Engagement in virtual classrooms video

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.  

Adobe Connect countdown timer

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 →

Impressions from The Virtual Learning Show #3

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 – greats and gripes!

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 →

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