Synchronous Shootout August 20, 2009Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, Synchronous Training.
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Last night we held a synchronous shootout at Penn State Great Valley. Participants were divided into groups and asked to complete the challenge below. All of the teams came up with great ideas, and the classes they developed are posted below.
Web conferencing giant, iLinc Communications, would like to teach a “Best Practices for Virtual Instructors” class. The class will be taught online using their web conferencing tool. The intended audience is instructors who have taught in the classroom, but are new to teaching online.
The following slides are an early draft of the content that was put together for this class. You can use as much or as little as you’d like. In order to practice what you preach, you must create a class that not only includes great information, but also has interactive activities to help make the session fun and engaging. Each team only has 1 hour to work on the class, so complete as much as you can. Good luck!
Here are the classes that the teams produced:
Migrating to E-Learning January 19, 2009Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design, Project Management.
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Thanks to Dave Goodman, CEO of SoftAssist, for a wonderful presentation at our last ASTD Greater Philadelphia Chapter meeting. Luckily Dave was able to think quickly on his feet because there was a power outage at the Hilton, which meant no lights, no computer, and no projector. Illuminated by candlelight, Dave led a lively discussion about creating your first e-learning project. Here are the slides Dave planned to use.
3/20/08 – Engaging Your Audience March 28, 2008Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Engaging e-Learners, Synchronous Training.
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A big thank you to Frank Gartland and Curtis Lewis with iLinc Communications for delivering an engaging web conference about how to focus, engage, and motivate your learners when you deliver online training events. They shared great tips that will keep your learners from surfing the web or snoring during your training sessions. If you missed the event or would like to view it again, click here to view the recording.
02/21/08 – Anonymity in Cyber Education: Should You be Concerned? February 25, 2008Posted by Bobbe in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Engaging e-Learners, Intructional Design, Misc.
Tags: anonmyity, ASTD, cyber education, data mining, desiging instruction, e-learning, education, elearning, FERPA, idenity, instructional design, instructional models, learning online, privacy, Security
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This presentation explored the pros and cons of anonymity in cyber education. It evaluated both sides of the issue and presents them in a way that will help cyber educators and instructional designers understand the social, cultural and educational implications of anonymity. The PATRIOT Act and other initiatives impacting anonymity were discussed, including the far-reaching effects of anonymity within online educational settings and group dynamics. It also further compared and contrasted anonymity’s potential for limiting and monitoring academic freedom to the social benefits it brings, while discussing the social identity model of deindividuation. Click Anonymity to download the slides. Click Anoniymity the paper to download the original paper.
7/19/07 – The Critical Component: Assessment July 24, 2007Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations.
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Thanks again to Steven Just, President of Pedagogue Solutions, for his excellent presentation on best practices in test development and validation. Click here to download the slides that Steven used during his presentation.
Steven also referenced a study about the value of repeated testing vs. repeated studying. Click here to read a brief article he wrote about the study.
For those of you interested in learning more about testing, Steven recommends the following two books:
- Criterion-referenced Test Development by Sharon Shrock and William Coscarelli
- Performance-based Certification by Judith Hale
Our next meeting is on Thursday, August 16th at 6:00 pm at Penn State Great Valley. Catherine Mercer Bing, Executive Vice President, New Business Development, ITAP International and President, ITAP Americas, will talk to us about the impact of culture on learning as well as what professionals need to consider when developing e-learning for global learners.
3/22-23/07 – Slides from Web Conferences March 26, 2007Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Synchronous Training.
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Thanks to everyone who attended one of our web conferences about web conferences and helped make them a success. Also thanks to my co-presenters Bobbe Baggio & Nathan Eckel for sharing such great information with our members. The slides used during the presentation can be downloaded here. (more…)
PowerPoint Tips for Virtual Classes January 15, 2007Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, Synchronous Training.
Before the holidays I gave some tips for creating PowerPoint slides for the virtual classroom to the people who attended the main ASTD-GPC meeting. Most of these tips can also be applied to PowerPoint slides that are created for live, instructor-led classes. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a summary:
- Use light backgrounds with dark text; it’s harder to read light text on dark backgrounds
- Use a basic layout that gives you a lot of room for your content; don’t waste space with large logos or decorative graphics on every slide (more…)