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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS711 BYOL: Ready-to-Use Activities for Engaging Virtual Training

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 23

Virtual Classroom

Palm 5

Virtual training participants notoriously multitask during live online sessions, which means they miss out on learning opportunities. In addition, there is a common misconception that an online presentation is the same thing as virtual training—it’s not. So virtual classroom designers and facilitators struggle to capture the attention of their audience and keep participants engaged throughout a session so that learning transfer can occur.

In this session, you will learn specific ideas for interactivity and engagement in virtual training sessions. You will learn activity ideas in five categories: openers, games, technical topics, interpersonal skills, and closers. The session will start with activity ideas that begin before a virtual class, in order to set the stage for success. You will learn a successful design process to use when creating virtual classroom activities. You will also learn how to creatively use common virtual classroom tools to engage online participants and learn many activity ideas that you can immediately use.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to open your virtual classes with activities that immediately engage attendees
  • How to increase participant interaction using six common platform tools
  • How to apply three key questions to classroom activities when converting them to virtual
  • At least 10 new ideas for delivering content in the online classroom

Novice to advanced designers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect. Platform-agnostic strategies will also be discussed.

Participant technology requirements:
Laptop running a web browser that can connect to Adobe Connect, or a mobile device with the Adobe Connect app.

Cindy Huggett

Principal Consultant

Cindy Huggett Consulting

Cindy Huggett, the principal consultant at Cindy Huggett Consulting, is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. Cindy has published three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014), and Virtual Training Basics, 2nd ed. (2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.

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