Best Practices For Delivering Virtual Classroom Training


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Best Practices For Delivering Virtual Classroom Training Especially for TelePresence or Video Wall.

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Best Practices For Delivering Virtual Classroom Training

  1. 1. “Using TelePresence / Video Wall” Fareeza Marican @fareeza81 Fareeza Marican
  2. 2. Explain the virtual classroom concept Deliver and use the technology efficiently and effectively Engage learners at all participated states At the end of this session, you should be able to:
  3. 3. What is Virtual Classroom? Online Learning Environment Web-based Through a portal Software-based Synchronous instruction A virtual classroom is an online classroom that allows participants to communicate with one another, view presentations or videos, interact with other participants, and engage with resources in work groups. Video Conferen cing
  4. 4. TelePresence Features
  5. 5. Advanced Virtual Training With virtual cadavers, students essentially flip through collated slices of a body. Credit: Nanyang Technological University A cardiologist at a hospital in Sonora, Mexico engages in a pre-op consultation with a patient and her doctor located 400 miles away in La Paz, Baja California. (Flickr photo) Virtual Medicine Extends Care Anywhere Virtual cadavers gives traditional medical training more options Ex: Virtual Training Medical SOURCE: care-anywhere/202 cadavers-revolutionize-medical-school/#.U_2D8Urjb5M
  6. 6. Immersive Technology Virtual Reality for Army Training - Soldiers execute a mission in the Dismounted Soldier Training System, a state-of-the- art training that combines gaming and virtual technology. Soldiers can train together in real-time using the DSTS as commanders watch and supervise. Ex: Virtual Training Army Immersive technology refers to technology that blurs the line between the physical world and digital or simulated world, thereby creating a sense of immersion.
  7. 7. The Benefits… Easy and fast to set up. Gets new hires trained faster and productive sooner. Learn from everywhere, anytime, anywhere. Train from the field with minimal disruption to productivity.ƒƒ Reduce travel-related hassles and improve quality of work.
  8. 8. Before you start teaching, it is essential that you get to know the surroundings in which you will be working. Some suggestions for becoming familiar with the equipment are: Attend an introductory session; Book a time to visit the room with a technician or experienced user; Sit in on a teaching session; Book a practice session, ask someone to observe you and give feedback. Getting Familiar with Video Conferencing
  9. 9. Communication - Clear voice and instructions. Increase eye contact (all states involved) and body language. Convey the presence of an individual. Remote facilitator.
  10. 10. Hold and answer all questions during Q&A session. Ask all states and frequently get them involved in all activities Design suitable activities that all participants can get involve. Don’t forget! You have participants that is not in front of you. Don’t ignore me Remember! This is a virtual classroom
  11. 11. What ANNOYS About PowerPoint Presentations?
  12. 12. Present Content To enhance the learners’ understanding and to engage them with the course/topic. Why?
  13. 13. Frogs typically lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into aquatic larvae, called tadpoles, that have tails and internal gills. They have highly specialized rasping mouth parts suitable for herbivorous, omnivorous or planktivorous diets. The life cycle is completed when they metamorphose into adults. A few species deposit eggs on land or bypass the tadpole stage. Adult frogs generally have a carnivorous diet consisting of small invertebrates, but omnivorous species exist and a few feed on fruit. Frogs are extremely efficient at converting what they eat into body mass, which makes them an important food source for predators. Frogs are a keystone group in the food web dynamics of many of the world's ecosystems. Life cycle of a frogA B Ah-ha! Instructional Design helps the learners to understand better.
  14. 14. Contrast Background & Text Colors Use contrasting background and text colors for improved readability. Contrast Contrast
  15. 15. Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Bad Contrast vs. Good Contrast
  16. 16. Use sans-serif font and use the same font through out the course. Increase Readability Example: Verdana Impact Arial Calibri Font Type
  17. 17. Avoid Busy Templates! • Avoid distracting, busy templates!  Avoid distracting, busy templates!  Audience will tend to focus on background picture, rather than what you are saying
  18. 18. Font size = 32 title , 24 body text Lowercase lettering for body text – easy to read Background – Avoid busy, hot, florescent colors Use keywords – Simplify paragraph and elaborate during class Convert text to diagram/table/chart where applicable Add video/game/quiz at every 10-15 minutes of presentation Present engaging content
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