April 13, 2015
Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann
If you would like your virtual classes to meet, or even exceed, the quality that you expect from traditional deliveries, you need to strategically think about how to prepare your team to be successful in the virtual classroom. Prior experience as a designer, facilitator, or learner in a traditional classroom does not guarantee success when moving to a virtual environment. Everyone involved in the learning process needs to acquire the skills they need to master the additional competencies required for the virtual learning environment.
(Click here to download the handout containing some valuable resources that was provided to attendees of the live session.)
The process starts with design. In order to become fluent in the virtual classroom, instructional designers need to be competent in the following areas:
- Analytical Instructional Design – the ability to determine which instructional objectives can be taught in a virtual environment.
- Impactful Engagement Creation – the ability to engage learners with appropriate interaction and collaboration techniques.
- Activity Creation – the ability to create a variety of instructional activities that utilize whiteboard, chat, application sharing, web browsing and breakout room activities.
- Accountability Design – the ability to hold learners accountable using a variety of assessment and debriefing techniques.
- Application of Adult Learning Principles – the ability to analyze a blended learning design to ensure the principles of Adult Learning are upheld and program objectives are met.
- Instructional Materials Development – the ability to development facilitator and learner materials that specifically support virtual delivery.
- Cultural Intelligence – the ability to consider the audience and create materials that are inclusive and provide needed support for the global audience.