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                             Wake ‘Em Up!
                   7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.
                                  By: Sharon L. Bowman, M.A.
                        President, Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc.
                                 Website: www.Bowperson.com
                                Email: SBowperson@gmail.com
                           Phone: 775-749-5247 Fax: 775-749-1891


Pre-Reading Notes: Before you begin                Please take 60 seconds to do the Fast
reading this article, please print the note-       Pass activity. As you continue reading,
taking worksheet titled “First Think It,           compare the strategies that you wrote
Then Ink It,” on page 9. You will also             down with the 7 tips in this article. Can
need a pen/pencil because you will be              any of your strategies be listed under any
writing on this worksheet as you read.             of the 7 tips?

This article is formatted using the 4 Cs
Accelerated Learning instructional de-             CONCEPTS
sign process. To get the most from this
article, you are encouraged to participate         E-learning means many things to many
along the way. You will learn more, and            people. For the sake of this article, we‘ll
be able to apply what you learn, because           define as e-learning any information that
of your participation.                             is electronically delivered. Included are:
                                                   teleconferences (audio only), webinars
For more information about the 4 Cs, log           (audio and visual), synchronous or dis-
onto www.Bowperson.com and down-                   tance learning (live, real-time, virtual
load the free article titled: “Bag It! A           classes), and asynchronous learning
Quick and Remarkably Easy Instruc-                 (computer-based courses attended by
tional Design Process.”                            individuals at times of their own choos-
                                                   ing).
CONNECTIONS
                                                   With the definition out of the way, let’s
                                                   toss out two false assumptions about e-
     One-Minute Fast Pass                          learning:
 On your note-                                     •   E-learning is boring (it doesn’t have
 taking worksheet,                                     to be).
 jot down the names
 or descriptions of a
 few interactive e-                                •   E-learning is not interactive (it
 learning strategies                                   should be!).
 you have used or
 have seen used.                                   As with face-to-face training, the prob-
                                                   lems of boring and non-interactive e-
                                                   learning programs lie with the design
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and delivery, not with the content or the         •   Interview an “expert” (someone who
learners. Even the most complex, techni-              knows more than you do about the
cal material can be made both interesting             topic), and be ready to tell the class
and interactive in quick, easy ways. And              what you learned.
even the most passive learners can be
invited to participate in short, interest-        •   “Google” the training topic, or key-
catching learning activities. In fact, in             words related to the topic, and be
order for any real learning to take place,            ready to share what you learned
both interest and interactivity have to be            from your internet search.
part of the program. Humans don’t learn
well unless they are interested and in-           •   Ask co-workers what they know or
volved throughout an entire learning ex-              have heard about the topic and make
perience.                                             a list of facts and opinions. Be ready
                                                      to send this information via email to
So, how do you go about creating inter-               the other class members.
esting, interactive e-learning programs?
Here are six simple ways to get started:          •   Make up a short, pre-training quiz
                                                      with some questions you want an-
1. Send Out Warm-Ups with                             swered during the training. Send
Built-In Accountability.                              these questions via email to the in-
                                                      structor.
Warm-Ups are pre-program instructions,
                                                  Give learners choices. For example, they
sent via email, detailing a variety of
                                                  can choose two of the five options to do,
simple, topic-related activities learners
                                                  or do all but one, or do one of the given
can choose from before the e-learning
                                                  options and then make up one of their
class begins.
                                                  own.

                                                  Build in accountability with each option.
                                                  In other words, learners must show that
                                                  they did one or more Warm-Ups. In the
                                                  examples, learners must be ready to re-
                                                  port their findings to the class, or send
                                                  something to other learners or to the in-
                                                  structor.

