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Roger Courville 1 day workshop


Tue 11 Feb 2014, 9:00am–4:30pm

Where: Karstens Sydney, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Member price: $500.00
  • Non Member price: $620.00
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Master the Four Dimensions of Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

Is culture creating shorter attention spans, or are shorter attention spans driving culture? Either way, instructional designers and facilitators for the virtual classroom are faced with new challenges, some of which have only emerged in recent history:

Delegates’ “outside the classroom” life experiences are changing their in-class expectations (and attention spans)
Instructional designers for the synchronous, computer-mediated environment discover variables not present in other learning modalities
Facilitators face increased demand on their ability to get and keep attention, often reporting they feel a sense of disconnect

The good news is that elevating your virtual classroom experiences above talking-over-PowerPoint-with-a-couple-polls-thrown-in doesn’t have to be a mystery.

Master the Four Dimensions of Engagement in the Virtual Classroom is an evidence-based, practical, and experiential workshop that equips learning designers and facilitators with use-it-now ideas.
Learning outcomes:

Identify four dimensions of engagement in the virtual classroom
Understand the sensory, cognitive, and social aspects of virtual classroom learning environments
Apply simple steps for adapting learning exercises
Strengthen design for when you aren’t the facilitator
Learn vocal-interestingness tactics to use or teach

Topics covered:

How to avoid two rookie mistakes even non-rookies keep making
A simple framework for understanding what content works – and doesn’t – in virtual classrooms
The results of Roger’s latest research into why virtual learners “leave,” literally or figuratively
5 ideas from empirical PowerPoint research to improve your slides (even if you’re not a “designer”)
How to make “virtual eye contact” and develop “virtual body language” skills
Tips for effective breakout rooms – or adjusting if your virtual classroom doesn’t have them

Presented by Roger Courville

Roger Courville is an internationally sought-after expert on the human factors of communications using web/audio/video conferencing… web seminars, virtual presentations, and virtual classrooms.

A veteran of the web seminar industry since 1999, Roger has reached tens of thousands live online, and he’s reached tens of thousands more with writing appearances for, Training Australia Magazine, Presentations Magazine, eLearningGuild, and more.

His 2008 white paper 'Five Keys to Moving Training Online' won’s Reader’s Choice Award for 'Top Download of the Year'.

He is the principal of 1080 Training Group, Chief Aha! Guy at and author of The Virtual Presenters Handbook.