About Distance Learning
Blended learning courses combine online, self-directed (asynchronous) coursework with a virtual classroom experience (synchronous). A virtual classroom is scheduled on a specific date and time, is facilitated by a trainer, and involves using an online meeting environment, such as GotoMeeting, WebEx, or Adobe Connect.
Virtual Classroom Learning
The OCWTP offers a variety of three- and six-hour virtual classroom courses, where up to 24 participants and an instructor gather online at a scheduled date and time (via Go to Training), for a highly engaging classroom session.
Engagement strategies include chat, polling, quizzes, hand raising, screen annotation, paired-chat breakout activities, etc.
OCWTP webinars are 60- to 90-minute online presentations (via Go to Webinar), designed to disseminate information to larger audiences (generally 50-150 people). While webinars include polls, hand raising, and the ability to submit questions and comments to a moderator, they are not as interactive as virtual classroom sessions. Most OCWTP webinars are recorded and include companion materials, such as learning assessments, discussion guides, and lists of resources to learn more about the subject.
Any Time, Everywhere