207 Increasing Retention by Putting Virtual Learners in the Driver’s Seat
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 25
Adults learn by doing what they’re being taught. As a virtual trainer, it’s your job to get them “doing.” But sometimes you may find your audience multitasking instead of engaging with the content, and as a result, their learning suffers. How can you keep people actively “doing” within the confines of your virtual platform?
In this session, you’ll discover unique ways to use your existing virtual tools to go beyond the basics and drive more audience engagement. You’ll learn best practices for breakout rooms, creative activities to implement throughout your training, how to engage attendees through the whiteboard, what to do when you have a mixed audience (some virtual and some live), workarounds for platform-specific barriers, and collaboration tools to continue learning after training is complete. Throughout the session, you’ll also get tips on the various platforms that can help you accomplish these activities and increase your learners' retention, no matter what your subject matter.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to increase learner retention by incorporating purposeful action-drive learning into live online training
- About unique and creative ways to use your existing virtual tools beyond the basics
- How to increase people’s confidence with using virtual tools
- About new platforms and virtual tools to incorporate into your live online training
Intermediate to advanced designers and managers with a working knowledge of live online training.
Technology discussed in this session:
Various platforms, including Adobe Connect. Laptops are not required, however attendees with laptops will have the opportunity to participate in a session demo.
President and Founder
Sheri Jeavons is the president and founder of Power Presentations. Since 1993, she and her team of consultants have trained more than 22,000 professionals from a variety of Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as FedEx, Marathon Petroleum, Goodyear, Bayer, and NASA. She is also a thought leader on the topic of virtual communications and has been selected to speak on the topic at many industry-leading training conferences, including ATD TechKnowledge, ATD International, and Training 2017.