Facilitator Guide for live online classroom

This is a free Lightbulb Moment resources of 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 →

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.  

Live online learning: Resistance & ingredients to success – Summary from Charity Learning Commission September User Group Meeting

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 →

Listening for the real question in class

I really like the main point made in this blog post. It focuses on quality conversations; what to avoid and instead what to focus on. The way it describes people asking questions as detail for themselves reminds me of how students/attendees often take a few moments to work out their question audibly whilst asking it.... Continue Reading →

Can we cater for kinaesthetic learners online?

I was discussing online learning recently and the topic of catering for kinaesthetic learners came up. This was an interesting topic. Something that has been part of the Twitter conversation in my personal learning network over recent months, and obviously for longer in the wider L&D community, is the research behind learning styles. Or lack... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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