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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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P02 BYOL: How to Adapt Traditional Classroom Design for Virtual Instruction

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 20


How do you bring your traditional training up to date using virtual classrooms and other tools? You know your classroom training needs a makeover, but you don’t know where to start, and you can’t afford to hire a team of experts. It seems like you’re trapped using old technologies and even older methodologies. You might even question whether you and your organization are ready to learn in new ways.

Whether you want to simply enhance a few classes by adding online follow-up webinars or you want to completely transform how your organization learns with mobile and tablet technologies, participants in this workshop will get a toolkit of resources and a strategy to get the job done. Bring your toughest training challenges, and you’ll learn to design solutions that leave your organization impressed with your training makeovers and eager to see more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to adapt traditional classroom design for virtual classroom delivery
  • What an effective online learning session looks like—and what makes it good
  • Ways to engage learners by integrating available resources inside and alongside the virtual classroom
  • How to make design interactions for your chosen virtual classroom platform
  • How to use a storyboard template to organize and document the details of your lesson plan
  • How to visually and instructionally improve your virtual training content
  • How to evolve your presentation skills to connect with online learners
  • How to prepare for successful sessions using proven delivery techniques and guidelines

Trainers, training managers, instructional designers, and one-person training departments who need to learn how to transition from ILT to virtual classroom delivery.

Technology discussed in this session:
Various virtual classroom platforms.

Participant technology requirements:
A wireless, network-accessible laptop.

Karen Hyder


Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and "Best of" Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for

Melissa Chambers

Online Instructional Specialist

MSC Consulting

Melissa Chambers is an online instructional specialist at MSC Consulting and a contract speaker coach/host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and Guild Academy. Melissa has over 19 years’ experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design for online learning, and has spearheaded award-winning programs in eLearning, process improvement, and strategic development. Melissa has a passion for lifelong learning, technology, cultivating creativity, and having fun while working.

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