7 is your friend….
• Don’t talk for more than 7
• Punctuate your 7 minutes
lecture/demo with participant
Why use webinars?
Blended Learning Choices
Face to Face Self Paced
Can you hear me?
I’ve just got to take this call
Oh you don’t have a microphone?
Let’s brainstorm that
Sorry I just talked over you…
Has anyone seen Kathy? Oh she's dropped
out….A G A I N
Oh welcome Joe you’re only 10 minutes
I’m channelling my inner DJ…
Sorry I’m struggling to multitask…
Damn I’ve still got 21 slides left…
Online facilitated Pedagogy
• Online workshops & tutorials
• Assessment Task presentation
• Group Work
• Learner support
(one on one or Group)
• Catch up with other learner
Facilitated online examples
• Group research projects
• QnA of industry experts/past learners
• Online lectures
• Assessment task pitch & presentation
• Peer Review of learners’ work
• Role play
• Software demonstration
• Group problem solving
• Remote trainee/third party assessor catch up
• Assessment verification and moderation
Some facilitation issues…
• Who is listening actively?
• How do I start on time?
• How to deal with questions?
• How will I present content?
• How do I get learners working
• What preparation is required?
• Scripting V Dot points?
• Where are my
links, URLs, applications and
opening and closing
Facilitating - What are the challenges to you?
During your presentation…
• Slow things down – remember Lag!
• Watch for responses
• Practice, practice, practice
• If you have a brain fog moment ask a question.
• Divert so you can collect your thoughts
• Encourage the use of emoticons for quick
• Pump up, stand up, smile, tell stories, project
And in the end…
• Follow up questions with info by email or
• Distribute whiteboard brainstorms
• Distribute follow up resources/readings/videos
• Forward recording link
• Catch up with lurkers, quiet people etc
• Get out in the sunshine
• Virtual Classrooms
• Telephone & Video
• VOIP (Skype, Lync)
• Google Hangouts
• Microsoft Lync
• Adobe Connect
• Blackboard Collaborate
What types of activities can you use?
Online facilitated Assessment
• Body Language
• Mix of activities in
• Peer Review
• Problem solving
• Action learning
• Develop a rubric with learners
• Check for mapping
• Distribute back to learners as
• Rehearse the marking guide
• Conduct presentations
• Collect peer review
• Redraft and resubmit
• Share and assess
Webinar Preparation Good Practice
Consider a pre webinar activity
Pick and promote a title for your webinar that frames the
educational objectives from your learners perspective.
Make registration easy and remind participants 24 hours
Initially use a Moderator or Technology steward to support
learners IT, deal with QnA and chat, running polls etc
Webinar Preparation Good Practice
Have a back up plan, computer, internet
connection, headset and test them all in advance
Keep SMS and or email contact of all participants handy
for instant contact in the event your technology fails.
Have a warm up activity to lead the presenter into the
Webinar Good Practice
Keep lecturing to a minimum. Use the group to work
through scenarios and problems. Promote discussion and
the sharing of perspectives.
Provide peer review opportunities for learners to feed back
on each others projects, placements, issues at work etc.
Give learners multiple ways of participating –
voice, discussions, white board, brainstorming, break out
rooms, polling, video as stimulus for discussion.
During your presentation
Slow things down – remember Lag!
Watch for responses
Practice, practice, practice
If you have a brain fog moment ask a question.
Divert so you can collect your thoughts
Encourage the use of emoticons for quick feedback