These are the summary notes of research and references from my recent speaking engagement at the Charity Learning Consortium User Group meeting on behalf of the Learning Performance Institute.


“The issue is no longer whether or not online learning is or should occur, but rather how it is implemented”
from An Exploratory Study Comparing Two Modes of Preparation for Online Teaching


“Both students and tutors were positive about using … online tutoring, and … interactions were perceived as successful”
From Virtual Spaces: Employing a Synchronous Online Classroom to Facilitate Student Engagement in Online Learning


“Researched reasons for not using live online learning:
More “trouble than it’s worth”
Fear of technology
Hated web meeting/webinars: long and boring”
Summarised from Beat the Hype Cycle: Get people to use the web presentation tools you’ve paid for


“If instructors are aware of the ease in which virtual classrooms can be set up and used, they may be more inclined to use this technology to carry out online instruction more effectively”
From Use of Synchronous Virtual Classrooms: Why, Who, and How?


“Two key variables influence intention to make use of a technology: perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use”
From Factors affecting faculty use of learning technologies: implications for models of technology adoption

Modelling good practice
Practice, with coaching and support
Peers using Live Online Learning and sharing tips”
Based on work from Beat the Hype Cycle: Get people to use the web presentation tools you’ve paid for 

Ingredients to success of online learning:
Blended approach
Designed for online delivery
Delivered by passionate online professionals

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