Over the course of eight sessions, you will learn from expert speakers who have accumulated years of experience training and teaching within the virtual space. You will walk away with new knowledge needed to apply practical approaches and available technologies for optimizing your own virtual classrooms.
Whether you are brand new to live online delivery or have been facilitating virtual events for years, in this session you’ll experience new facilitation techniques and ways to engage online audiences. From incorporating artificial intelligence tools to using next-generation polling and immersive whiteboards, you’ll learn new techniques to capture and maintain attention. Learn more.
Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? In this session, you'll learn one of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks—by getting learners involved and using scenario-based learning design! Learn more.
Choosing a virtual classroom platform? They are NOT created equal! Prepare to make an informed decision by learning the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular virtual instructor-led training platforms. In this software showcase session you’ll explore the nuances of features found in Zoom, Adobe Connect, and WebEx platforms to better understand how they work, how to leverage what’s available, and why you might choose one over another. Learn more.
Crafting virtual classes requires more than just understanding how to create classroom or eLearning content; it takes a deeper understanding of the unique capabilities and drawbacks of this type of training. In this session you will learn how to successfully construct virtual learning experiences centered on the “3 T’s” of technology, timing, and talent, and how to assess your virtual classroom capabilities to select the optimal tool(s) for engagement. Learn more.
This session focuses on the management of online events, multiple
facilitators, multiple producers, the production and execution on
training day, and post-event activities. Whether you are a solo trainer
or manage a team, you will learn strategies to better execute your
online events. Learn more.
Breakout room activities don't have to stink! In this session, you'll learn how to maximize this popular feature of virtual platforms using an instructional design approach. Through activity examples, facilitation demonstration, and group discussion on the why, how, and when of using the feature, you will learn to improve the effectiveness of your next training. Learn more.
Are you seeking a new road map to combine passive and active tools in your virtual instructor-led training? In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively combine active tools (like chat and polls) with passive ones (like content sharing and video streaming) to encourage simultaneous interaction from your learners and when to include strategic opportunities for learners to share consecutively. Learn more.
Who are you as a presenter? In this session we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of six types, and recognize our own inner tendencies and how they influence things like our use of web cameras, our approaches to delivery, and the application of technology during training. Understanding these six delivery styles will help you to enhance your approach to virtual facilitation. Learn more.