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Transferring ILT to Online Synchronous Training – How’d they do that May 23, 2011

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Presented by Kassy LaBorie at our May 19th online meeting

Is your organization tasked with creating training for the online synchronous environment? Do you have trainers who don’t even know what that is? Do you have designers who want to get started but just feel stuck? Do you loathe the thought of yet another “webinar”? 
 If you answered yes to any of these questions – then view Kassy LaBorie’s presentation which was an online, synchronous, interactive and entertaining session where we explored the following topics while participating in activities designed specifically for the session:
  • What’s involved in transferring instructor led training to an online synchronous format?
  • What types of activities work in this environment?
  • Tips to design so learners are interactive, engaged and collaborating.

    View Kassy’s Presentation (pdf)

About our Speaker

Kassy LaBorie

Kassy LaBorie

Kassy LaBorie is an online synchronous Facilitator, Producer, Instructional Designer, and online meeting platform technical expert. Kassy currently facilitates for InSync Training, the global experts in live online synchronous learning. Her role at InSync Training offers her the privilege to perform leading practice consulting in design and delivery of live online training to global, social media driven, training audiences. Prior to InSync, she worked as a Senior Trainer and mentor at WebEx for 5 years, helping build the WebEx University and creating classes covering all topics including Foundations to Best Practices.

Delivering sessions from her office in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, home to more shades of the color green than one could imagine, she shares her passion for effective online facilitation, design and production with participants from all over the world. 

When asked what message she most wants to send to all online synchronous trainers: “Please stop muting phone lines and reading slides! Let’s create a Safe and Fun learning environment by allowing the group to do what a group does best…Collaborate!

 Follow Kassy on Twitter http://twitter.com/Kassy_L and Get LinkedIn with Kassy http://www.linkedin.com/in/kassylaborie

FreeWare, ShareWare, and Pretty Darn Reasonable Ware: Low and No Cost Alternatives to commercial eLearning and Productivity Software May 23, 2011

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At our April 21st meeting, Joe Mullock demonstrated low and no cost alternatives to commercial eLearning and productivity software.  Joe discussed the uses of “classics”, such as OpenOffice, Audacity, and GIMP.

There were even more cool new tools and discussions including, “Google Docs: So Much More Than Just Docs”, and “Is There an App for That?–Is There More to Mobile than Playing Angry Birds?

For more information about any of these products and applications, email Joe at jmullock1@comcast.net