Building capacity with Cochrane webinars: tips and tricks for presenters

Topic category Information and communication technology
Date and Location
Wednesday 3 October 2012 - 13:30 - 15:00
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Erin Ueffing (Contact this person) Canadian Cochrane Centre Canada
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Erin Ueffing Canadian Cochrane Centre Canada
Other contributors
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Luis Gabriel
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Pan American Health Organization, USA
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Cochrane Training Co-ordinator, Australia
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Target audience
Target audience: 
Cochrane webinar presenters, Cochrane entity staff
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Type of workshop
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Abstract text
• To introduce participants to a virtual platform used for Cochrane webinars;
• To build capacity amongst Cochrane contributors to prepare and present successful webinars; and
• To share strategies for engaging webinar participants.

Through support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and The Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Canada and other Cochrane groups have access to a web-conferencing platform for online webinars. These webinars build capacity for systematic reviews internationally, inclusively and at low cost. Participants can attend and interact in real time or can access online recordings ( Webinars provide learning opportunities for a variety of Cochrane stakeholders, including those who cannot attend face-to-face workshops because of geographic or financial limitations. Moreover, they cover topics from heterogeneity to equity, knowledge translation to searching.

This workshop will combine presentations, hands-on work, and group discussion to introduce the platform software. We will share tips for successful webinars. We will explore strategies for engaging webinar participants and enhancing their learning experience.

Please note that computers will not be provided in this workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, and wifi internet access will be available. Those without laptops will be able to watch along with the demonstration.