How long should a virtual classroom session be? Half an hour, all day? How many people, six? 15? It's a challenge to know what is right. Often people ask me how many people should be in a virtual classroom. I recommend as few people as possible and the Lightbulb Moment virtual classroom courses I run... Continue Reading →
When using webinars and virtual classrooms, a natural area to focus on is the technology platform. People need time to learn how to show slides and whiteboards, to unmute microphones and more. After that a facilitator can move on to focus on the skills of just how to deliver an amazing live online session. ATD’s... 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've written some articles about live online facilitation recently and thought I'd share with you, either for your own reference or perhaps might help with colleagues, managers and clients: From the Corporate Learning Consortium, what is live online learning: http://www.elearningconsortium.com/what-is-live-online-learning/ From Training Journal, how to facilitate a group you can't see: https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/feature/group-you-cannot-see From Learning... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
This week I had my first experience of the rapid development tool Sparkol (their homepage explains what it is if you don't know). I collaborated with a colleague in our L&D team to develop the communications to manager’s in our business about a new 2013 objective and what it means. The Sparkol video was to create... Continue Reading →
I’ve read the first four chapters of Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. This was loaned to me by Craig Taylor and he’s asked me to share my thoughts… I like that the use of the “Zen” part so far at a high level – this isn't a book on Zen in any depth whatsoever. This... Continue Reading →