                                                  During the e-learning program, begin
                                                  with some of the Warm-Up reports. Or
                                                  pause for a few minutes at different
                                                  times during the training to have volun-
Some examples are:
                                                  teers share their reports.
•   Make a list of as many topic-related
                                                  For an asynchronous course, learners can
    facts as you can that you already
                                                  email their findings to their supervisor,
    know. Be ready to state some of these
                                                  instructor, or to another person desig-
    facts during the class.
                                                  nated in the course.
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2. Create an Interesting                          they are writing just because they have
Graphic Organizer.                                the page in front of them. Instead, say
                                                  “This is profound, so write it down!” and
                                                  then STOP SPEAKING to give them
Email a graphic organizer, that is, a
                                                  time to do so.
note-taking page (pdf format works best)
to the learners - one that you’ve created
                                                  You can also direct learners to draw
before the e-learning class begins.
                                                  doodles (icons, cartoons, squiggles,
                                                  shapes, or images of metaphors) repre-
The note-taking page should be visually
                                                  senting the concepts being learned.
interesting, with plenty of space for writ-
                                                  Images help learners remember informa-
ing and doodling. It should NOT be a
                                                  tion longer than words alone.
Powerpoint® handout with slide images
and lines to write on - use these as re-
                                                  As an alternative to an instructor-created
sources only. Instead, the note-taking
                                                  graphic organizer, learners can create
worksheet should have topic-related
                                                  their own note-taking pages as well. Or
graphics, shapes, forms, and interesting
                                                  they can write notes on various other
places to write or doodle. See examples
                                                  materials: index cards, chart paper, tab-
in the article “Nifty Notes” on the web-
                                                  lets, paper bags, paper placemats, post-it
site www.Bowperson.com.
                                                  notes, and the like.

                                                  For asynchronous courses, printed in-
                                                  structions can direct learners to do the
                                                  same thing with note-taking pages, much
                                                  as this article has done with you, the
                                                  reader.

                                                  3. Begin with a Fast Pass.

                                                  At the beginning of an e-learning class,
                                                  participants are expecting introductions,
                                                  technical information, program agendas,
                                                  learning objectives, and any other
                                                  housekeeping details that most training
                                                  starts with. Imagine their surprise when
                                                  you direct them (via voice, slide, or
                                                  other visual) to jot down the three most
                                                  important things they learned from the
Send out an email reminder before the             Warm-Ups they chose, and be ready to
class that tells participants to print the        report this to the class. You give them a
note-taking page and have it, and a               minute or so to do this, then you begin
pen/pencil, ready when the class begins.          the class with their reports. If the class is
                                                  large, you might ask for only a few re-
During the program, be sure to stop and           ports, saving the rest until later in the
direct learners to write important words,         program.
phrases, or concepts. DON’T assume
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                                                  Other examples of the Fast Pass include:

                                                  •    In the chat room on the webinar
                                                       screen, jot down what you want to
                                                       learn from this class, or a question
                                                       you want answered.

                                                  •    On the webinar whiteboard, print a
                                                       word or phrase associated with the
                                                       topic.

                                                  •    Think of three things you already
What you are doing is creating interest                know about the topic. When you are
and involvement with a quick opening                   ready to tell the class what you
activity called a Fast Pass. This activity             know, press the “hand” icon to raise
connects learners to learners. It also                 your hand beside your name on the
connects learners to what they already                 screen.
know and what they will learn. Further-
more, it captures learners’ interest since        •    At your distance-learning site, brain-
it is an unexpected way to begin a train-              storm with the other participants
ing. The novelty and immediate in-                     what you already know about the
volvement motivate learners to pay                     topic, and write your list on a chart
attention. Later in the course, they will              paper.
link what they already know to the new
information being presented.
                                                          One-Minute Fill-in-the-
After this quick, opening activity, you
                                                                Blanks
can include introductions, technical in-
formation, agendas, and all the rest.                 On your note-taking
                                                      worksheet, fill in the
For teleconferences, you verbally state               blanks for the first 3
what you want learners to do. For dis-                interactive e-learning
tance learning, each site’s participants              tips. Check your an-
                                                      swers by rereading the
can report to their respective site group.
                                                      article up to this point.
For asynchronous programs, the printed
instructions can direct learners to write a
short summary of what they learned in
the Warm-Ups, and send it to you via              Once you have done the 60-second re-
email.                                            view activity described in the slide
                                                  above, please continue reading.




