Introduction to becoming a Virtual Teacher Facilitator 2012
Welcome 2012 Conference on theGrowth of the Online Virtual Teacher Trainer Sector
Present byDiane Shawe M.Ed IEBE CEO Academy of Vocational and Professional Training Ltd
Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012As the technologies of the 21st century evolveand mature, we become the beneficiaries ofexciting approaches for designing learningexperiences.The convergence of informal and social medialearning, combined with the explosion ofsmartphone and tablet use, is having a hugeimpact on how we think about and delivertraining and education.
Institutions of Higher Learning Embrace Online EducationInstitutions of higher learning increasingly embraceonline education, with 65.5 percent of chiefacademic officers now calling online education“critical” to their institution’s long-termstrategy, an opinion that’s risen more than 15%over eight years.67% believe academic outcomes from onlineclasses are equivalent to those in face-to-facelearning, but still, one-third of academic leadersthink online classes are inferior.
The Human Reaction to Change Misconceptions Misinformation Peer Pressure Fear of the unknown All cause a chain reaction to change
Time and the tipping point % of peopleadopting change 20 % Unstoppable 5% Imbedded Time
Where do you fit? Early Late Majority Majority Late# of people Adopter Early Adopter Diehard Innovat -ors Time
Failure to respond to change Isolated Squeezed Resistant
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012TOOLS THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE QUALITY OF VIRTUAL TUTOR TRAINER
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 Learning Management Systems This year proved to be one of great debate surrounding the future and necessity of the Learning Management System. Much of it boils down to whether employee learning should be controlled and tracked, particularly when much of workplace learning occurs through informal channels. Learning Management Systems can enable collaboration, knowledge sharing, and social networking. Mobile Due to improved infrastructure, slick mobile operating systems and smartphone market penetration, we seemed to hit a tipping point of readiness for mobile content this year. From mini-courses to collaboration to performance support, mobile learning could go mainstream in the near future. In terms of converting legacy courses, it will mean streamlining everything—paring down over- sized multimedia elements as well as implementing a ‘less is more’ philosophy. In terms of new development, designers will have to manage the limitations of a smaller screen and decreased memory capacity. When mobile learning hits critical mass, people of all ages and occupations will reap the benefits.
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 iPad or Alt-Tablets Although you may resent the fact that Apple won’t support Flash (yet, that is), you have to admit that the iPad continues to push the world of interactive content. The combination of a gestural interface with fine aesthetics, convenience and portability appears to be a game changer. New interactive books and magazines as well as educational and social apps are breaking ground. Blogs According to Technorati, the blog count reached 70 million last year. Even though a quarter of them are most likely bot-created spam blogs, the quantity of content ‘in the cloud’ is still staggering. Blogs give everyone a voice to communicate, teach, spout opinions, learn and network. And with RSS technology, blog posts are quickly pushed to subscribers for easy access. As the blogosphere converges with social media, sharing of blog posts is increasingly done through social networks.” With this much information available through so many forms, blogging should continue to prove a worthy medium for teaching, discussion and learning.
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 eBooks The digital book publishing revolution is thriving as a result of improved electronic readers, the introduction of the iPad, the open ePub format, and a growing popularity of downloadable books in .pdf format sold by authors. With the advent of ‘always on’ devices, eBooks present one more path for learning and content distribution. In the future, forward thinking training organizations will provide their print materials in downloadable formats for employees to study or reference as needed. And as more digital readers become Internet-ready, books will hyperlink to other sources of information, providing a richer reading experience. QR Codes A QR Code is a type of barcode that can be read by QR scanners and mobile phones with cameras, using a QR reader app. Capable of holding text, data and URLs, QR codes have a greater capacity than the old fashioned 10-digit barcode because they’re two-dimensional. Okay, these weren’t a booming trend in 2010, but we’ll probably see more of them in the future. Librarians and educators have found inventive uses for bar codes you might find inspiring. For example, QR codes containing a hyperlink have been placed on shelves in libraries. The code links to additional information about a related subject.
