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  • There is an increasing demand for online and distance courses in colleges and universities.Online learning can be delivered through a number of mediums:Can you name a few online mediums:BlogsWikisWebsitesThe focus of today’s presentation is: Virtual Classroom as a medium for Online Learning
  • What are the main reasons cited for choosing a virtual classroom in favour of a physical classroom? Flexibility Cost Savings Global appeal Interactivity
  • Name two Virtual Classroom Platforms Synchronous Asynchronous
  • What are the primary uses of a virtual Classroom? Community of Practice (CoP) Town Hall meetings Training Webinars
  • What is a major benefit of a virtual classroom? Possible to create a Synchronous classroom record it and distribute it as an Asynchronous Classrooms
  • Disadvantages Login and password information Invitation to join a meeting System requirements
  • What are the most important skills for training online?
  • Virtual Classrooms

    1. 1. Virtual Classrooms as a mediumfor online learning
    2. 2. Agenda Virtual Classroom Overview Virtual Classroom as a medium for learning Storyboard – Step four  Assess your mastery of a virtual classroom features and functions
    3. 3. What are Virtual Classrooms ?Virtual Classrooms areclassrooms that are availablevia an internet connectionand a physical or mobilecomputer to teach, train andcollaborate……
    4. 4. Popular Virtual Classrooms in Education Adobe Connect Moodle Blackboard WizIQ
    5. 5. Popular Commercial Virtual Classrooms GoToWebinar Citrix IMeet Webex ZOHO WebMeetLive
    6. 6. Virtual Classroom methods Of transmission Synchronous Asynchronous
    7. 7. Primary uses of a Virtual Classrooms? Community of Practice (CoP) Town Hall meetings Training Webinars Collaboration (group work) Projects
    8. 8. What are your views on using VirtualClassrooms to facilitate learning?What are some to the advantages?What would you say are some of thelimitations?
    9. 9. Major benefit of a virtual classroomPossibility to create aSynchronous event, have itrecorded and make it availableas an Asynchronous event forfuture use….
    10. 10. Limitations Login and password Invitation to join a meeting System requirements Cost License fees
    11. 11. Irrespective of the level ofsophistication of the VirtualClassroom software, that in andof itself does not ensurelearning….
    12. 12. It is how the training isdesigned anddelivered that counts….
    13. 13. Linking pedagogy, technology and learner needs Relevant Interactive project-based collaborative, while providing some choice or control over their learning
    14. 14. Online instructor readiness Instructor’s technical competencies Instructor’s ability to teach online are critical to the quality of online educationKyong-Jee Kim, Curtis J. B (2006) The Future of Online Teaching andLearning in Higher EducationEDUCAUSE QUARTERLY 30 • Number 42006
    15. 15. Most Important Skills Moderation Facilitation Develop or plan high quality online courses
    16. 16. How to acquire Moderation andFacilitation skills?
    17. 17. Register for Rosanna’s eModerating in aSynchronous Virtual Classroom Tutorial
    18. 18. You will acquire: Tips, Tools & ResourcesTo plan and prepare dynamicvirtual classroom sessions andenhance your performance as ane-moderator/e-facilitator
    19. 19. Ref: Planning Webinar 104 Step Four Screen 6/17Title: Planning to moderating a Peer-to Peer Community of Practice meeting in Zenlive ClassroomAgendaStep 1. PlanningStep 2. AssessknowledgeStep 3. ObjectiveStep 4. ZenliveClassroomStep 5. TentativeAgendaStep 6. Guest SpeakerStep 6.1 Assess GuestStep 7. MeetingstructureStep 8. InvitationStep 9. AssessParticipantsStep 9.1 AssessknowledgeStep 10. Reminder Visual: Zenlive Landing Page and Zenlive Classroom meeting roomAgenda overviewEnd of WebinarEvaluation
    20. 20. Step FourAssess your mastery of a Virtual Classroom functions and features

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