August 21, 2008
I must be a really bad student. Webinars, in theory, offer great topics and information and are a nice (free) way to bring experts into the classroom (or office in my case). Offers to participate in webinars are flooding my inbox from organizations like CLO, Campus Technology, eLearning. I get all excited because I LOVE their magazines and read them every month. So why can’t I get into the webinars?! Topics are interesting but I guess my expectations are too high. Or maybe….Someone in our office was talking yesterday about a faculty member who recorded their lecture and tracked who downloaded it each week. He found that 10% of students downloaded consistently. Makes sense when you think about different learning styles, only 10% of people are auditory learners…
So I’m wondering how many of the 599 people attending the webinar I’m listening to now, are writing blog posts, checking their e-mail, or snoozing at their desk? About 90% I’d say.