VSTE hosts Bented on their Minecraft server

Tonight’s meeting is canceled due to the death of a dear friend of VSTE. Here is the notice Loren posted in Second Life. Feel free to join us.


With sorrow and regret we have learned that pioneering virtual educator Cyrus Hush has passed away unexpectedly.

On behalf of the VSTE family and all educators, I express my great sympathy. He was a valued member of our community, admired and enjoyed for his humor and intelligence.

This evening’s VSTE event in Minecraft is cancelled, and we will gather informally this evening at 8 PM EST in Second Life for those who wish to be together.

Loren ChrononaiaVSTE Chair-Elect , VE PLN Board Liaison

Special Treat June 6 at 8 PM EDT at VSTE Place, our Minecraft Server! “Bented,” one of the kids on East Coast Miners will be our guest and teach us how to make a variety of banners in Minecraft to beautify our builds!

Please come meet Bented and learn this fun skill. You will be inspired.

Once in the VSTE Place server type

/warp we to get to our classroom.

The server is

You must be whitelisted. Email if you need to be whitelisted.

Fri June 10 – webinar with Dr Bart Rienties from the UK Open University

As part of the EU-funded VITAL project on learning analytics and online language learning you are all invited to a free webinar with Dr Bart Rienties from the UK Open University today (10 June) at 11am UK time.

Further information here on the VITAL project website:

Dr Bart Rienties, Reader in Learning Analytics:

The impact of learning design on student behaviour, satisfaction and performance: a cross-institutional comparison across 151 modules”Pedagogically informed designs of learning are increasingly of interest to researchers in blended and online learning, as learning design is shown to have an impact on student behaviour and outcomes. Although learning design is widely studied, often these studies are individual courses or programmes and few empirical studies have connected learning designs of a substantial number of courses with learning behaviour. In this study we linked 151 modules and 111.256 students with students’ behaviour (<400 million minutes of online behaviour), satisfaction and performance at the Open University UK using multiple regression models. Our findings strongly indicate the importance of learning design in predicting and understanding Virtual Learning Environment behaviour and performance of students in blended and online environments. In line with proponents of social learning theories, our primary predictor for academic retention was the time learners spent on communication activities, controlling for various institutional and disciplinary factors. Where possible, appropriate and well designed communication tasks that align with the learning objectives of the course may be a way forward to enhance academic retention.

One thought on “Peggy George in a Globinar on free PD resources collated in Livebinders

  1. Pingback: Discussion of Teacher/Practitioner Research with Mark Wyatt, Anne Burns, and Judith Hanks | Learning2gether

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