Variety, the Spice of Life  A Guide to Keeping Adult LearnersInterested in Your Online Presentation
Keep the learner in mindRemember that adults prefer to:• be involved in their learning• share their experiences• solve pro...
Remember that learning falls into three  domains you can target:knowing/head (cognitive)feeling/heart (affective)doing/han...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Remember to  respect different  learning styles,  especially the  common:• auditory• kinesthetic/tactile• visual
Engage the learnerWhen presenting online, you lose the sense of “community” a room provides. You can create it in virtual ...
Technology need not stop you from  “meeting” learners by:• breaking the ice• telling personal stories• encouraging discuss...
Technology can aid you in interacting with  your learners, using features such as:• polling• hand-raising• whiteboard*  (p...
Technology enables collaboration among  learners separated by time or space.  Use tried-and-true activities like:• documen...
Keep the ‘setting’ in mindA few final notes about online instruction:• attention wanes at 4 minutes• learners still apprec...
Variety is the spice of life!        Watch Salman Kahn of Kahn Academy        discuss the power of video in education.
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  1. 1. Variety, the Spice of Life A Guide to Keeping Adult LearnersInterested in Your Online Presentation
  2. 2. Keep the learner in mindRemember that adults prefer to:• be involved in their learning• share their experiences• solve problems
  3. 3. Remember that learning falls into three domains you can target:knowing/head (cognitive)feeling/heart (affective)doing/hands (psychomotor)
  4. 4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  5. 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  6. 6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  7. 7. Remember to respect different learning styles, especially the common:• auditory• kinesthetic/tactile• visual
  8. 8. Engage the learnerWhen presenting online, you lose the sense of “community” a room provides. You can create it in virtual space by meeting, interacting with, and collaborating with learners, just as in a classroom!
  9. 9. Technology need not stop you from “meeting” learners by:• breaking the ice• telling personal stories• encouraging discussion with you and among learners (done by enabling chat features)
  10. 10. Technology can aid you in interacting with your learners, using features such as:• polling• hand-raising• whiteboard* (plus old-school probing questions!) *merely a “digital chalkboard” or “electronic flipchart”)
  11. 11. Technology enables collaboration among learners separated by time or space. Use tried-and-true activities like:• document sharing• completing group exercises• making group decisions• solving problems as a group
  12. 12. Keep the ‘setting’ in mindA few final notes about online instruction:• attention wanes at 4 minutes• learners still appreciate handouts (even in digital format, such as PDF)• use audio, text, graphics, animation, video, hyperlinks, and more – because …
  13. 13. Variety is the spice of life! Watch Salman Kahn of Kahn Academy discuss the power of video in education.

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