Using Virtual Classroom Tools in Unconventional Ways

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2014 - March 21, 2014

Beverly Floyd

Learning Specialist
Zeiders Enterprises

Barbara Geisler

Senior Learning Specialist
Zeiders Enterprises

Can chat pods be used for more than just chatting? Can you measure learning performance with a poll? Can you raise your hand for something other than a question? For years, our virtual-classroom tools have been yearning to let loose from the chains of predictable uses. Discover ways to break out of the cookie-cutter mold, and creative ways of using some of the tools universal to most platforms that can ramp up participation and learning.

This session will demonstrate how to use take virtual-platform tools to the next level of facilitation and interactivity. Session participants will examine several webinar tools that are available in most virtual platforms, and explore the many ways you can incorporate them into training to achieve performance-based learning objectives. You’ll use detailed training aids with suggested uses during the session, and be able to download them after the session to support learning transfer to the workplace. PowerPoint slides will provide visual support while social-media connections will provide ongoing knowledge sharing and collaborative support.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to construct interactive learning activities using three webinar tools available in most platforms
  • How to maximize participation with large or small webinar audiences
  • Ways to improve facilitation by incorporating innovative techniques
  • Approaches to improve learner retention by allowing opportunities to apply and practice new information

Audience:
Designers and developers. Knowledge of virtual-learning platforms such as Adobe Connect, Citrix, or Blackboard will be helpful.

Technology discussed in this session:
Various virtual classroom tools.

Student technology needs:
N/A

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