Facilitation Skills for Virtual Trainers

DELIVERED IN TWO, 3-HOUR VILT SESSIONS with Optional Practice Session

No, it's not a webinar, it's a workshop! Learn how to effectively transfer facilitation skills and adult learning principles to a virtual classroom.

Online learners WILL multi-task. Your job as a virtual facilitator is to minimize the amount 'other focus' through actively engaging them. This highly practical and useful workshop will give you the tools to minimize online learner multi-tasking along with a solid set of virtual facilitation skills to take your on-line learning from a ho-hum webinar to a fully engaging learning experience.

SESSION ONE: 3 hours

  • Set personal objectives for this session
  • Transition to e-facilitation
  • Consider the differences: facilitating vs. presenting

Unit 1: Use Adult Learning in a Virtual Environment

  • Use adult learning concepts in virtual learning
  • Increase virtual learner retention by using five steps in adult learning
  • Assess your skills, manage your expectations

Unit 2: Training Tools to Prepare to Teach the Virtual Learner

  • Identify appropriate courses for virtual learning
  • Select the very best delivery method
  • Decide what you need to know about the learners to be effictive
  • Examine the anatomy of a module
  • Select appropriate learning exeriences for virtual learners based on the learning objective
  • Identify how much practice is needed to learn a skill
  • Pace methods to avoid boredome

SESSION TWO: 3 hours

Unit 3: Virtual-Facilitator Techniques

  • Examine virtual delivery techniques
  • Transfer ten facilitation skills from the classroom to virtual learning
  • Give directions and set up learning activities
  • Compensate for lack of face-to-face contact
  • Connect with the virtual learner
  • Increase interaction and participation
  • Use options for virtual introductions
  • Review virtual balance of time and climate setting
  • Discuss examples of virtual introductions
  • Deal with problem learner situations

Unit 4: Maximize the Online Experience

  • Reprogram your classroom facilitation brain
  • Help your learners step up and own their learning
  • Secure and partner with a technical producer
  • Incorporate Instructor Recipe for Success into every VILT

OPTIONAL SESSION THREE: 3 hours

Unit 5: Participant Practice Sessions

Each participant will conduct a 15-20 minute VILT session. A critique sheet that focuses on process, content and delivery will be used for peer and instructor feedback. Detailed coaching and feedback from the instructor ensures appropriate application of concepts and skills and expands the learning. Practice sessions may be recorded for later review.

Each participant will conduct a 15-20 minute VILT session. A critique sheet that focuses on process, content and delivery will be used for peer and instructor feedback. Detailed coaching and feedback from the instructor ensures appropriate application of concepts and skills and expands the learning. Practice sessions may be recorded for later review.

Unit 6: Resource Tool Kit

  • Staff up your asynchronous efforts
  • Compare different delivery mediums: contextual analysis
  • Summary of skills

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

By the end of the workshop, the virtual facilitator will be able to:

  1. Use a case study to identify essential elements to transition from classroom to online facilitation
  2. Implement adult learning concepts in online learning using unique process tools
  3. Identify what training courses transfer effectively to an on-line environment
  4. Select the best learning experience to train online learners
  5. Identify how much practice is needed to learn a new skill
  6. Pace methods to maintain high energy and active learning by the participants
  7. Examine how virtual delivery techniques differ from ILT
  8. Identify how to convert ten facilitation techniques for use online
  9. Increase participation, retention and learning for synchronous or asynchronous learning by using ten techniques
  10. Implement different options for virtual introductions
  11. Deal with difficult group members effectively.
  12. Re-think your approach to VILT vs. ILT facilitation – reprogram your brain
  13. Examine ways to help online learners take more responsibility for their learning
  14. Determine criteria for a technical producer to best fit your needs
  15. Follow a step by step Recipe for Success for before during and after training to ensure your VILT sessions are effective


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