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101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Success Stories

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

May 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is the tenth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 9: Publish Success Stories.

Publishing success stories about virtual learning in your organization is a great way to reassure tentative new participants that they can be successful learning in the virtual classroom. Use those success stories to supplement your marketing effort.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Management, Engagement, Virtual Learners, Motivation

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

May 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success.

It feels great to answer a question correctly, and to receive positive feedback from facilitators and peers. Participants often don't expect positive reinforcement from virtual courses. Find ways to build in opportunity for tangible rewards and recognition - even for asynchronous programs. Ensure participants know that the time they spend in virtual programs is recognized as a valuable contribution to their professional development.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Management, Engagement, Virtual Learners, Motivation

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Management Mandate

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

May 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is the eighth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 7: Establish, and Enforce, a Management Mandate.

If potential participants know that management is behind a virtual learning initiative, they'll be more inclined to sign up. Get management involved by inviting them to record short "welcome" presentations for participants and encourage them to participate throughout the curriculum. Management buy-in can be extraordinarily helpful in getting participants involved and motivated!

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Management, Engagement, Virtual Learners, Motivation

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