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