2006-2007 Webinar Series a Hit! Below is an overview of who attended, how they rated the series, and quotes about their use of technology in the classroom.
The webinar series was attended by a wide range of participants. See below for the full breakdown.
Technology and IT Coordinators - 107 (23%)
DOE or SEA staff - 101 (22%)
Consultants or Trainers - 56 (12%)
Administrators - 53 (11%)
District or LEA staff - 52 (11%)
University staff - 29 (6%)
Special education teachers - 24 (5%)
General education teachers - 11 (2%)
Student - 11 (2%)
School psychologists/therapists/counselors - 10 (2%)
Other - 4 (1%)
Parents - 3 (1%)
Professional development staff - 2 (<1%)
Where are participants from?
People from all over the country attended the webinar series. The largest group (33%) came from the South. The Midwest was next with 28% of all participants, followed by the Northeast with 22%. The West accounted for 14%, while the remaining 3% was made up of attendees from foreign countries (primarily Canada).
Top two challenges
The challenges reported by participants are commonly echoed throughout our work with schools and in the research literature. Time and resources in their various monetary and human form cannot be overlooked when implementing technology in education. Time (28% of respondents) was mentioned more than any other challenge, followed by professional development (25%), money (20%), and equipment (19%).
How did they rate the Moving Forward with Solutions webinars?
Participants were unequivocal in their appreciation for the quality and relevance of the webinars. Participants evaluated the following questions on a scale of 1 – 5 with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree".
What are participants saying about the webinars?
“This webinar is the best I've attended online in the last several years. It was easy to access, with high quality content that is research based, and engaging with follow-up resources. Thank you!”
“Thank you so much for providing this and the other webinar events FREE. They have been extremely informative and worthwhile. The assistive tech team members who participated in this venue have really enjoyed it and learned a lot from the presentation. Keep up the good work. We need you.”
“Thank you! I look forward to trying some of the tools and sites you recommended & sharing this info with colleagues. Most of the sites are new to me. Exactly what I had hoped for.”
“Great job! Really nice to have someone walk us through the amazing collection of resources in just one short hour. CITEd has been busy! Thanks so much.”
“Great webinar! [The presenter] did a great job of clearly presenting a complicated subject. The slides were helpful and the format was convenient.”