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4. Follow the 10-Minute Rule.                     •    Think and Write - On your note-
                                                       taking page, write one sentence
Regardless of the type of e-learning class             summarizing what you just learned.
you are facilitating, ALWAYS use the
ten-minute rule, that is, break up your           •    Pair Share - In the chat room (or at
slides, lectures, or printed material into             your distance learning site) pair up
segments of about ten minutes in length.               with another participant and share
In between each ten-minute segment,                    the two most important facts from the
insert a short, one-minute activity that               lecture.
gives learners the opportunity to review
the information you just presented.               •    Shout Out - As a group, we need to
                                                       state 8 new things we now know
                                                       about the topic.

                                                  •    Whiteboard Writing - We’ll now take
                                                       one minute for everyone to quickly
                                                       write a word or phrase related to the
                                                       information just covered.

                                                  5. Build in Body Breaks.

                                                  Stop reading this article now and do the
Why ten minutes? Because that is the              one-minute Body Break described in the
average amount of time most people are            slide below:
used to listening to information being
presented. Prime-time television pro-
grams run about ten minutes in length,                  One-Minute Body Break
between commercial breaks. People
                                                      During the next 60
have become habituated to this time
                                                      seconds, stand,
frame, especially in “television-                     stretch, yawn, and
saturated” cultures like the U.S., where              take a couple of deep
TV viewing approaches 4 hours per day                 breaths. Walk one
per viewer.                                           time around your
                                                      chair or office and
You don’t need to simplify your content;              then sit back down.
just divide it into smaller lecture seg-
ments. Close enough is okay. Ten min-
utes is a guideline. Sometimes 15 - 20            The slide above just instructed you to
minutes will work as well, but lecture            stand and move. Could you instruct your
longer than 20 minutes and you will               e-learning participants to do the same?
definitely be losing participants’ interest.      Of course you can! There is no rule that
                                                  says they have to be sitting during the
Here are a few examples of the one-               entire class. However, there IS one pow-
minute review activities you can insert           erful reason for learners to stand and
between lecture segments:

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move, especially during a lengthy train-          •   Mini-Walkabout - Stand up, and
ing: the human brain works better when                walk one time around your chair,
the learner is standing and moving                    breathing deeply as you do so.
around.
                                                  •   Micro-Macro Stretches - A micro
Movement makes the blood circulate                    stretch is a small muscle like fingers
better which, in turn, sends more oxygen              and toes. A macro stretch is a large
to the brain. When training participants,             muscle like arms and legs. We need a
even in e-learning classes, stand and                 volunteer to verbally lead us in a mi-
stretch, they wake up their bodies and                cro or macro stretch, telling us all
minds.                                                what part of the body to stretch as
                                                      we stand.

                                                  Written instructions for asynchronous
                                                  programs can be printed directly into the
                                                  material, much as the One-Minute Body
                                                  Break was included as part of this arti-
                                                  cle.

                                                  6. Become Familiar with
                                                  Interactive Features - and Use
                                                  Them.

Will they do it? You have no way of
knowing for sure, but they probably will.
After all, you are the “teacher” and they
are used to doing what teachers tell them
to do. Besides that, they’ll feel better
standing and stretching after sitting for
awhile. So the suggestion benefits them
on many levels.

Vary the movements each time you sug-
gest a stretch. And tell them why stand-          Many computer-based programs have a
ing and moving helps them learn.                  number of interactive features built into
                                                  them now. Explore the ones that are
Some examples are:                                available to you and become familiar
                                                  enough with them that you don’t have to
•   Stand, Stretch, and Speak - Stand up,         learn them “on the fly,” that is, while
    stretch your body, and then state a           you are training. Such interactive fea-
    topic-related fact you have learned           tures may include: whiteboards, chat
    that you didn’t know before.                  rooms, hand icons, polling, applause,
                                                  and other visual signals. You can also


