Virtual Classroom Facilitation

15 Tips on Webinar Content, Facilitation and Logistics

August 23, 2016

At the Learning Technology Design Conference in Arlington, VA, I had the opportunity to present a session on, Webinar Mastery: Five Keys to Success, to a knowledgeable audience, many of whom design and develop webinars for professional associations headquartered in the DC area. At the end of my presentation I asked this savvy group to […]

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5 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Classroom Facilitators

May 18, 2015

The demand for training delivered via live virtual classroom continues to grow. How can facilitators ensure this type of distance learning is effective and get learners eager for more? Here are five things you can do to become a better live virtual classroom facilitator: 1. Master Your Virtual Classroom Application In order to develop interactive […]

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Virtual Chocolate in the Virtual Classroom

January 14, 2015

It’s that time of year when New Year’s resolutions are in full swing, and resolving to eat better is often high on the list. Chocolate is a weakness for many and for me, baked chocolate goods cause me to leave that New Year’s resolution in the dust. However, one way to make that resolution stick […]

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Five Things You Can Do To Become a Better Live Virtual Classroom Facilitator

October 25, 2014

Looking for ideas to improve your virtual classroom facilitation skills? I recently published a guest blog on the AMACOM Books Blog on “Five Things You Can Do to Become a Better Live Virtual Classroom Facilitator.” It contains ideas you can put into action for your next virtual classroom session.  

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‘Mise en Place’ for the Virtual Classroom Facilitator

December 11, 2012

Foodies and chefs will recognize the French phrase, mise en place  (pronounced MEEZ ahn plahs), which translates to “put in  place.”  In the world of cooking it means having all your ingredients prepared and ready to go before you start cooking.  It’s tempting to jump right in and turn on the stove as soon as […]

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Online Facilitator Fitness

February 24, 2012

I’m training for the Knoxville Marathon which means working out has become part of my weekly routine.  It sounds strange, but as I’ve been training for the marathon, I’ve noticed some similarities with preparing for online facilitation and it got me thinking about a regimen for online facilitator fitness.  Be 100% prepared for the day […]

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Five Monsters That May Visit Your Virtual Classroom

October 31, 2011

It’s Halloween and a spookier day than normal with monsters out and about. Are there monsters lurking in your virtual classroom?  If so, here are a few ideas on how to handle them: Wireless Goblin: This monster likes to appear right as you are about to start your virtual classroom session, especially if the instructor’s […]

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What Online Facilitators Can Learn From Rock Stars

June 10, 2011

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a friend whose kids are Canadian rock stars in the band, The Trews, currently on tour with Kid Rock.  He mentioned that their performances have improved remarkably while touring.  When I asked what they attribute their improvement to he mentioned that Kid Rock, a music perfectionist, suggested that […]

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Producing a Large Scale Webinar

March 26, 2011

Over the last two months I had the opportunity to work with ASTD to produce four large scale webinars that were part of the TechKnowledge 2011 Virtual Conference.  Each webinar featured a presenter who had presented a session at the actual conference, and then delivered a similar session via WebEx to a virtual audience.  Since […]

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The Global Virtual Classroom: Five Keys to Success

February 12, 2011

Imagine yourself in a virtual classroom. The instructor puts an image of a game of cricket on the screen and says: “Sometimes dealing with pressures at work may feel like a game of 20/20 limited cricket where you are chasing a score of 220 and it’s the last over.  You have the best fast bowler […]

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