What is a ‘webinar’?
The term ‘webinar’ comes from ‘seminar’ and ‘world wide web’, so refers to an online meeting or seminar where participants can hear a presenter give a talk and see the presenter’s slides (usually Microsoft PowerPoint).
Our webinars usually have a facilitator who introduces the speakers. Sometimes there will be a discussant – someone who is invited to their reaction to what has just been presented. We also try and leave enough time at the end for a question and answer session, where participants can type their questions into the chat box.
Why are some webinars only in English?
We have limited time and funding and bi-lingual webinars require substantially more preparation and staffing.
Are you planning to have webinars in more languages?
Currently, RWSN is striving to be a fully bi-lingual network (English-French) to encourage sharing between practitioners in Anglophone and Francophone countries. Some webinars and documents are also available in Spanish. We would love to include other languages at some point, but the cost and complexity is beyond our means right now.
Do I need to register for each webinar?
Yes. Instructions on how to register will be given in the email announcement sent to the RWSN dgroup community (www.dgroups.org/rwsn) and in other online announcements.
You need to register in advance of the webinar so that you are sent the correct joining instructions – every webinar has its own unique code.
What do I need to join a webinar?
You will need:
- A computer (PC or Apple Mac) or Smart Phone / Tablet
- An Internet connection – preferably fast broadband
- We currently use Cisco Webex, and you will need a browser plug-in, which is installed when you join a meeting or the Webex app for your mobile device
- A computer headset for audio (computer speakers are not recommended, unless you are sharing your computer with more than one person during the webinar)
If the internet connection is slow then you have a telephone next to your computer that you can use at the same time.
Where to find recordings of past webinars
Presentation files can be downloaded from the library on this website: