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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