There is an increasing demand for online and distance courses in colleges and universities.Online learning can be delivered through a number of mediums:Can you name a few online mediums:BlogsWikisWebsitesThe focus of today’s presentation is: Virtual Classroom as a medium for Online Learning
What are the main reasons cited for choosing a virtual classroom in favour of a physical classroom? Flexibility Cost Savings Global appeal Interactivity
Name two Virtual Classroom Platforms Synchronous Asynchronous
What are the primary uses of a virtual Classroom? Community of Practice (CoP) Town Hall meetings Training Webinars
What is a major benefit of a virtual classroom? Possible to create a Synchronous classroom record it and distribute it as an Asynchronous Classrooms
Disadvantages Login and password information Invitation to join a meeting System requirements
What are the most important skills for training online?
Virtual Classrooms as a mediumfor online learning
Agenda Virtual Classroom Overview Virtual Classroom as a medium for learning Storyboard – Step four Assess your mastery of a virtual classroom features and functions
What are Virtual Classrooms ?Virtual Classrooms areclassrooms that are availablevia an internet connectionand a physical or mobilecomputer to teach, train andcollaborate……
Popular Virtual Classrooms in Education Adobe Connect Moodle Blackboard WizIQ
Virtual Classroom methods Of transmission Synchronous Asynchronous
Primary uses of a Virtual Classrooms? Community of Practice (CoP) Town Hall meetings Training Webinars Collaboration (group work) Projects
What are your views on using VirtualClassrooms to facilitate learning?What are some to the advantages?What would you say are some of thelimitations?
Major benefit of a virtual classroomPossibility to create aSynchronous event, have itrecorded and make it availableas an Asynchronous event forfuture use….
Limitations Login and password Invitation to join a meeting System requirements Cost License fees
Irrespective of the level ofsophistication of the VirtualClassroom software, that in andof itself does not ensurelearning….
It is how the training isdesigned anddelivered that counts….
Linking pedagogy, technology and learner needs Relevant Interactive project-based collaborative, while providing some choice or control over their learning
Online instructor readiness Instructor’s technical competencies Instructor’s ability to teach online are critical to the quality of online educationKyong-Jee Kim, Curtis J. B (2006) The Future of Online Teaching andLearning in Higher EducationEDUCAUSE QUARTERLY 30 • Number 42006
Most Important Skills Moderation Facilitation Develop or plan high quality online courses
How to acquire Moderation andFacilitation skills?
Register for Rosanna’s eModerating in aSynchronous Virtual Classroom Tutorial
You will acquire: Tips, Tools & ResourcesTo plan and prepare dynamicvirtual classroom sessions andenhance your performance as ane-moderator/e-facilitator
Ref: Planning Webinar 104 Step Four Screen 6/17Title: Planning to moderating a Peer-to Peer Community of Practice meeting in Zenlive ClassroomAgendaStep 1. PlanningStep 2. AssessknowledgeStep 3. ObjectiveStep 4. ZenliveClassroomStep 5. TentativeAgendaStep 6. Guest SpeakerStep 6.1 Assess GuestStep 7. MeetingstructureStep 8. InvitationStep 9. AssessParticipantsStep 9.1 AssessknowledgeStep 10. Reminder Visual: Zenlive Landing Page and Zenlive Classroom meeting roomAgenda overviewEnd of WebinarEvaluation
Step FourAssess your mastery of a Virtual Classroom functions and features