Come learn how to make virtual meetings work for you and your organization. Explore the different learning formats for virtual meetings that are available. Learn how to design a virtual meeting that will work with your clients/members. Acquire the skills to train instructors on how to lead a virtual meeting. Take home the presentation techniques that best work with a virtual meeting. And be able to provide expert experience and perspective to those presenting and participating in your virtual meetings. At the end of this course, you will have the keys to the effective design and instruction of virtual meetings.
One-month course; William A. Draves, instructor.
Technical Requirements: Access to Flash needed for audio and slide presentations
Virtual Learning Formats
Choosing the right learning format for your program
Choosing the length of your program
Choosing presentation formats and selecting presenters
Making slides powerful and visual
Effective Design Techniques for Virtual Meetings
Identifying your goals and objectives of the program.
Preparing yourself and your presenter on how to use the software.
Creating involvement of your participants through interaction.
Keys to facilitating the program, less presenting.
Creating a production or script for your virtual program
Training Virtual Meeting Presenters and Instructors
Ways to train virtual meeting presenters and instructors
Creating a training program to help your instructors embrace the virtual meeting experience.
Creating practice sessions for your presenters and instructors
Structuring your meeting to keep your audience engaged and wanting more.
Presentation Techniques and Tips for Quality Virtual Meetings
Best ways to keep your participants engaged and alert
Making participants feel part of the meeting.
Explaining virtual meeting tools to your users
Explaining your expectations of the users
The key to successful introductions,
Staying on point and on time.
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
Participants can participate as little or as much as you want.
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
About Your Instructor
William A. Draves, CAE, COI, is President of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the leading association in continuing education and lifelong learning. He is the author of “Advanced Teaching Online,” “How to Teach Adults,” and editor of “The Marketing Manual.” He has organized and presented virtual meetings for five years, using audio and video delivery formats. A speaker and consultant, he trains association educators and others in the assessment, planning and marketing of continuing education events and meetings. Draves is a Certified Online Instructor and received his graduate degree in adult education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
You will learn:
At the end of the course, you will: