interactiivty

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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Ten Ideas for Exercises in the Virtual Classroom

July 27, 2011

If you have either attended or facilitated training in a virtual classroom you know that maintaining a high level of interactivity is key to keeping participants engaged.  Here are ten ideas for exercises to try in your next virtual classroom session: 1. Discuss a picture Display a picture that illustrates a concept you are teaching.  Ask […]

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Steps to Improve Audience Engagement in a Web Conference

September 10, 2010

Why is it sometimes so difficult to get participants engaged in a web conference?  Well, one obvious reason is that it’s a different environment for participants.  Just as facilitators need to get used to facilitating in a live virtual environment, so do participants.  We’ve all grown up learning in a traditional classroom environment where the […]

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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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What Do Web Conferencing and the Presidential Election Have in Common?

October 29, 2008

Polling! Presidential election season is in full swing right now in the United States and that means the media reports on a myriad of poll results daily. If you look closely at the poll questions they are generally clear and unbiased, although every now and then a biased question surfaces. Polling is one of my […]

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