During the coming academic year, NERCOMP will be offering a series of virtual workshops.
What’s a Virtual Workshop?
The NERCOMP virtual workshop transfers the user-generated content format that has been so successful for the in-person events to an online format where participants interact with topic experts from within their ranks. Virtual workshops will range from 1-3 hours in length and utilize Adobe Connect to present a topic in real time for consumption by an online audience. The audience will be able to participate and ask questions. Longer virtual workshops will occur less frequently and be slated as “deep dive” or technical topics. Virtual workshops are NOT streamed sessions of existing face to face sessions.
What will the fee be?
The fee for a virtual workshop will be minimal with the goal simply to cover cost of call charges and set up. Fee will be per connection to the session and not per attendee. NERCOMP encourages institutions to gather in small groups and project the presentation allowing in-person interaction within your group along with the online interaction with other institutions.
Who can present a virtual workshop?
Just like the regular SIG program, any member can submit a topic for a virtual workshop.
What is involved?
Planning a virtual workshop involves coordinating a presenter or speakers for a topic about 1 hour in duration. The coordinator also works with NERCOMP’s technician to handle the technical setup for the speaker.
How will I hear about them?
Virtual workshops will be announced the same way regular SIGs are announced from NERCOMP. Also check the NERCOMP site for a listing of scheduled virtual workshops and dates.
NERCOMP Constituent and User Groups are informal organizations of individual NERCOMP members who share a common interest and meet occasionally to network and exchange experiences, information, and ideas. A named group leader coordinates with the NERCOMP board in planning activities; ideally, a NERCOMP board member is a member of each group. Constituent Groups are organized around a common interest, issue, or field of inquiry.