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This presentation was delivered at Lotusphere 2010 Instructor Day by Ginny Fitzpatrick and includes tips for successfully delivering an online course.

This presentation was delivered at Lotusphere 2010 Instructor Day by Ginny Fitzpatrick and includes tips for successfully delivering an online course.

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  • Successful Online Presentations Ginny FitzPatrick | Certified Independent Instructor
  • Agenda
    • Tips
    • Screenshots
    • Q&A
  • Background & Experience
    • CLI/CLP since 1994
      • Administration, Development, Collaborative Tools, Portal
      • Independent
    • Teaching IT topics since 70's
      • Fortran w/ Punched Cards
      • Time-sharing with Control Data Corporation
      • Lotus products since VisiCalc
      • Lotus Notes since initial beta
    • WebSphere
      • Administration -- WAS, ESB, WPS
      • Development RAD 7.5 – all levels
      • SOA & SOI
    • Will Teach Anything
  • Experience & Comfort
    • Topic to be presented
    • Presentation skills
    • On-line tool being used
  • Experience with the On-line Tool
    • Complete the tutorials
    • Read the documentation
    • Practice
      • BEFORE the first session
      • With another person
      • Log in with two ids from two workstations
      • Experiment with drawing, annotating, polling and screen sharing
    • Student orientation slides
      • Provided as first chapter of every on-line course
      • Demo slides
  • Body Language in Centra
    • Press these buttons on your toolbar to…
    • Raise your hand when you want to speak
        • When called upon and given a microphone, press the Ctrl key and speak clearly; release the “talk” key when you are finished
    • Answer "yes or no" questions
    • Show amusement or approval
    • Let us know you are temporarily away
  • Sign in, please…
  • A few Ground Rules
    • During the session:
    • Raise your hand when you want to speak
    • When called upon and given a microphone, press the Ctrl or F12 key and speak clearly; release the “talk” key when you are finished
    • Use Text Chat as directed by your facilitator
    • Use the Feedback button to tell the facilitator things are not clear, or are moving too fast or too slow
    • Before the session:
    • Shut down e-mail, instant messaging, cell phones, and other distractions
    • Run the Centra Audio Wizard
  • What if…
    • You get disconnected from Centra?
      • Click on the link in your confirmation and come right back in
      • Shut down all browser windows, restart one, and come back in
      • Contact Learner Support
    • Your instructor gets disconnected ?
      • Wait while he or she comes back in
      • Check Text Chat for updates from Learner Support
      • Replicate and check for new mail from Learner Support or your instructor in case he or she can not get back in
    • The Centra server is unavailable ?
      • Replicate Notes and check for new mail from Learner Support or your instructor with information and instructions on how to proceed
  • What if…
    • You get disconnected from Centra?
      • Click on the link in your confirmation and come right back in
      • Shut down all browser windows, restart one, and come back in
      • Contact Learner Support
    • Your instructor gets disconnected ?
      • Wait while he or she comes back in
      • Check Text Chat for updates from Learner Support
      • Replicate and check for new mail from Learner Support or your instructor in case he or she can not get back in
    • The Centra server is unavailable ?
      • Replicate Notes and check for new mail from Learner Support or your instructor with information and instructions on how to proceed
    • If you encounter technical problems, contact Learner Support :
    • By telephone:
    • 1 888-426-0014 (US and Canada) or
    • +1 404-238-7000 (International)
    • By e-mail or Notes:
    • edhelp@us.ibm.com or
    • EDHELP/Atlanta/Contr/IBM@IBMUS
  • Use the On-line Tool Features
    • Annotations
      • Use pointer
      • Underline or highlight key text
      • Use circle or oval to draw attention to a particular area of the slide
      • Enter text as needed
    • White Board
      • Diagrams
      • Draw diagrams in advance
      • Can be saved & reused later in class
      • Messages to students
    • Video – USE IT!
      • First half day
      • Start of each lecture
  • Student Interaction
    • Get students comfortable talking on-line
    • Extra work at start of class but well worth it
    • Be prepared with ice-breaker questions
      • Where are you logged in from?
      • What is the weather like in your area?
    • Always use their names
      • No eye contact possible
    • Notepad parking lot
      • Create notepad file to hold questions
      • Document interesting URL links
      • Screen share whenever you update it
      • Give to students at the end of class
  • Lab Time
    • Keep students on-line during labs
    • Try to share common questions with everyone in chat
      • Direct students to monitor the chat window
    • Students have no one to ask but you
      • No one sitting next to them
    • Print & distribute an errata if necessary
      • Review it at start of the lab
      • Encourage students to update their lab guide with edits
    • Every student MUST have a hardcopy of lab guide!
      • Waste too much time trying to toggle between lab guide & virtual server
  • Typical Daily Schedule
    • Lecture 1
      • 10 minute break
    • Lecture 2
    • Lab 1
      • 45 minute lunch break
    • Lab 2
    • Lecture 3
      • 10 minute break
    • Lecture 4
    • Lab 3
    • Lab 4
  • Pacing Tips
    • Display agenda at the start of each day
      • Keep referring back to this so they know where they are in the schedule
    • Use countdown clock for breaks
      • Demo
    • Document in chat window when you are taking a break
    • Encourage students to do labs while you are available
    • Stick to allocated lab time
      • Remote students get distracted easily
      • Don't fall behind on schedule
    • Be available at 8:30 AM for questions
      • Many students do labs at night & have questions in the morning
      • Don't get involved in troubleshooting before first lecture – START ON TIME
  • Retaining Their Attention
    • Use all your presentation skills
    • Show video clips
    • Share IT jokes
    • Put brain teasers puzzles on the screen while waiting to start
    • Encourage students to share
      • Maybe one has a photography site to share
      • Share interesting web sites
    • Encourage doodling
      • A doodle is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Wikipedia
  • Contingency Plans
    • Student looses internet access
      • Have procedures in place for phone dial-in
    • Instructor looses internet access
      • Have HARDCOPY of valid phone numbers for students
      • Have backup conference call in place
    • Hosting site looses internet access
    • Students do not have materials
  • Screen Shots
  • Chat
  • Application Sharing
  • Survey Questions
  • Lab Status Question
  • Feedback
  • Video
  • Web Safari
    • ©
  • Sharing URLs
    • ©
  • Questions & Comments
  • Legal Disclaimer
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