Author name: Jo Cook (@lightbulbjo)

Virtual classroom train the trainer

Virtual classrooms – it’s all about the human connection!

In the last year and a half, pretty much the whole working world went virtual during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether it was meetings or conferences, the use of Zoom, Teams and so on sky rocketed, “Zoom fatigue” became a thing and we often felt the disconnect when were previously used to so much face-to-face contact. …

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Facilitation in the virtual world – 5 key changes and what they mean for you

By anyone’s measure, 2020 was quite the year for digital learning! In early 2020, as lockdowns started, more and more of us went live online. The eLearning Guild survey in March 2020 found that 86% of respondents had at least one or more events moving to an online format. We’ve all seen the stats about …

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Live online learning design: interactions and activities

An interaction is about two or more people communication. It’s all about a response from or discussion with attendees. In live online learning sessions this would be via the platform you are using to connect (Zoom, Webex, Teams, Connect etc) and using the tools available to you. This could be a closed question with a …

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Don’t waste your live online session – interact with your audience

I’m attending, and have been attending, lots of live online virtual conferences and seminars this year, as so many others have. What I’m finding especially frustrating today is that so many speakers aren’t adapting to what live online sessions offer. I’m in sessions where it’s just listening to people, there’s an empty, lonely chat window …

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