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have participants circle important con-           If you know how to set up a quick blog
cepts with the electronic pencil, draw            or wiki site, these can be ways to
doodle representations of important con-          lengthen the learning as well. Instruct
cepts on the whiteboard, or fill in the           participants in how to access the blog or
blanks.                                           wiki to post their after-training insights,
                                                  questions, best practices, etc. For more
7. Lengthen the Learning with                     information on these two electronic
                                                  learning tools, do an internet (google)
Follow-Up Action Plans.
                                                  search, or look over the blog and wiki
                                                  books listed on www.amazon.com.
Action Plans are the learners’ written or
verbal commitments to use what they
have learned. As such, Action Plans help
learners review and evaluate the new                    One-Minute Fill-in-the-
information as they decide how they will                      Blanks
put it all to practical use back on the job.        On your note-taking
Action Plans can also have an account-              worksheet, fill in the
ability piece built into them as well.              blanks for the last 4
                                                    interactive e-learning
Here are a few examples:                            tips. Check your an-
                                                    swers by skimming
•   On your graphic organizer, write                the past 3 pages.
    one or two sentences describing how
    you plan to use this information at
    work. Also write the name of one
    other employee (or your supervisor)           CONCRETE PRACTICE
    whom you will discuss your Action
    Plan with.
                                                  Look back through this article now, and
                                                  circle two or three interactive strategies
•   In the chat room, write your Action
                                                  you have decided to include in your next
    Plan for how you plan to apply what
                                                  e-learning class. When you have time,
    you’ve learned. Put your name be-
                                                  re-design an entire e-learning program
    side your plan. We’ll copy the Action
                                                  using these or other interactive strategies
    Plans and email them out to every-
                                                  from this article.
    one when the class is over.
                                                  As part of the Concrete Practice for this
•   On an index card, write one thing
                                                  article, you can also do a quick Myth or
    you can do immediately with what
                                                  Fact game to review major concepts. See
    you have learned. Tape this index
                                                  the game instructions and cards on the
    card to your desk or bulletin board
                                                  following page.
    at work. Send an email to the in-
    structor in a week letting her know
    how your Action Plan is going.




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Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.                                           82



                 One-Minute Myth or Fact                       CONCLUSIONS

              Sort the cards below
              into two groups by                                   One-Minute Action Plan
              labeling each card M
              for Myth or F for Fact                             Think about what
              (careful: this isn’t                               you have learned.
              True or False!). Then                              On your note-taking
              check your answers.                                worksheet, describe
                                                                 your Action Plan:
                                                                 how you plan to use
                                                                 what you have
                                                                 learned.
                              2. Standing and mov-
1. E-learning should          ing helps participants
be lecture-based, with        learn better.                    Do the 60-second Action Plan described
minimal interaction.                                           on the slide above. Then continue read-
                                        3. Accountability      ing.
                                        means learners have
                                        to show they did the   Of course, by now you realize that this
                                        activity.              article “walked the talk,” that is, it mod-
   4. Graphic organizers
   are note-taking tools.                                      eled many ways to create an interactive
                                                               learning experience, even when the in-
                      5. Learners must re-                     formation-delivery method is just read-
                      main seated during an                    ing. If a printed article like this can be
                      e-learning                               made interactive, imagine what you can
                      class.                                   do with other e-learning media!
                                  6. To create interest,
  7. Divide your lecture          send out pre-program         Be creative! Experiment with these
  material into 10-               Warm-Ups.                    strategies, make up your own, and share
  minute segments.                                             what you have discovered. Begin to de-
                                                               sign e-learning programs that capture
                8. End with participant-
                                                               and hold the interest and involvement of
                created Action Plans.                          your learners from the moment they log
                                                               on until the moment they log off.
                                   9. Begin with introduc-
                                   tions, agendas, and         You’ll “wake ‘em up” and keep them
                                   technical information.      interested, learning, involved, and want-
                                                               ing more when the e-learning experience
                                                               is over!
                         Answer Key
         1. M               2. F           3. F                 ***********************
         4. F               5. M           6. F
         7. F               8. F           9. M

         How did you do? If you got them all, bravo!
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Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.                                           83

        Note-Taking:
First Think It, Then Ink It!

Topic: 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.

Fast Pass: In this box, take one minute to jot down the names
or descriptions of a few interactive e-learning strategies you have used or have seen used.




                                      Fill-in-the-Blanks:
                              7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.

 Fill in the blanks with the missing words.

 1. Send out _____________ ________ with built-in ___________________________.

 2. Create an interesting __________________ ____________________________.

 3. Begin with a _______________          ____________________.

 4. Follow the _________ - __________________ rule.

 5. Build in ____________________ _________________________.

 6. Become familiar with _________________________ features.

 7. Lengthen the learning with follow-up _______________ _________________.


 My Action Plan: In the space below, describe how you plan to use what you have learned.