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012Developing in the CloudAn increasing number of platforms for creating and hosting learningexperiences are web-based. This means that the software resides online onlyrather than on your desktop. This creates a seamless path from online coursecreation to launching the course itself. It also makes it easier for authoring toolpublishers to provide team collaboration features. Some authoringenvironments for creating online learning in the cloud include:Composica: An online platform for building courses in a collaborativeenvironment so team members can communicate during the process.eXe: A well-regarded open source authoring tool for creating and publishingweb content.Interaction Builder: In a category by itself, this tool from the eLearning Brothersprovides an online service for creating interactions, which are then downloadedand incorporated into an online course. To build interactions, you choose atemplate and add text, images and audio. Interactions publish to a single flashfile.My Brainshark: A web-based subscription service for creating and hosting on-demand multimedia presentations. My Brainshark is free; My Brainshark Prohas advanced features. Also see Brainshark for a paid enterprise version
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012New Blended LearningBlended or hybrid learning came about because one eLearningcourse is often not the solution to an organization’s or anindividual’s learning needs. Until recently, blended referred to alearning experience that included both instructor-led and onlineself-paced components. But that was a long time ago in InternetTime.Now that live synchronous instruction frequently occurs online andthat opportunities for individualized learning abound, the definitionof blended learning is expanding to include any number ofstrategies, from learning through a community of practice tomobile performance support. For example, someone might attenda workplace webinar on how people learn, then participate in avideo-based Google+ hangout with a cognitive psychologist, andjoin a LinkedIn community of instructional designers to discuss theapplication of these ideas.
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012Augmented RealityGary Woodill, Ed.D., a Senior Research Analyst atBrandon Hall Research and author of The Mobile LearningEdge, was kind enough to contribute his perspective on thetrends affecting Augmented Reality related to mobilelearning.According to Dr. Woodlill, “Augmented Reality (AR) is oneof the most disruptive applications for mobile learners. It isan example of location-based services, where informationis provided to you based on your location, and even thedirection that your phone camera is facing. With thatinformation, your smartphone can supply additional textualinformation about what you are looking at, or can blendcomputer generated objects with the video or still image onyour screen.
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 Virtual Worlds Rising Up To find out about the latest learning trends in the virtual sphere look up expert Karl Kapp, author of Learning in 3D and professor at Bloomsberg University. Dr. Kapp sees 3D Virtual Worlds headed in three directions in 2011. “One, I see an increase in 3D Virtual World software being used to replace 2D PowerPoint-based virtual meetings. People loose focus quickly in 2D meetings staring at slides on the screen with a disembodied voice. So more companies are adopting 3D virtual worlds—where the environments look like conference rooms or offices—to avoid the mind numbing presentations. This is basically a replacement strategy of virtual worlds. The second, and I think more interesting, is the use of 3D virtual worlds as enterprise-wide portals. In this trend, I see a 3D virtual world as a place of entry, when a person goes to work (virtually or drives somewhere and logs on). The person can then access social media tools, documents and other applications all from within the integrated 3D platform. This trend is fascinating in that 3D virtual worlds are creating an entirely new interface between employees and the systems they use at work. The third trend is using 3D virtual worlds as multi-learner simulations. So instead of one person participating in a simulation, multiple people can participate and work together while learning the facts, knowledge and procedures required to collaborate. This is being used primarily with first responders and medical applications.”
E-Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 Pocket Video Technology The ubiquitous presence of video in our connected lives got a serious boost from super-portable pocket video technology this year. Started by the Flip and now with many impressive competitors, these small, convenient recorders produce HD video, enable easy uploading to YouTube and other sharing sites, and run for under $200 US. More than ever before, amateur videographers are teaching, demonstrating and sharing their knowledge and expertise. With 2 billion videos viewed daily on YouTube, this service has become the second largest search engine in the world. The demand for video is sure to bring about new online services that enhance how videos are integrated into our world for just-in-time, informal learning. According to Ravit Lichtenberg from Ustrategy.com, “In the coming year, gaps in our video experience will be filled with the integration of filtering, tagging, editing and locating tools into each and every video feed.” Sounds good to me. Growth of Social Learning There are more than 550 million people on Facebook and 65 million daily tweets on Twitter. Opportunities for learning through social media technologies abound and should grow ever stronger in the coming years. As a growing number of people look outside their training departments to meet their professional learning needs via social media, new services will most likely emerge to meet the greater demand. For example, learning professionals currently use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other services to share links and posts throughout the day and night. Online learning-related chats and discussions engage people from around the world, shrinking the geographical and cultural distances between us. We’re bound to see new services that integrate across all of our devices to improve online collaboration, sharing and discussion, and ones that help people form smaller, more intimate digital and location-based communities.
