global virtual classroom

ASTD Infoline: Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom

November 14, 2011

As the number of organizations with a global footprint continues to grow, the training function in an organization must keep pace with this trend by offering training solutions designed for global audiences.  To reach global audiences efficiently, many organizations offer training delivered in a virtual classroom using web conferencing technology. Successfully delivering training in the […]

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When Daylight Saving Becomes Costly Online

November 4, 2011

This weekend marks the end of daylight saving time in the U.S. which means we will set our clocks back one hour. The times of year when daylight saving time goes on or off  can cause a confusing day or two as we adjust to the change, whether we had prepared for it or not. […]

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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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From Face-to-Face to Global Virtual Delivery

September 10, 2010

I’m in Bogota, Colombia this week, observing a day long face-to-face delivery of a business writing course for English speakers to convert to a global virtual delivery.  The virtual delivery of this course will be piloted with several countries in the Middle East. This means that the content needs to be truly global and examples […]

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9 Tips for Successful Global Web Conferences

September 10, 2010

At the e-Learning Guild Learning Solution Conference this week, I facilitated a discussion on Challenges and Solutions for Global Web Conferences.  Here are the 9 tips I discussed with the group to ensure a successful global web conference: 1. Logistics: Select a date and time that is convenient for participants.  In addition to determining time […]

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Logistics for Global Virtual Audiences

September 15, 2009

Reaching out to a global audience with a web conference is an effective way to deliver training or hold a meeting. When planning synchronous events for global audiences here are a few key questions to ask regarding the logistics of your event and online resources to help find answers: What are the time zones of […]

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