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Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning.                                               84


This article is part of Sharon’s newest
book, to be published in 2008 by Pfeiffer
Co., a division of John Wiley & Sons.
Log onto www.amazon.com for Sharon’s
five popular training books already in
print.

Log onto Sharon’s website at
www.Bowperson.com for other free,
downloadable PDF-formatted articles
about effective training.

 ***********************
 Resources for this article:

 The Accelerated Learning Handbook.
 David Meier                                           Sharon Bowman helps educators and
                                                       business people “teach it quick and
 Mapping Inner Space.                                  make it stick,” - fine-tuning their in-
 ***********************
 Nancy Margulies                                       formation-delivery skills and turning
                                                       their passive listeners into active learn-
 Michael Allen’s Guide to E-Learning.
 Michael Allen                                         ers.

 Preventing Death by Lecture.                          Sharon is also the president of Bowper-
 Sharon Bowman                                         son Publishing & Training, Inc., profes-
                                                       sional member of The National
 The Ten-Minute Trainer.                               Speakers Association (NSA), and
 Sharon Bowman                                         member of The American Society of
                                                       Training and Development (ASTD).
 **********************
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 *                                                     books are already in print.

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                                                       her books and training services, log
                                                       onto www.Bowperson.com, or email
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  • 1. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 75 Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. By: Sharon L. Bowman, M.A. President, Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. Website: www.Bowperson.com Email: SBowperson@gmail.com Phone: 775-749-5247 Fax: 775-749-1891 Pre-Reading Notes: Before you begin Please take 60 seconds to do the Fast reading this article, please print the note- Pass activity. As you continue reading, taking worksheet titled “First Think It, compare the strategies that you wrote Then Ink It,” on page 9. You will also down with the 7 tips in this article. Can need a pen/pencil because you will be any of your strategies be listed under any writing on this worksheet as you read. of the 7 tips? This article is formatted using the 4 Cs Accelerated Learning instructional de- CONCEPTS sign process. To get the most from this article, you are encouraged to participate E-learning means many things to many along the way. You will learn more, and people. For the sake of this article, we‘ll be able to apply what you learn, because define as e-learning any information that of your participation. is electronically delivered. Included are: teleconferences (audio only), webinars For more information about the 4 Cs, log (audio and visual), synchronous or dis- onto www.Bowperson.com and down- tance learning (live, real-time, virtual load the free article titled: “Bag It! A classes), and asynchronous learning Quick and Remarkably Easy Instruc- (computer-based courses attended by tional Design Process.” individuals at times of their own choos- ing). CONNECTIONS With the definition out of the way, let’s toss out two false assumptions about e- One-Minute Fast Pass learning: On your note- • E-learning is boring (it doesn’t have taking worksheet, to be). jot down the names or descriptions of a few interactive e- • E-learning is not interactive (it learning strategies should be!). you have used or have seen used. As with face-to-face training, the prob- lems of boring and non-interactive e- learning programs lie with the design www.Bowperson.com 775-749-5247 SBowperson@gmail.com ©2007 Sharon L. Bowman All rights reserved.
  • 2. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 76 and delivery, not with the content or the • Interview an “expert” (someone who learners. Even the most complex, techni- knows more than you do about the cal material can be made both interesting topic), and be ready to tell the class and interactive in quick, easy ways. And what you learned. even the most passive learners can be invited to participate in short, interest- • “Google” the training topic, or key- catching learning activities. In fact, in words related to the topic, and be order for any real learning to take place, ready to share what you learned both interest and interactivity have to be from your internet search. part of the program. Humans don’t learn well unless they are interested and in- • Ask co-workers what they know or volved throughout an entire learning ex- have heard about the topic and make perience. a list of facts and opinions. Be ready to send this information via email to So, how do you go about creating inter- the other class members. esting, interactive e-learning programs? Here are six simple ways to get started: • Make up a short, pre-training quiz with some questions you want an- 1. Send Out Warm-Ups with swered during the training. Send Built-In Accountability. these questions via