Have you just been thrown into synchronous training and need to get the basics under your belt? Then the Synchronous Trainer’s Survival School is for you. This program will put you on the fast track towards creating and delivering successful learning events right out of the gate!
Target audience: Individuals whose job responsibilities or future responsibilities include designing or delivering synchronous training within their organization.
Survival School 1 – Tips For Teaching Synchronously
This session explores how the roles of trainers have changed with the introduction of learning technologies. Tips and techniques for teaching synchronously are discussed and guidance is provided on how to be a facilitator in this medium.
During this session, participants will …
· Identify key techniques for engaging participants without the benefit of eye contact and body language
· Investigate questioning techniques appropriate for the virtual classroom
· Experiment with synchronized web browsing to create engagement both independently and collaboratively, while appealing to auditive, kinesthetic, and visual learners.
Survival School 2- Creating Collaborative Synchronous Exercises
This session discusses and explores the concerns that many online Facilitators have: how to keep participants engaged and active in the online environment so that the learning outcome is of the same quality as a classroom-based delivery. The session focuses on what the instructional designer can do via the design process in order to alleviate the Facilitator’s concerns and provide a quality learning experience for the participants.
The design concepts addressed in this session include:
- Interaction vs. collaboration
- Concurrent and serial collaboration
- Uses for interaction vs. collaboration
- Best practices for online collaboration and its design
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to…
- Choose the correct event type from among meetings, presentations, and learning events
- Explain a 3-step instructional design technique used to determine which instructional objectives can be taught in a synchronous environment
- Define online interaction and online collaboration
- Explain when and how interaction and collaboration should be designed into synchronous events
- Discuss the design of serial and concurrent collaboration
Includes free online workshop: Learn How To Learn Online