Successful
Strategies for
Engaging
Learners
through Webinar
Technologies
By Dr. Charlotte
McCorquodale
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Participants will learn:
 The top vendors in the virtual classroom market
and criteria for successfully...
Why and when should we
use webinar technology?
What makes live
face-to-face
training effective
for adult
learners?
Which of things are transferable to a live
(synchronou...
Applying Principles of Adult
Education in a Virtual Learning
Environment
Adults need to be involved in the
planning, acti...
Webinar
headaches
Technology snafu’s
 Audio problems
 Slow bandwidth
Talking heads or lectures
Presenter drops off th...
What’s the
difference?
Webinar
Webcast
Live Virtual
classroom
Web-conference
What to look for
in a webinar product/provider?
 Interaction tools such as polls and status tools
(raise hand, applaud, l...
Go-to-
Webinar
Adobe
Connect
Pro
Elluminate &
Blackboard
Collaborate
Wiz IQ
Some of the
most popular
synchronous
virtu...
Tip # 1: Have a Host or
Moderator
 Provides tech support for
participants and presenter(s)
 Orients participants to webi...
Tip #2: Using Polls
 Different purposes of polls
 Use polls before you provide learning point
 Introduce participants t...
Tip #3: Create interaction every
2 or 3 slides or 5 to 10 minutes
 Polls
 Raise hand if…
 Ask for chat response
 Ask f...
Tip #4: The Zen of Delivery
 Encourage to simulate a F2F
presentation such as to stand when
presenting to, have other peo...
Tip #5: Use your different pods
and screen views
 Polls
 Document
sharing
 Q & A
 Text chat &
multiple text
chat pods
...
Tip #6: Preparing participants
for success
 Ask participants to register even it it is free
(get a commitment)
 Send rem...
Tip #7: Use Text Chat for
Learner Engagement
Understand multiple purposes can be
achieved in using this interaction tool
...
Tip #7 (continued): Using Text
Chat for Learner Engagement
 Different group sizes require different
strategies
 Don’t al...
Tip #8: Use
Multiple
Voices
 Have multiple presenters or guests to present a
case study example on topic
 Create dialogu...
Tip #9: Keep learners attention by
helping learners know where to focus
on screen
 Use pointing tool to
keep screen movin...
 Scenarios
 Pictures and
images
Tip# 10:
Storytelling in
a virtual
environment
Thanks for you
attention and
participation!
Our time is up!
Copyright © Ministry Training Source, 2012. All rights reserved.
During the preparation of this resource, all citations, f...
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  1. 1. Successful Strategies for Engaging Learners through Webinar Technologies By Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale
  2. 2. LEARNING OUTCOMES Participants will learn:  The top vendors in the virtual classroom market and criteria for successfully selecting a virtual classroom product based upon their needs.  Understand the different types of web-based synchronous learning events and how to appropriately use each type depending on learning goal.  Learn strategies for successfully using live web- based learning events as including preparation, implementation, and evaluation.  Learn strategies for creating learner interaction when using webinar technology for online learning.
  3. 3. Why and when should we use webinar technology?
  4. 4. What makes live face-to-face training effective for adult learners? Which of things are transferable to a live (synchronous) virtual classroom?
  5. 5. Applying Principles of Adult Education in a Virtual Learning Environment Adults need to be involved in the planning, action, and evaluation of learning Experience is the basis for learning Relevance is the key, adults must be able to use or apply what is being learned Adult learning is problem-centered vs. content-center
  6. 6. Webinar headaches Technology snafu’s  Audio problems  Slow bandwidth Talking heads or lectures Presenter drops off the webinar Participants multi-tasking
  7. 7. What’s the difference? Webinar Webcast Live Virtual classroom Web-conference
  8. 8. What to look for in a webinar product/provider?  Interaction tools such as polls and status tools (raise hand, applaud, laugh, step-a-away)  Text chat available to participants and speakers  Option to Record  Audio Options including integrated telephone and VoIP  Breakout rooms  File sharing and screen sharing functions  Multiple screen layouts
  9. 9. Go-to- Webinar Adobe Connect Pro Elluminate & Blackboard Collaborate Wiz IQ Some of the most popular synchronous virtual classrooms
  10. 10. Tip # 1: Have a Host or Moderator  Provides tech support for participants and presenter(s)  Orients participants to webinar site  Monitors text chat or backchannel  Feed questions to presenters  Possible dialogue partner
  11. 11. Tip #2: Using Polls  Different purposes of polls  Use polls before you provide learning point  Introduce participants to each other  Test knowledge, skill, or experience on topic  Different poll types  Multiple choice  Multiple answer  Chat question (avoid broad general questions)  Yes/No or Agree/Disagree  How often should polls be used?  Always have in slide and in polling function  
  12. 12. Tip #3: Create interaction every 2 or 3 slides or 5 to 10 minutes  Polls  Raise hand if…  Ask for chat response  Ask for audio response  Call on participant  Answer questions  Change presentation view
  13. 13. Tip #4: The Zen of Delivery  Encourage to simulate a F2F presentation such as to stand when presenting to, have other people in the room with them so that they can get non-verbal feedback (especially if they are new to using the medium for training)  Do not to read a script and use a headset so hands are free  Remember pause and breathe, especially if things do not go as planned  Sign on at least 30 minutes prior to test technology  If you are not the presenter then train the presenter on both the technology and tips for success
  14. 14. Tip #5: Use your different pods and screen views  Polls  Document sharing  Q & A  Text chat & multiple text chat pods  Notes pod  Video clips  Application sharing
  15. 15. Tip #6: Preparing participants for success  Ask participants to register even it it is free (get a commitment)  Send reminders at least 2-3 days before and the day of the webinar  Make sure you as well as your users get on to the webinar site at least 30 minutes prior to the webinar so that a system check can occur.
  16. 16. Tip #7: Use Text Chat for Learner Engagement Understand multiple purposes can be achieved in using this interaction tool  For participants asking questions  Invite participants to share their experiences related to the learning topic  Encourage participants to contribute to learning of others by sharing examples or recommending resources  them to answer  Using problem-solving question  Use chat to ask participants to apply learning at the end of webinar
  17. 17. Tip #7 (continued): Using Text Chat for Learner Engagement  Different group sizes require different strategies  Don’t always allow chatting especially in large groups because it can be distracting, encourage private chats if needed  Try using the multiple chat pods by dividing participants into groups such as born from January to June and then July to December or to get learners to pick a question that relates to their experience or knowledge  Do not read chat verbatim; highlight comments by skimming and looking for responses that help make teaching point
  18. 18. Tip #8: Use Multiple Voices  Have multiple presenters or guests to present a case study example on topic  Create dialogue with host/moderator  Invite participants to speak or ask questions or make comments (but don’t ask for volunteers)  For large webinars create a participant panel in advance
  19. 19. Tip #9: Keep learners attention by helping learners know where to focus on screen  Use pointing tool to keep screen moving and active  Use drawing tools to draw attention to screen  Visit websites to show examples
  20. 20.  Scenarios  Pictures and images Tip# 10: Storytelling in a virtual environment
  21. 21. Thanks for you attention and participation! Our time is up!
  22. 22. Copyright © Ministry Training Source, 2012. All rights reserved. During the preparation of this resource, all citations, facts, figures, Internet URLs, and other cited information were verified for accuracy. The author has made every attempt to reference current and valid sources, but cannot guarantee the content of any source and is not responsible for any changes that may have occurred since verification. If you find an error in, or have a question or concern about, any of the information or sources listed within, please contact MTS.
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