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    Effective Training in a Virtual Classrooms Effective Training in a Virtual Classrooms Presentation Transcript

    • Conducting Effective Training in a Virtual Classroom Michael Coghlan NewLearning 29/1/10
    • TODAY’S AGENDA
      • Introductions
      • Tour of the tools
      • What makes a good online trainer?
      • Possible applications
      • Visit(s) from remote guests
      • Questions
    • PERSONALISE THE EXPERIENCE
    • WHO’S ONLINE TODAY?
    • Welcome to our Elluminate Session
      • While you are waiting please type your name beside a chair by using the text tool ‘A’.
    • SHOW US WHERE YOU ARE...
    • Sample Activity activity courtesy of LearningTimes
    • Quiz – Multiple Choice
      • Are you:
      • A) In your office?
      • B) In a computer suite?
      • C) At home?
      • D) Other?
    • MULTIPLE VENUE PRESENTATIONS (MVPs) remote students guest lecturer CLASSROOM/ F2F VENUE public space
    • MVPs: Implications
      • Participants can be in a variety of locations:
      • F2f classroom, lecture theatre
      • PC suite
      • Office (at work)
      • Home office/study
      • Other (café, beach)
    • Participants can:
      • Participate in 2 way voice chat
      • Participate in 2 way text chat
      • Use the whiteboard (compose text, draw pictures, upload images)
      • View slides and URLs
      • Take part in polls
      • Work in groups
      • Share applications
      • Stream live video (webcam)
    • Presenters can:
      • Do all the things a participant can do PLUS
      • Upload content
      • Make participants presenters
      • Create new screens
      • Display URLs
      • Create polls and quizzes
      • Create break out rooms
      • Share applications
      • Show videos
      • Stream live video (webcam)
    • PURPOSE?:
      • a presentation tool?
      • a collaboration tool?
    • What kinds of synchronous activities can you use in virtual classrooms?
      • TEACHING/TRAINING
      • ‘ straight lecture’
      • Guest lecturers
      • Oral presentations
      • Group work
      • One on one (eg pronunciation)
      • OTHER
      • Office hours
      • Social: student - student
    • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      • Attend online conferences, seminars, workshops
      • Meetings (much more cost effective than teleconferencing)
    • ADVANTAGES/ DISADVANTAGES?
    • Skills of the Live Online Presenter
      • Golden Rule : 6-8 minutes talking at a stretch maximum
      • Intersperse presentations with questions, polls, other speakers (from the floor), whiteboard activity
      • Decide how to handle text chat – will you monitor/respond? Or ignore it? Dip in and out of it?
      • Consider working with a producer/co-presenter
      • More at http://users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/fll/blog.htm#skills
      Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewblank/3919454433/sizes/s/
    • HOW MIGHT WEB CONFERENCING /VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS BE USED IN YOUR WORK PLACE?
    • SOME OF THE BETTER KNOWN WEB CONFERENCING TOOLS
      • Proprietary: (costs very ‘flexible’; somewhere in the vicinity of $1000/yr/user)
      • Elluminate (offers free Vroom for 3 users)
      • Centra
      • Adobe Connect
      • WebEx
      • Free:
      • Wiziq
      • DimDim
      • Vyew
    • Some Resources:
      • TRAINING COURSE (March)
      • http://www.learningtimes.net/cstp
      • Interactivity in Virtual Classrooms
      • http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/interactivity-in-virtual-classrooms
      • Moderating Live Synchronous Sessions
      • http://synchfacilitation.wikispaces.com
      • Finkelstein, Jonathan; Learning in Real Time http://www.learninginrealtime.com/
    • Thank you! Contact Michael Coghlan e: michaelc@chariot.net.au