Wonderpublish presents a curated list of top webinars for learners, i.e. students, teachers and professionals to go about skill enhancement in the times of COVID-19.
Though Webinars are not an entirely new thing, they have acquired an entirely new outlook in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Students find themselves in a new learning environment which is somewhat dictated by self-learning. Teachers are learning new ways to interact with their subjects. These new ways of communication are fast changing the dynamics of learning. And it is the Samudra Manthan of the lockdown times that has brought back the phenomenon of Webinars to the fore again.
Simply, a webinar is a seminar conducted over the web. And here we have curated a list for you and your subjects to learn from the best of the lot.
Creative Thinking Webinars (27 May at 16:00 – 17:00)
Organized by FairGaze, the webinar focuses on de-stressing the students in the times of online classes and a skewed learning environment. Creative Thinking Webinars take place on every Wednesday. The online events aim to make lockdown ‘interesting and yet productive’ for students. The topics range from Calligraphy to Origami to Zumba to Caricature, etc.
Register for the webinar here: https://fairgaze.com/webinars/creative-thinking.html
Unwritten Webinar Series by Pearson (Every Thursday)
In this webinar series, conceptualized by Pearson, authors and experts have context-driven conversations with young college students to explain COVID-19 and its future impact on “our economy, healthcare, and culture.” One can catch up on the previous episodes while tuning into a new episode on every Thursday.
Student Webinars by Siemens (Select From a Wide Range)
Siemens is offering its resources to students to build and raise their skill levels for industry 4.0 with ‘a unique and robust selection of software and free training for students.’ On top of that, these on-demand webinars are free of cost.
Learn more about the free curriculum and tools Siemens has to offer: https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/global/en/topic/student-webinars/58358
From Featured Spotlight to Watch & Learn Events, the students’ section of the IBM has lit-up with activity since the pandemic has set in. With functionalities like, ‘Explore by topic’ and Learning References, IBM is also providing resources for teachers.
Head to the page and get started: https://www.ibm.com/skills/students/
Digital Learning And Leadership
Organized by Common Sense Education, Digital Learning & Leadership is a professional learning community. A digital place where one can share, unlearn-learn-relearn and exchange ideas to enhance their skills with technology. Aimed at educators, the community members get to participate in monthly educational Webinars. The free forum stresses upon ‘meaningful integration of digital learning practices and digital citizenship’.
To know more about the community and edWebinars visit: https://www.edweb.net/commonsense
ASCD Webinars (26 May at 15:00)
As the landing page on ASCD website describes, ASCD’s free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a screen near you. ASCD webinars spread across relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology, and instructional strategies. To provide on-demand access, ASCD archives every webinar.
Register here for the upcoming free webinar on 26th May, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education.
ACM India Industry Webinar Series
Held on the first Saturday of ‘every other month’; Every ACM India Industry Webinar is hosted by a technology industry pioneer from Indian industry on a topic of ‘significance to the computing industry’. The webinars are open to all students, faculty, and professionals as mentioned on the ACM website.
The latest webinar on AI for India and Beyond will take place on 23 May 2020. Register here for the same.