Monday, July 7, 2014

E-learning: In the 21st Century, Class Is Always In Session

The Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region are pleased to sponsor the presentation “E-learning: In the 21st Century, Class Is Always In Session” with Tessa Keough, on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.
Summary: As genealogists and family historians, we are always keen to increase our knowledge- whether that is on the technology, methodology or resources and dataset front. Whether you learn best by listening, watching or doing, there are a wealth of e-learning opportunities. All you need is an internet connection and the time to devote to your continuing education. Let’s talk about e-learning – where to find it, how to choose what works best for you, how to apply the knowledge you gain, and when to step back from the e-classroom and actually work on your genealogy/family history.
Presenter: Tessa Keough - It all started with a pedigree chart brought to a family reunion in 2005. In an effort to uncover additional family connections, resolve huge blank spaces and obvious errors, and include information found in family records, my genealogy journey began. What started out as a slight interest quickly became an all-encompassing passion that takes up much of my free time. Genealogy allows me to combine my love of history, geography, and travel with her interest in technology, methodology, and research. I have an undergraduate degree in history and political science, and a graduate degree in law. My education trained me to enjoy researching, writing, and spending long hours reading old books and records. Now that training can be put to good use puzzling out my own family history as well as conducting a one-name study of the Keough surname and a one-place study of Plate Cove East, Newfoundland.
In addition to pursuing my own genealogy, I assist friends and extended family members with their research. In an effort to give back to the genealogy community and because social media allows for genealogy without boundaries or time-zones, I started the Legacy Virtual Users’ Group Community on Google+ and serve as a moderator for this non-affiliated user group that has grown to over 500 members in the past two years. I am involved in the Guild of One-Name Studies as a member and the USA West regional representative. I am a founding member of the Society for One-Place Studies and serve as the newsletter editor. I co-host monthly hangouts for each of these organizations, post video tutorials on my YouTube Channel (TessaWatch), and write about genealogy and technology on Google+ and my personal blogs.

This presentation will be broadcast live on July 8th 2014:
·           2:00 pm Eastern
·           1:00 pm Central
·           12:00 pm Mountain
·           11:00 am Pacific

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. You will use your unique URL in your confirmation email to logon to the live broadcast on the July 8th, 2014.
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