Virtual Classroom Facilitation Dream Team

by DarleneChristopher on May 27, 2009

The content and complexity of your web conference will determine the facilitation team needed. In general, you need a facilitator and a producer to carry out key tasks such as:


Facilitator Role

    • Main speaker, subject matter expert.


  • Advances slides. Engages audience verbally.



  • Not active in chat. Comments verbally on what others type.



  • Comments on poll results.



  • Leads and debriefs exercises.


Producer Role

    • Web conferencing expert. May or may not be familiar with subject.


  • Explains technical features. May kick off and conclude the session.



  • Active in chat. Engages audience by posting and responding to questions/comments. Prompts facilitator to address chat questions. Types key messages to reinforce learning as facilitator speaks.



  • Opens/closes polls.



  • Explains how exercises will run.



What does your faciliation dream team look like?


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