email to the in- structor. Warm-Ups are pre-program instructions, Give learners choices. For example, they sent via email, detailing a variety of can choose two of the five options to do, simple, topic-related activities learners or do all but one, or do one of the given can choose from before the e-learning options and then make up one of their class begins. own. Build in accountability with each option. In other words, learners must show that they did one or more Warm-Ups. In the examples, learners must be ready to re- port their findings to the class, or send something to other learners or to the in- structor. During the e-learning program, begin with some of the Warm-Up reports. Or pause for a few minutes at different times during the training to have volun- Some examples are: teers share their reports. • Make a list of as many topic-related For an asynchronous course, learners can facts as you can that you already email their findings to their supervisor, know. Be ready to state some of these instructor, or to another person desig- facts during the class. nated in the course. Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 3. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 77 2. Create an Interesting they are writing just because they have Graphic Organizer. the page in front of them. Instead, say “This is profound, so write it down!” and then STOP SPEAKING to give them Email a graphic organizer, that is, a time to do so. note-taking page (pdf format works best) to the learners - one that you’ve created You can also direct learners to draw before the e-learning class begins. doodles (icons, cartoons, squiggles, shapes, or images of metaphors) repre- The note-taking page should be visually senting the concepts being learned. interesting, with plenty of space for writ- Images help learners remember informa- ing and doodling. It should NOT be a tion longer than words alone. Powerpoint® handout with slide images and lines to write on - use these as re- As an alternative to an instructor-created sources only. Instead, the note-taking graphic organizer, learners can create worksheet should have topic-related their own note-taking pages as well. Or graphics, shapes, forms, and interesting they can write notes on various other places to write or doodle. See examples materials: index cards, chart paper, tab- in the article “Nifty Notes” on the web- lets, paper bags, paper placemats, post-it site www.Bowperson.com. notes, and the like. For asynchronous courses, printed in- structions can direct learners to do the same thing with note-taking pages, much as this article has done with you, the reader. 3. Begin with a Fast Pass. At the beginning of an e-learning class, participants are expecting introductions, technical information, program agendas, learning objectives, and any other housekeeping details that most training starts with. Imagine their surprise when you direct them (via voice, slide, or other visual) to jot down the three most important things they learned from the Send out an email reminder before the Warm-Ups they chose, and be ready to class that tells participants to print the report this to the class. You give them a note-taking page and have it, and a minute or so to do this, then you begin pen/pencil, ready when the class begins. the class with their reports. If the class is large, you might ask for only a few re- During the program, be sure to stop and ports, saving the rest until later in the direct learners to write important words, program. phrases, or concepts. DON’T assume Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 4. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 78 Other examples of the Fast Pass include: • In the chat room on the webinar screen, jot down what you want to learn from this class, or a question you want answered. • On the webinar whiteboard, print a word or phrase associated with the topic. • Think of three things you already What you are doing is creating interest know about the topic. When you are and involvement with a quick opening ready to tell the class what you activity called a Fast Pass. This activity know, press the “hand” icon to raise connects learners to learners. It also your hand beside your name on the connects learners to what they already screen. know and what they will learn. Further- more, it captures learners’ interest since • At your distance-learning site, brain- it is an unexpected way to begin a train- storm with the other participants ing. The novelty and immediate in- what you already know about the volvement motivate learners to pay topic, and write your list on a chart attention. Later in the course, they will paper. link what they already know to the new information being presented. One-Minute Fill-in-the- After this quick, opening activity, you Blanks can include introductions, technical in- formation, agendas, and all the rest. On your note-taking worksheet, fill in the For teleconferences, you verbally state blanks for the first 3 what you want learners to do. For dis- interactive e-learning tance learning, each site’s participants tips. Check your an- swers by rereading the can report to their respective site group. article up to this point. For asynchronous programs, the printed instructions can direct learners to write a short summary of what they learned in the Warm-Ups, and send it to you via Once you have done the 60-second re- email. view activity described in the slide above, please continue reading. Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 5. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 79 4. Follow the 10-Minute Rule. • Think and Write - On your note- taking page, write one sentence Regardless of the type of e-learning class summarizing what you just learned. you are facilitating, ALWAYS use the ten-minute rule, that is, break up your • Pair Share - In the chat room (or at slides, lectures, or printed material into your distance learning site) pair up segments of about ten minutes in length. with another participant and share In between each ten-minute segment, the two most important facts from the insert a short, one-minute activity that lecture. gives learners the opportunity to review the information you just presented. • Shout Out - As a group, we need to state 8 new things we now know about the topic. • Whiteboard Writing - We’ll now take one minute for everyone to quickly write a word or phrase related to the information just covered. 5. Build in Body Breaks. Stop reading this article now and do the Why ten minutes? Because that is the one-minute Body Break described in the average amount of time most people are slide below: used to listening to information being presented. Prime-time television pro- grams run about ten minutes in length, One-Minute Body Break between commercial breaks. People During the next 60 have become habituated to this time seconds, stand, frame, especially in “television- stretch, yawn, and saturated” cultures like the U.S., where take a couple of deep TV viewing approaches 4 hours per day breaths. Walk one per viewer. time around your chair or office and You don’t need to simplify your content; then sit back down. just divide it into smaller lecture seg- ments. Close enough is okay. Ten min- utes is a guideline. Sometimes 15 - 20 The slide above just instructed you to minutes will work as well, but lecture stand and move. Could you instruct your longer than 20 minutes and you will e-learning participants to do the same? definitely be losing participants’ interest. Of course you can! There is no rule that says they have to be sitting during the Here are a few examples of the one- entire class. However, there IS one pow- minute review activities you can insert erful reason for learners to stand and between lecture segments: Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 6. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 80 move, especially during a lengthy train- • Mini-Walkabout - Stand up, and ing: the human brain works better when walk one time around your chair, the learner is standing and moving breathing deeply as you do so. around. • Micro-Macro Stretches - A micro Movement makes the blood circulate stretch is a small muscle like fingers better which, in turn, sends more oxygen and toes. A macro stretch is a large to the brain. When training participants, muscle like arms and legs. We need a even in e-learning classes, stand and volunteer to verbally lead us in a mi- stretch, they wake up their bodies and cro or macro stretch, telling us all minds. what part of the body to stretch as we stand. Written instructions for asynchronous programs can be printed directly into the material, much as the One-Minute Body Break was included as part of this arti- cle. 6. Become Familiar with Interactive Features - and Use Them. Will they do it? You have no way of knowing for sure, but they probably will. After all, you are the “teacher” and they are used to doing what teachers tell them to do. Besides that, they’ll feel better standing and stretching after sitting for awhile. So the suggestion benefits them on many levels. Vary the movements each time you sug- gest a stretch. And tell them why stand- Many computer-based programs have a ing and moving helps them learn. number of interactive features built into them now. Explore the ones that are Some examples are: available to you and become familiar enough with them that you don’t have to • Stand, Stretch, and Speak - Stand up, learn them “on the fly,” that is, while stretch your body, and then state a you are training. Such interactive fea- topic-related fact you have learned tures may include: whiteboards, chat that you didn’t know before. rooms, hand icons, polling, applause, and other visual signals. You can also Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 7. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 81 have participants circle important con- If you know how to set up a quick blog cepts with the electronic pencil, draw or wiki site, these can be ways to doodle representations of important con- lengthen the learning as well. Instruct cepts on the whiteboard, or fill in the participants in how to access the blog or blanks. wiki to post their after-training insights, questions, best practices, etc. For more 7. Lengthen the Learning with information on these two electronic learning tools, do an internet (google) Follow-Up Action Plans. search, or look over the blog and wiki books listed on www.amazon.com. Action Plans are the learners’ written or verbal commitments to use what they have learned. As such, Action Plans help learners review and evaluate the new One-Minute Fill-in-the- information as they decide how they will Blanks put it all to practical use back on the job. On your note-taking Action Plans can also have an account- worksheet, fill in the ability piece built into them as well. blanks for the last 4 interactive e-learning Here are a few examples: tips. Check your an- swers by skimming • On your graphic organizer, write the past 3 pages. one or two sentences describing how you plan to use this information at work. Also write the name of one other employee (or your supervisor) CONCRETE PRACTICE whom you will discuss your Action Plan with. Look back