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  • Assume you have been hired as the Director of Just-In-Time Learning for a school district or large corporation. You have decided that synchronous instruction within a virtual classroom is the best way to present just-in-time instruction. Your first task is to introduce the concept of a virtual classroom to your staff. Based on your reading, use PowerPoint to create a 15 to 20 slide presentation that introduces the virtual classroom, its components and their uses.
  • Assume you have been hired as the Director of Just-In-Time Learning for a school district or large corporation. You have decided that synchronous instruction within a virtual classroom is the best way to present just-in-time instruction. Your first task is to introduce the concept of a virtual classroom to your staff. Based on your reading, use PowerPoint to create a 15 to 20 slide presentation that introduces the virtual classroom, its components and their uses.
  • 5 points possibleContent Criteria WeightDefines the virtual classroom .5Introduces key components of the virtual classroom such as the whiteboard, chat, polling 1Discusses benefits of the virtual classroom and synchronous learning 2Writing SkillsPresentation free of grammatical errors .5Research CriteriaSources are cited in APA according to APA guidelines .5Style CriteriaIncludes 15-20 slides
  • Assume you have been hired as the Director of Just-In-Time Learning for a school district or large corporation. You have decided that synchronous instruction within a virtual classroom is the best way to present just-in-time instruction. Your first task is to introduce the concept of a virtual classroom to your staff. Based on your reading, use PowerPoint to create a 15 to 20 slide presentation that introduces the virtual classroom, its components and their uses.
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    • 1. Virtual Classroom
      Team 4
      EDU 656/Dr. Windom
      January 10, 2010
    • 2. Overview
      What is a Virtual Classroom
      Benefits of Synchronous Learning
      Key components
      Whiteboard
      Chat
      Polling
      Just-in-time Training
      Why JIT in a Virtual Classroom
      Incorporating JIT
    • 3. What is a Virtual Classroom?
      Virtual Classrooms include a realtime interactive learning environment
      The instructor facilitates the learning and provides direction
      There are many tools that can be used within the lesson to carryout lesson objectives
      The course can be recorded by other programs such as Camtasia or Jing
    • 4. What is a Virtual Classroom?
      Click the link to the right to watch the video about a free virtual classroom
      This provides an idea of what a virtual classroom is capable of
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVln4C4_hXo
    • 5. Synchronous Learning
      Advantages of Synchronous learning is getting hands on real-time interactions between a facilitator and students.
      This creates a valuable environment for discussion and targeted learning objectives
    • 6. Synchronous Learning
      An example: If there were new software implemented in a workplace and the users were experiencing issues or had questions the virtual classroom could be utilized in a question and answer session to tackle the issues with everyone on board to learn from and contribute to interaction to take place with a tech expert.
    • 7. Key Components
      A virtual classroom needs to have:
      Students
      Shared learning environment
      Functioning components of the virtual classroom
      Whiteboard/or comparable site
      Chat
      Polling
    • 8. Whiteboard
      This is an example of the whiteboard and the areas of use available
      The main areas are the whiteboard, chat and participant summary area
    • 9. Chat
      The chat area is labeled and this is an important part of the virtual classroom
      Even though there is usually audio in the virtual set up the chat window illivates everyone talking at once
    • 10. Polling
      The graphic above provides an example of the polling tools available and this can be used in a number of ways. Polling is useful to understand the majority of opinions or simply answering a multiple choice question.
    • 11. Just In Time Training
      The concept is built around the learner accessing information needed to fulfill a task without having to get bogged down with information the student may already know
    • 12. Why Just In Time Training
      Instead of traditional means of training to schedule the time and place the ability to handle everything in one online location saves time money and manpower.
    • 13. Incorporating JIT
      “As with all learning products, begin with a definition of your business goals and your instructional objectives linked to those goals. Consider your media mix by matching your instructional requirements to the features of the various media available to you. To make best use of the virtual classroom, select instructional goals that benefit from visualization and interactivity” (Bernard, 2004)
    • 14. Summary
      What is a Virtual Classroom
      Benefits of Synchronous Learning
      Key components
      Whiteboard
      Chat
      Polling
      Just-in-time Training
      Why JIT in a Virtual Classroom
      Incorporating JIT
    • 15. References
      (2007) Academic Technology Center - Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA. Retrieved 9 January 2010 from http://www.wpi.edu/academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/MyWPI/usingclassroom.html
      Bernard, M., Abrami, P., Lou, Y., Borokhovski, E., Wade, A., Wozney, L., Wallet, P., Fizet, M., & Huang, B. (2004). How does distance education compare with classroom instruction? A meta-analysis of the empirical literature. Review of Educational Research, 74(3), 379-439. Retrieved 9 Jan 2010 from http://www.performancexpress.org/0506/mainframe0506.html
      Clark, R. (2005). Four steps to effective virtual classroom training.Retrieved 9 January 2010 www.Clarktraining.com.

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