What’s your Virtual Effect?Tips to be More Successful in the Virtual               Classroom                         Prese...
Here’s the scenario:Imagine that I write acolumn in a local journalcalled “Dear VirtualVicki”. Trainers,instructors,facili...
Dear Virtual Vicki –I have been asked to teach a computer class usingvirtual technology. My concern is how do I teachsomeo...
Dear Mouseless in Seattle–•   Pre-work exercises•   Slow-paced class•   Time to practice•   Patience, empathy, and compass...
Dear Virtual Vicki –I am new to teaching “live”online. I have a soft-skillsclass that I’d like to try, buthave been told b...
Dear Joe –• Blended learning approach -- what fits where?   • Utilize self-study, offline discussions,     even incorporat...
Web based Training                             (WBT)                     Different time/Different Place    Asynchronous   ...
So, what fits where?  Web based Training       (WBT)                       •   Self study Materials                       ...
So, what fits where? Asynchronous Training                    • Case studies and scenarios                    • Exercises ...
So, what fits where?  Synchronous Training                     • Exercises that require immediate                       in...
Dear Virtual Vicki –I have been teaching night classesat a local community college. Mydepartment chair wants me to teachli...
Dear Teacher with Habits –•   Redesign content/delivery•   New activities•   Must compensate for lack of “body language”• ...
Dear Virtual Vicki –I have taught a couple of classesvirtually, but I am having difficultywith the ‘multi-tasking’ aspect....
Dear Frazzled –  •   Cock-pit design  •   Eliminate all other distractions  •   “Shadow” session  •   Practice, practice, ...
Dear Virtual Vicki –I have tried teachingonline, but havedifficulty justtalking at mycomputer screeninstead of to livepeop...
Dear Talking to No One–•   Put up pictures of people•   Ask questions and encourage engagement•   Use multimedia presentat...
Questions???
Now it’s your turn…  Draw yourself a picture!
Thanks for your time!  I will be available for additional           questions at theMondo Learning Solutions exhibitor’s  ...
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CETS 2011, Dawn Smith, What’s Your Virtual Effect? Tips to Be More Successful in the Virtual Classroom

  1. 1. What’s your Virtual Effect?Tips to be More Successful in the Virtual Classroom Presented by: Dawn M. Smith Learning Expert, Mondo Learning Solutions
  2. 2. Here’s the scenario:Imagine that I write acolumn in a local journalcalled “Dear VirtualVicki”. Trainers,instructors,facilitators, and evenfaculty write in withquestions, problems, orissues they’veencountered whileVirtual Training. Let’s get started…
  3. 3. Dear Virtual Vicki –I have been asked to teach a computer class usingvirtual technology. My concern is how do I teachsomeone remotely, when they don’t even havebasic skills, like using a mouse?Please help!--Mouseless in Seattle
  4. 4. Dear Mouseless in Seattle–• Pre-work exercises• Slow-paced class• Time to practice• Patience, empathy, and compassion• “Study Buddies”
  5. 5. Dear Virtual Vicki –I am new to teaching “live”online. I have a soft-skillsclass that I’d like to try, buthave been told by numerous peoplethat this is not the type ofclass to teach online.What are your thoughts?--Joe
  6. 6. Dear Joe –• Blended learning approach -- what fits where? • Utilize self-study, offline discussions, even incorporate social media• Transition exercises• Small class sizes and breakout rooms
  7. 7. Web based Training (WBT) Different time/Different Place Asynchronous Synchronous Training TrainingDifferent time/Same Place Same time/Different Place
  8. 8. So, what fits where? Web based Training (WBT) • Self study Materials • Long readings or passages • Facts, Numbers, Statistics • Mobile Learning “snippets” • Job Aids or Just in Time Learning Modules
  9. 9. So, what fits where? Asynchronous Training • Case studies and scenarios • Exercises that require additional analysis or research • Time consuming activities that can be broken up into phases or modules • Pre or post course work • Social Learning (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
  10. 10. So, what fits where? Synchronous Training • Exercises that require immediate interaction or response • Coaching or mentoring • Role playing activities • Demonstrations or presentations • Application sharing
  11. 11. Dear Virtual Vicki –I have been teaching night classesat a local community college. Mydepartment chair wants me to teachlive, online.So, I put all my PowerPoint slidesinto the virtual classroom and didall my demos flawlessly (with appsharing), while speaking through myslides without a hitch. But I stillgot low ratings on my evaluation.What did I do wrong? Teacher with Habits
  12. 12. Dear Teacher with Habits –• Redesign content/delivery• New activities• Must compensate for lack of “body language”• New set of facilitation tools• Help students learn how to learn
  13. 13. Dear Virtual Vicki –I have taught a couple of classesvirtually, but I am having difficultywith the ‘multi-tasking’ aspect. Thereis so much that I need to watch in theclass, while delivering the contentsmoothly.Any suggestions?--Frazzled
  14. 14. Dear Frazzled – • Cock-pit design • Eliminate all other distractions • “Shadow” session • Practice, practice, practice
  15. 15. Dear Virtual Vicki –I have tried teachingonline, but havedifficulty justtalking at mycomputer screeninstead of to livepeople.What can I do?--Talking to No One
  16. 16. Dear Talking to No One–• Put up pictures of people• Ask questions and encourage engagement• Use multimedia presentations• Webcams?
  17. 17. Questions???
  18. 18. Now it’s your turn… Draw yourself a picture!
  19. 19. Thanks for your time! I will be available for additional questions at theMondo Learning Solutions exhibitor’s table… See you there!

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