Defining a Successful Training ProgramWhat does a successful trainingprogram look like for each ofthese audiences?• The trainer• The trainee• The employer
A Word about Adult Learning Adults Children• Voluntary learners • Captive audience• Problem-centered (no problem, • Subject centered not as interested in learning) • Dependent learners• Independent learners • Inexperienced• Experienced individuals whose • Teachers determine content experiences impact on their • Grouped according to age, level, learning ability• Learners decide content when • Learning for the future possible • Learning has an end point• Grouped according to interest or • Subordinate to teacher need • Rigid and traditional• Want to use the knowledge today • Passive learners• Consider learning a life-long process• Equal footing with facilitator• Flexible• Active learners
Types of Trainers• Systematic Trainer• Directive Trainer• Facilitative Trainer• Interactive Trainer Now we usher in the era of The Virtual Online Trainer
Soft Skills Training Courses Directory of Courses
THINGS YOU DON’T NEED AA VIRTUAL TUTOR/TRAINER No worry about size of the group Length of the workshop Pre-assignments “Threatening” activities Support materials Other resources Opportunities to practice Take home worksheets Content Training methods
Diminished ConstraintsA whole host of environmental constraintsusually influence decisions concerningmethods used, including:• Money available• Time• Expertise• Support• Trainer philosophy• Physical space and equipment• Availability
Trends 2012• Recognising the importance of E-Learning Trends in 2012, the participants and their training needs, including the different e- learning styles and adult learning principles.• Know how to write prepare and respond via your online presence and use of technology.• Develop an effective e-training style, using appropriate technical training aids and techniques.• Preview interactive online training course• Merits of how to develop as a virtual online tutor trainer.
ACCREDITATIONWhat certification will student receive? AVPT has been confirmed for Candidacy Global Accreditation Feb 2012? IAO is a member of the following organisations who monitor accrediting organisation in order to ensure they maintain a international high standard. IEAC • The IEAC is a global watchdog organization devoted to the establishment, maintenance and on-going improvement of standards of accreditation agencies across the globe connected with online education. GESFWA • GESFWA (Global Education Support Forum for Working Adults) is a not-for-profit mission oriented organization with international chapters. GESFWA is working to standardize and promote the education for working adults worldwide. • International Accreditation with Regional Recognition IAOs accreditation is international in nature, which means that your educational institute will be recognized and accepted on an international scale. Additionally, it will also enrich your profile on a regional level, resulting in increased student recruitments. • Endorsement of Students Credentials Your institutions student will also benefit from IAOs Point Profile System for students that are specially designed to endorse their professional credentials to improve their professional profiles. This will help them to achieve their career aspirations
What is the Opportunity • E-Learning tutor • Passive Income • Technology • Workshops • Work all prepared • No expensive equipment • Unlimited Global Students
What to do next • Enroll on the Global Virtual Trainers Course • Associate £399.00 (2days) • Independent £750.00 (3 days) • License + 12 courses £4.500 (3 days) • Corporate from £6,000
Tutors Fee Paid per student WorkshopPayment online Block Pay Per Fee scale Fees No ofScale Fee % Student Rate DaysLevel 1 £90 - £399 8% 1 £65.00Level 2 £400 - £599 10% 2 £150.00Level 3 £600 - £999 12% 3 £270.00Level 4 £1000 - £2499 14% 5 £310.00 Online courses run for 20 working days. This is a price guide and subject to refinement and change. Jan 2012
Entry Level Explanations Enroll to become qualified as a Virtual Trainer 2 Day intense training course• Associate £399.00 (Become one of our online Virtual Tutors Trainer. Candidate cannot sell courses independently 2 days)• Independent £750.00 (Includes above and workshop presenter 3 days)• License + 12 branded courses £4.500 (Virtual Tutor Trainer, Workshop Presenter & Promote own courses 3 days)• Corporate from £6,000 (One White labeled course for in house training ).