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Lessons learned from teaching Business English online using clients' virtual meeting software Mike Hogan LTC – Language Tr...
Don’t get stuck in the sand! Do you (want to) teach online?
Teaching BE using virtual meeting software <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? / Why use it? / Target group? </...
What? & Why? Target group?
Target group - our context <ul><li>Challenges & Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>HR - Participants - IT </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Functionality
Virtual whiteboard
Images Source: express.howstuffworks.com
 
 
Audio + Video Coursebook CDs Podcasts Your own recordings (audacity) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_WAmt3cMdk
Multiple tabs
Screensharing - WebEx
Some advantages of WebEx when screensharing
Screen Sharing – Adobe Connect
Screen Sharing – Adobe Connect
Screen Sharing - Skype
Screen Sharing - Skype
What about content? <ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic material  - learner ´ s own </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor-made...
Our content
Discussion starters www.wordle.net
 
Resources & tools (published + tailor-made)
Resources & Tools
Tailor-made activities
As preparation…
… and in training
Encourage autonomous learning <ul><li>Any place  </li></ul><ul><li>Any time </li></ul><ul><li>Online platforms for learner...
no  upload for invited trainer Platform Overview + Netviewer taken over 2011 IATEFL Platform Installation Pricing Adobe Co...
http://www.webconferencing-test.com/en/webconferencing_top5/webconference_compact_results.html
http://www.webconferencing-test.com/en/webconferencing_top5/webconference_compact_results.html
Lessons learned / Recommendations <ul><li>Organizational: </li></ul><ul><li>Timing – optimal length </li></ul><ul><li>Grou...
<ul><li>Functional:   </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard with multiple simultaneous u...
Thank you <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Online: about.me/mikehogan </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @irishmikeh </li></ul><...
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An overview of virtual meeting platforms and how they can be used for corporate (language) training - in combination with online learning platforms, such as English360.

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  • Reference Russell Stannards www.teachertrainingvideos.com or Jamie Keddie‘s lessonstream.org
  • Screenshare live to Bayer. Mention that I screenshared live into english360 earlier.
  • Look into 360 live now? Show demo course, activities, tailor-made, progress, classes.
  • Reference Business with Bob videos.
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    1. 1. Lessons learned from teaching Business English online using clients' virtual meeting software Mike Hogan LTC – Language Training Center GmbH 28.02.2012 Community Webinar
    2. 2. Don’t get stuck in the sand! Do you (want to) teach online?
    3. 3. Teaching BE using virtual meeting software <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? / Why use it? / Target group? </li></ul><ul><li>Background to our context </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality & training content </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned & recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Q+A </li></ul>
    4. 4. What? & Why? Target group?
    5. 5. Target group - our context <ul><li>Challenges & Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>HR - Participants - IT </li></ul><ul><li>Installation necessary? Firewalls? </li></ul><ul><li>Back-end software already in place? (e.g. Flash) </li></ul>The solution…use the software already in place in the client company
    6. 6. Functionality
    7. 7. Virtual whiteboard
    8. 8. Images Source: express.howstuffworks.com
    9. 11. Audio + Video Coursebook CDs Podcasts Your own recordings (audacity) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_WAmt3cMdk
    10. 12. Multiple tabs
    11. 13. Screensharing - WebEx
    12. 14. Some advantages of WebEx when screensharing
    13. 15. Screen Sharing – Adobe Connect
    14. 16. Screen Sharing – Adobe Connect
    15. 17. Screen Sharing - Skype
    16. 18. Screen Sharing - Skype
    17. 19. What about content? <ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic material - learner ´ s own </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor-made material - teacher ´ s own </li></ul><ul><li>Published material - online </li></ul>
    18. 20. Our content
    19. 21. Discussion starters www.wordle.net
    20. 23. Resources & tools (published + tailor-made)
    21. 24. Resources & Tools
    22. 25. Tailor-made activities
    23. 26. As preparation…
    24. 27. … and in training
    25. 28. Encourage autonomous learning <ul><li>Any place </li></ul><ul><li>Any time </li></ul><ul><li>Online platforms for learners </li></ul><ul><li>Content resource for trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul>
    26. 29. no upload for invited trainer Platform Overview + Netviewer taken over 2011 IATEFL Platform Installation Pricing Adobe Connect 8 (Apple+Android) Flash (Plug-in) $45/month (yearly) or $55 (monthly)[25] Lync 2010 [Live Meeting 2007] (Microsoft) Installation at client Volume licenses. Avail for €142 (re-seller) WebEx (Cisco) (Apple+Android) Java (Active-X installation) 45€/month [25] GoTo Meeting (Apple only) Java (Plug-in) € 39/month [100] Blackboard (Eluminate) Java (Plug-in) OnSync Flash (no plug-in) unless CP screenshare € 50/month
    27. 30. http://www.webconferencing-test.com/en/webconferencing_top5/webconference_compact_results.html
    28. 31. http://www.webconferencing-test.com/en/webconferencing_top5/webconference_compact_results.html
    29. 32. Lessons learned / Recommendations <ul><li>Organizational: </li></ul><ul><li>Timing – optimal length </li></ul><ul><li>Group size </li></ul><ul><li>Not all CPs have a headset/speakers. Consider telcon option </li></ul><ul><li>Can CPs use their own office? Where will they be/want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot show/share/link to Flash videos (Client limitations) [this also rules out Adobe) </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked sites need to be whitelisted </li></ul>
    30. 33. <ul><li>Functional: </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard with multiple simultaneous users (different colours), although WebEx screenshot saves in .ucl </li></ul><ul><li>- Go around: Snipping tool, or screenshot saved as jpg. </li></ul><ul><li>ppt. animation </li></ul><ul><li>Audio content OK when embedded but problematic when streamed via screen/browser share (incl. video) </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t share/show more than one application at one time (WebEx). No pods present (as in Adobe Connect). </li></ul>Lessons learned / Recommendations
    31. 34. Thank you <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Online: about.me/mikehogan </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @irishmikeh </li></ul><ul><li>Email: m.hogan@ltc-online.de </li></ul>This presentation: © LTC GmbH

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