Conducting Effective Training in a Virtual Classroom  Michael Coghlan NewLearning 7/5/10
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...
SHOW US WHERE YOU ARE...
SHOW US WHERE YOU ARE...
Sample Activity activity courtesy of LearningTimes
MULTIPLE VENUE PRESENTATIONS (MVPs) remote  students guest lecturer CLASSROOM/ F2F VENUE public space
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...
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:  (June) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Synchronous Training Professional –  GippsTAF...
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 7/5/10
  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. SHOW US WHERE YOU ARE...
  8. 8. SHOW US WHERE YOU ARE...
  9. 9. Sample Activity activity courtesy of LearningTimes
  10. 10. MULTIPLE VENUE PRESENTATIONS (MVPs) remote students guest lecturer CLASSROOM/ F2F VENUE public space
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. 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>
  15. 15. PURPOSE?: <ul><li>a presentation tool? </li></ul><ul><li>a collaboration tool? </li></ul>
  16. 16. 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>
  17. 17. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Attend online conferences, seminars, workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings (much more cost effective than teleconferencing) </li></ul>
  18. 18. ADVANTAGES/ DISADVANTAGES?
  19. 19. 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/
  20. 20. HOW MIGHT WEB CONFERENCING /VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS BE USED IN YOUR WORK PLACE?
  21. 21. 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><ul><li>Big Button (open source) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Some Resources: <ul><li>TRAINING COURSE: (June) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Synchronous Training Professional – GippsTAFE in conjunction with LearningTimes https://oe.gippstafe.vic.edu.au/CSTPP/AboutCSTPP.html </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER: </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>Book: Finkelstein, Jonathan; Learning in Real Time http://www.learninginrealtime.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>LearnCentral http://www.learncentral.org/ - regular free professional development sessions </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you! Contact Michael Coghlan e: michaelc@chariot.net.au
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