P06 BYOD: Instructional Design for Virtual Classroom Events
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, March 25
Virtual classroom experiences can range all the way from engaging and exciting to dull and boring. The make-or-break factor often stems from one major thing: the initial instructional design. Crafting virtual classrooms requires more than understanding how to create classroom or eLearning content—it takes a deeper understanding of the unique features and drawbacks of this type of training and how best to leverage the functionality of the VC tools you use.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take common face-to-face training situations and translate them for effective and engaging virtual delivery, using advanced features, social media tools, vendor add-ons, video, and audio in creative ways. You’ll also practice your skills by redesigning a case sample (or even a training example from your own organization) for virtual delivery. If you design VC content but know you need to enhance your instructional design skills to make what you create a better fit for the VC environment, then this workshop is for you.
In this session, you will learn:
- Creative solutions for different face-to-face training situations (like software labs, coaching or mentoring, role-playing, etc.)
- How to implement advanced features for breakout rooms, webcams, and video
- How to engage learners by integrating available resources, such as virtual classroom tools, tablets, smartphones, self-study activities, and Twitter, into your solutions
- Tips for visually and instructionally improving your training content for virtual solutions
- How to look before you leap: practical strategies for implementing your vision to make sure your event is successful
Novice to intermediate designers and online event producers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect and other virtual classroom tools.
Participant technology requirements:
A wireless, network-accessible laptop or smart device.
Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach
Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting
Karen Hyder, online event producer and speaker coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, has been teaching about technology since 1991, when she delivered instructor-led software courses for Logical Operations. She was promoted to director of trainer development, helping trainers improve skills and earn certifications. In 1999 she created a course for trainers using virtual classrooms, and helped launch The eLearning Guild Online Forums in 2004. She continues to host The Guild’s Best of DemoFest, and was honored with the Guild’s Guild Master Award. Currently, Karen provides coaching and production support for a series of online courses at Hearing First, a not-for-profit that serves audiology professionals earning CEUs.
Online Instructional Specialist
Melissa Chambers is an online instructional specialist at MSC Consulting and a contract speaker coach/host for The Learning Guild's Online Forums and Guild Academy. Melissa has over 20 years' experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She holds a master's degree in instructional design for online learning, and has spearheaded award-winning programs in eLearning, process improvement, and strategic development. Melissa has a passion for lifelong learning, technology, cultivating creativity, and having fun while working.