This is a free Lightbulb Moment resource - a blank facilitator guide, session plan, lesson plan (or whatever name you want to use!) that you may wish to use as a starting point for your live online sessions, virtual classrooms and webinars. Click for the Word document: facilitator-guide-blank-lightbulb-moment-jo-cook Main facilitation section What you can see in... Continue Reading →
It was an honour to be interviewed by Issy Nancarrow, of Nancarrow Partnerships, at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference. I spoke about how important engagement is in virtual classrooms, as well as the importance of good design for live online sessions and that online facilitation is a new skill to master.
I recently delivered a webinar entitled Instruction versus Facilitation - improving our delivery as part of the LPI webinar programme. A few people have asked about how to get the timer that was shown in screen along with the reception slides before the session began. It's really easy once you know about it, so here's a... Continue Reading →
Comparing Webex, Adobe Connect and Goto for your virtual sessions Karen Hyder highlighted that she was going to cover Adobe Connect, GoToTraining and the WebEx Training Centre. Karen gave us a link to a comparison of these on Wikipedia. Karen’s delivery was great to listen to and she had a scary amount of knowledge about all... Continue Reading →
Adobe Connect is a fine interface for seeing slide content, hearing the speaker(s) and using the chat window to converse with other attendees. I've often been annoyed in webinars where the chat window has been removed or limited as it feels very remote (read more of my thoughts on chat here). A Twitter hashtag for... Continue Reading →