Great Webinars How to Create Interactive Learning That Is Captivating, Informative, and Fun

ISBN-10: 1118205448
ISBN-13: 9781118205440
Edition: 2012
Authors: Cynthia Clay
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Description: Great Webinars provides a structured approach to designing and delivering web workshops that replicate the engagement and interactivity of the classroom experience in a virtual setting. Beginning with an understanding of the audience and objectives,  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.154

Great Webinars provides a structured approach to designing and delivering web workshops that replicate the engagement and interactivity of the classroom experience in a virtual setting. Beginning with an understanding of the audience and objectives, the book demystifies the web conference technology, and shows how to use various platforma to maximize interaction and collaboration. The author has taken a complex topic and provided a step?]by-step plan for successfully repurposing training for the virtual environment that are memorable, collaborative, and truly engaging web workshop experiences. Features helpful tips and techniques throughout the book, self assessments, Interactivity Tools, and special sections on Assessing a Virtual Training Programs and delivering webinars to large groups. Topics covered include: addressing poor preparation and content; capturing attentions, creating and using interactive tools effectively; adult learning applications; writing objectives; using chat, poll and raise hand for participant; Having fun with collaborative learning; improving slide design; repurposing errors; icebreakers; conducting peer?]to?]peer discussions; presenting with PowerPoint slides; using videos; anticipating things that can go wrong; presenting an existing workshop for the first time; scripting your presentation; web platforms; and more. 

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Virtual Facilitation Gone Wrong
Putting Up with Poor Preparation and Content
Looking for Interaction and Collaboration
Getting Instructional Materials and Class Size Wrong
Encountering Trouble with Technology
Offering Hope
Homework
Getting it Right
Presenting a Web Workshop Example
Capturing Attention
Keeping the Class Size Small
Smiling for the Camera
Using Interactive Tools Effectively
Homework
Know your Audience/Know your Objectives
Learning your ABCs
Identifying Objectives
Writing Objectives Using STAR
Finding the Right Words
Connecting Objectives to Exercises
Attending to Learning Styles
Wrapping Up
Knowing Your Audience
Getting Personal Before the Workshop
Getting to Know Your Organization
A Few Best Practices
Homework
Interaction and Collaboration
Defining Interaction and Collaboration
Why the Distinction Matters
Using Interactivity Tools During Participant Introduction
Using Chat, Poll, and Raise Hand for Participant Introductions
Letting It Flow with Chat
Polling for Knowledge or Interest
Having Fun with Collaborative Learning
Performing Whiteboard Wizardry
Sharing Desktop Applications
Showing Tool Usage and Benefits
Homework
Powerful PowerPoint Pointers
Improving Slide Design
Slide Content and Delivery
Voice
Pacing
Flow
Differentiating Between Presentations in the Physical and Virtual Classrooms
Homework
Repurposing from Traditional to Virtual
Revisiting Adult Learning Principles
Presenting Some Common Repurposing Errors
Breaking the Ice
Conducting Peer-To-Peer Discussions
Employing Role Playing or Practicing
Modeling Behavior
Employing Self-Assessments
Charting Ideas on a Flipchart
Asking Questions and Checking the Pulse
Presenting a Video
Presenting with PowerPoint Slides
Checking for Understanding
Coaching Learners
Homework
Learning Transfer
Converging to the Context that Matters
Putting the Learner at the Center
Convergence and the Facilitator
Homework, Indeed
Applying Learning Quickly
Apply the Learning Soon After Training
Have a Realistic Expectation of Training and Identify at Least One Application
Be Prepared and Supported by the Manager
Receive Incentives, Rewards, and Encouragement
Engage in Training Close to a Pressing Need
Get Tools and Resources to Apply Learning on the Job
The New Blend
Changing the Profile of Learners and Facilitators
Homework
Technology Trauma
Making It Look Easy
Managing Risk
Anticipating Things that Can Go Wrong
Preventing Things from Going Wrong
Handling Things that Do Go Wrong
The Breakout Room Blues
Homework
Getting It All Together
Presenting an Existing Workshop for the First Time
Taking Your Time
Employing a Host
Running Solo
Scripting Your Presentation
Using a Video Camera or Webcam
Web Platforms are not Created Equally
Creating the Training Event
Parting Words
Homework
Glossary of Terms
Appendixes
Virtual Facilitator Self-Assessment
Interactivity Tools
Repurposing Samples
Using Interactivity Tools for Repurposing
NetSpeed Fast Tracks
Assessing a Virtual Training Program
Delivering Webinars to Large Numbers of Participants
Creating a Risk Management Plan
Logistics Checklist
Design an Interactive, Collaborative Learning Experience
Resources for the Virtual Trainer
Notes
About the Author
Index

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