The Virtual Classroom Mastery Series is a curriculum designed to support and promote LINGOs member agencies in the virtual classroom medium. It is part of our strategy to acclimate member agencies into becoming world class online learning experts through education, coaching, hands-on experience and results-driven online activities. The curriculum is derived from 2 individual courses, held on Tuesday and Wednesday February 7 and 8, 2017 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am Eastern time (Same time as New York):
1. Design and Development of Virtual Classroom Training (VCT)
Although this course is not dependent on a specific virtual classroom platform, the Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called “Elluminate Live!”) platform will be used to administer the class. This course is not designed to teach use of Blackboard Collaborate.
At the end of class, participants will be able to: – Identify the anatomy of a Virtual Class – Describe the tools available in most VCT engines to design robust interactivity – Transfer Instructor-led Training (ILT) design skills to VCT – Create Facilitator Guides and materials clearly and easily for VCT – Share Best-practices and experiences.
The Design and Development class will take approximately 2.5 hours. Prerequisites: – Participants must have attended at least one Virtual Class prior to class start time. – We recommend (but do not require) that participants attend a technical and functional session on their specific Virtual Classroom tool. – Participants must have an independent computer, internet connection, and microphone/headset, and have their computer configured for the Blackboard Collaborate platform.
2. Managing and Facilitating a Virtual Class
This class is intended for facilitators who will be teaching in a virtual classroom. This class is targeted for global staff of LINGOs member agencies who plan to deploy training via a virtual classroom.
At the end of the class, participants will be able to: – List 3 skills a VC training must have – Define characteristics of a successful virtual trainer – Explain the various roles of a virtual class – Define 4 ways to communicate with virtual learners – Articulate the value of at least 3 tools found in a virtual classroom – Tell us 3 ways to help a participant succeed in a virtual environment.
About the Instructor: Greg Davis, Precision eLearning
Greg Davis designed this course and has delivered it to LINGOs members for over four years. He will infect VTMS participants with his expertise, energy and enthusiasm for learning! Greg is the Principal at Precision eLearning. He is the former director of eLearning at American Express.
This class is available to the staff of LINGOs member agencies. Please register with your organizational email address. Registration is free of charge to LINGOs members.
Cancellation or withdrawal: We understand the nature of international development and humanitarian relief work, and that sometimes plans change.
If you are unable to attend this class after registering, please withdraw yourself by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of your business day the Thursday before your class begins.
This highly interactive class requires a minimum of ten and a maximum of 25 students. We often have a waitlist of fellow international development/humanitarian relief workers waiting to take the course. When registered participants cancel without sufficient notice, or do not show-up at the start of class, they keep others out of the session, and also lead to last minute cancellation of the course, as we must have at least ten students to start the class.
While registration for staff of LINGOs Member Agencies is available at no cost, there is a US$75 fee, assessed to your employer, for late cancellation or no-show.