How to Design and Facilitate Effective e-Training With Impact!

Three-day Workshop

We offer one stop shopping for those that are tasked with the double duty of designing AND facilitating on line training. We’ve combined elements of our “How to Design Effective Training Programs” and “Facilitation Skills for e-Trainers.

Essentials of adult learning and how to make training come to life in an on-line environment are covered along with facilitation methods, writing instructional objectives, sequencing methods, determining amount of practice needed to build a skill and pacing training to avoid boredom.

After this workshop, you’ll be designing and delivering on-line training that is engaging e-learner centered and maximizes retention.

Workshop Content:

  • Introductions
  • Review workshop content and objectives
  • Complete a Training Skills inventory
  • Set personal objectives for this session
  • What is e-learning?
  • Characteristics of synchronous, asynchronous and blended learning
  • Transition to e-facilitation

Unit 1: Helping Adults Learn in a Virtual Environment

  • Teach a five-minute lesson to a partner – summary discussion
  • Evaluate ten aspects of your instructional style
  • Apply 20 adult learning concepts to enhance learning
  • Learn how to build retention
  • Identify three styles of learning
  • Increase e-learner retention by using five steps of adult learning
  • Ask key questions to process learning through five adult learning steps

Unit 2: Think Like a Course Designer

  • Examine the anatomy of a module
  • Determine why we bother with objectives
  • Select appropriate methods for e-learners based on the learning objective
  • Identify effective technical training methods for recall and application
  • Identify how much practice is needed to learn a skill
  • Work with mature, experienced learners effectively
  • Pace methods to avoid boredom
  • Develop activities and exercises that build retention
  • Examine tips for writing demonstrations with skill practice and case studies, information searches, interviews, games, role plays, self-assessments
  • Discuss tips for software training
  • Apply a comprehensive guide to develop activities and exercises
  • Craft trainee materials that work
  • Create programmed notes, job aids and checklists
  • Use a fifteen-point checklist to develop complete handouts

Unit 3: Prepare to Facilitate an e-learning Event

  • Create the event script or road map for the learning event
  • Get materials to the right people
  • Secure technical support and troubleshooting

Unit 4: Facilitation Skills for e-Trainers

  • Ten facilitation skills that translate from the classroom to e-learning techniques
  • How to give directions and set up learning activities
  • How to compensate for lack of face-to-face contact
  • Connect with the virtual learner
  • Set a safe, adult learning, e-climate
  • Explore options for virtual introductions
  • Create session starters to begin well on-line
  • Avoid overuse of lectures with participation techniques
  • Discussion techniques that work
  • Use four types of questions to facilitate learning and interaction
  • Use basic and follow-up questions to promote understanding
  • Get the right amount of class participation by using six steps to asking better questions
  • Practice using paraphrase for better understanding
  • Give effective feedback to learners to motivate and correct
  • Build learner self esteem
  • Focus on behaviors
  • How to conduct effective demonstrations and skill practice

Unit 5: E-facilitation Pitfalls and Solutions

  • Identify appropriate courses for e-learning
  • Anticipate pitfalls and how to overcome them
  • Examine co-facilitation techniques
  • Determine when to depart from the prepared script
  • Handle problem learners assertively
  • Orient the learner to the technology
  • Use off-air assignments and other options
  • Avoid pitfalls by taking the technology into consideration

Unit 6: Resource Tool Kit and Action Plan

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