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A moving target
The world of real-time online learning and collaboration is moving at light speed as new tools are developed and more people bring their own unique sets of skills and creativity live online. In addition to the site you are on (of course) the following are some recommended resources to stay current when it comes to bringing the magic of human interaction online.

This is the flagship community of the LearningTimes Network. It has many thousands of members, frequent live online events, lots of searchable recorded webcasts, and opportunities to try real-time and other interactive tools with like-minded colleagues. LEARN MORE

The LearningTimes Network.
The LearningTimes Network is the hub for many of approximately 90 online learning communities that connect people - often live online - from across the planet. All communities include RSS feeds to stay up to date in real-time. VISIT


Certified Synchronous Training Professional (CSTP).
A well-respected, fast-paced, engaging online program that yields a professional certificate upon completion, the CSTP program is designed and led by the author of Learning in Real Time, and other leading e-learning leaders. VISIT

Training Live & Online.
Completely live online certificate programs on Second Life design, e-learning design, podcast production, project management, using Flash for e-Learning, training management among numerous other topic. Most workshops are six weeks in duration and feature one synchronous session per week. Brought to you by Training Magazine Events and LearningTimes. VISIT


Illinois Online Conference (IOC).
An annual and highly-regarded three-day flurry of live presentations, online discussions and networking that connects education professionals from all sectors from all parts of the planet. Takes place in February each year and includes about one hundred presenters and hundreds of participants. VISIT

TCC Worldwide Online Conference.
The grandparent of all online conferences, the Teaching, Community and Connections (TCC) event has been bringing educators together online for twelve years. Takes place over three days each April and includes scores of presenters leading live online sessions. VISIT

ACRL Online Conferences.
The Association of College and Research Librarians is the American Library Association's largest division. They conduct regular live e-learning programs throughout the year as well as multi-day online conferences. VISIT

New Media Consortium (NMC) Online Conference Series.
Amazing two-day online events on specific new media topics, such as personal broadcasting and podcasting, visual literacy, and educational gaming. Anchored by four to six live online gatherings and panel sessions each day, this series models great live online interaction for professional development and networking. VISIT

Jossey-Bass Conference on Online Teaching and Learning.
Based on the popular series of Jossey-Bass guidebooks on online teaching and learning, the OTL Conference Online brings all of the books' authors (including Jonathan Finkelstein) — as well as a community of hundreds of professionals worldwide — right to your desktop for interactive online sessions, discussions, hands-on learning, strategy swapping, and networking. VISIT


The LOLAs.
An annual award competition recognizing the best in synchronous design, program development and facilitation, the Live Online Awards (LOLAs) are a great resource to see a cross-section of achievement in the real-time realm. VISIT


Real Time Minute.
Short online audio and video episodes featuring reflections and tips on real-time collaboration and learning. Subscribe using the box above so you don't miss a minute. VISIT

Online Facilitation Listserv
An e-mail listserv for exploring issues surrounding online facilitation in general. VISIT

This long-running listserv (and its archives) addresses issues related to distance education in all forms. VISIT

Are a museum educator? This listserv - together with a live online virtual office inside the member office suite - provides access to other like-minded colleagues. VISIT

OL Daily.
A daily (and real-time via RSS) digest of news about online learning with opinionated commentary by Stephen Downes. VISIT


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