through this article now, and circle two or three interactive strategies • In the chat room, write your Action you have decided to include in your next Plan for how you plan to apply what e-learning class. When you have time, you’ve learned. Put your name be- re-design an entire e-learning program side your plan. We’ll copy the Action using these or other interactive strategies Plans and email them out to every- from this article. one when the class is over. As part of the Concrete Practice for this • On an index card, write one thing article, you can also do a quick Myth or you can do immediately with what Fact game to review major concepts. See you have learned. Tape this index the game instructions and cards on the card to your desk or bulletin board following page. at work. Send an email to the in- structor in a week letting her know how your Action Plan is going. Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 8. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 82 One-Minute Myth or Fact CONCLUSIONS Sort the cards below into two groups by One-Minute Action Plan labeling each card M for Myth or F for Fact Think about what (careful: this isn’t you have learned. True or False!). Then On your note-taking check your answers. worksheet, describe your Action Plan: how you plan to use what you have learned. 2. Standing and mov- 1. E-learning should ing helps participants be lecture-based, with learn better. Do the 60-second Action Plan described minimal interaction. on the slide above. Then continue read- 3. Accountability ing. means learners have to show they did the Of course, by now you realize that this activity. article “walked the talk,” that is, it mod- 4. Graphic organizers are note-taking tools. eled many ways to create an interactive learning experience, even when the in- 5. Learners must re- formation-delivery method is just read- main seated during an ing. If a printed article like this can be e-learning made interactive, imagine what you can class. do with other e-learning media! 6. To create interest, 7. Divide your lecture send out pre-program Be creative! Experiment with these material into 10- Warm-Ups. strategies, make up your own, and share minute segments. what you have discovered. Begin to de- sign e-learning programs that capture 8. End with participant- and hold the interest and involvement of created Action Plans. your learners from the moment they log on until the moment they log off. 9. Begin with introduc- tions, agendas, and You’ll “wake ‘em up” and keep them technical information. interested, learning, involved, and want- ing more when the e-learning experience is over! Answer Key 1. M 2. F 3. F *********************** 4. F 5. M 6. F 7. F 8. F 9. M How did you do? If you got them all, bravo! Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 9. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 83 Note-Taking: First Think It, Then Ink It! Topic: 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. Fast Pass: In this box, take one minute to jot down the names or descriptions of a few interactive e-learning strategies you have used or have seen used. Fill-in-the-Blanks: 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. Fill in the blanks with the missing words. 1. Send out _____________ ________ with built-in ___________________________. 2. Create an interesting __________________ ____________________________. 3. Begin with a _______________ ____________________. 4. Follow the _________ - __________________ rule. 5. Build in ____________________ _________________________. 6. Become familiar with _________________________ features. 7. Lengthen the learning with follow-up _______________ _________________. My Action Plan: In the space below, describe how you plan to use what you have learned. Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved.
  • 10. Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning. 84 This article is part of Sharon’s newest book, to be published in 2008 by Pfeiffer Co., a division of John Wiley & Sons. Log onto www.amazon.com for Sharon’s five popular training books already in print. Log onto Sharon’s website at www.Bowperson.com for other free, downloadable PDF-formatted articles about effective training. *********************** Resources for this article: The Accelerated Learning Handbook. David Meier Sharon Bowman helps educators and business people “teach it quick and Mapping Inner Space. make it stick,” - fine-tuning their in- *********************** Nancy Margulies formation-delivery skills and turning their passive listeners into active learn- Michael Allen’s Guide to E-Learning. Michael Allen ers. Preventing Death by Lecture. Sharon is also the president of Bowper- Sharon Bowman son Publishing & Training, Inc., profes- sional member of The National The Ten-Minute Trainer. Speakers Association (NSA), and Sharon Bowman member of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). ********************** *********************** Over 70,000 of her popular training * books are already in print. For more information about Sharon and her books and training services, log onto www.Bowperson.com, or email her at SBowperson@gmail.com. For book orders, go to: www.amazon.com www.trainerswarehouse.com Bowperson Publishing at 775-749-5247 The following page contains a “Bag It!” ******************** job-aid for you - feel free to print it and Bowpersonyour next training. use it in Publishing & Training, Inc. 775-749-5247 www.Bowperson.com SBowperson@aol.com ©2007 All rights reserved. You can also reprint this article and share it with colleagues - just please cite the source.