Facilitation

Facilitation – an introduction

In a previous blog post I started what I hope to be a discussion with you about instruction and facilitation in Learning and Development. In this post I want to start unpicking what facilitation means more broadly and what it means in a training arena and for online delivery. “Group facilitation”, writes Roger Schwarz, “is …

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Why we need to plan questions in the online classroom

In the online classroom, one of the biggest things to get used to is not being in the same room. This is both for the trainer/facilitator and attendees. Not being in the same place means we loose observation and reaction to body language and the human element of face to face. We can use video, but …

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Impressions from The Virtual Learning Show #4

Design is everything: five techniques for designing an interactive virtual class Cindy Huggett had some great interaction from the beginning in the chat and with Cindy using polls and a separate chat window to understand our role and find out our burning questions. The five techniques for interactive virtual design: defining great design great openings …

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Impressions from LSG13 Conference – Ensuring true interaction in live online learning

Tweets from this session used #T2S1 Philip Green, Co-founder and Director of Onlignment, opened his session with the Kenneth H. Blanchard quote “none of us is as smart as all of us”, encouraging the audience that we might learn from each other. Phil encouraged some interaction in the room at our tables discussing differences between …

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Virtual Learning Show – Matt Turner interview – #VLS13

I caught up with Matt Turner, Director at Live Time Learning, before he put the final touches to his Virtual Learning Show (VLS) session about why there is sometimes a slow move to the virtual classroom. Matt said that he “really enjoyed last year’s VLS including the useful content, good mix of people and similar set …

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