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Using online facilitations – best practice and techniques
National - Introduction Series
Wed 24 May 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm EST

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TypeInformation Session
LevelIntroduction Series
  • Business Development
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Student Engagement & Support
Duration1 Hour
LocationOnline and at your desk, National
Peer+ points0
Cost inc. GST (Members)$60
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$88

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This is an introduction to teaching and learning in Virtual Classrooms. We’ll explore the possibilities and limitations for using virtual classroom technology to facilitate activities, content and assessment to learners. This webinar will emphasise going beyond a “lecture” format to engage students through interaction, engagement and group work.

We'll cover the basics for pre, during and post session communication and feedback, polling, whiteboard brainstorming, application and website sharing, file transfer and break out rooms. We’ll also provide step by step guides for facilitation methods including role plays, peer review, problem solving, active teaching, using guest speakers and student presentations.

During the session, you’ll compile a checklist for good practice in teaching and learning in the virtual classroom, explore options online facilitation in your training context, and look as current RTO case studies. Suggestions for evaluating the various virtual classroom systems will also be provided.

Learning Outcomes

• Evaluate the place of facilitated virtual classrooms in your RTO’s training.
• Determine the best fit technology for your delivery context and needs.
• Communicate with learners pre, during and post a virtual classroom session.
• Extend existing facilitation types into the virtual classroom environment.

Facilitated by: Michael Gwyther

Michael commenced working in eLearning with ESL learners in the mid 90's before mentoring Community Education teachers in eLearning content and facilitation strategies. Now part of eLearning and multimedia consulting company Yum Studio, he overseas a range of coaching, mentoring and training programs to assist L&D practitioners to introduce and sustain learner centred approaches to eLearning. Michael is also an eLearning developer working with corporate, tertiary, TAFEs and private RTOs assisting in the development of blended learning programs, facilitation strategies and eLearning content. Previously Michael was the mentor ACPET Vic Govt e-Learning Program between 2004 and 2013.


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