Resources for Trainers
The Design Lab
The Design Lab is a resource put together by the OCWTP's Distance Learning Team in collaboration with Trainer Development to support you in making the best design choices possible so that your course will be the most effective for your learners.
The Design Lab is periodically updated with new resources and best practices. Topics include development, visual design, engagement, and facilitation. Check it out!
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Virtual Classroom Design
Going Virtual: Tips for Moving Instructor-Led Training Online
The author provides an overview of a few of Cindy Huggett’s top recommendations and ideas for ways to engage learners in the virtual classroom.
Effective Virtual Training: A Road Map for Success
“In this interactive webcast, you will learn the three critical components to every successful virtual training program. You’ll also discover five keys to designing interactive programs, five skills that effective virtual facilitators need, and three considerations for participant setup.”
Ready to Use Activities for Virtual Training
“Captivate your virtual class participants with these ready to use activities. You’ll hear activity ideas in 5 categories: openers, games, technical topics, interpersonal skills, and closers.”
Virtual Classroom Presentation
It's Still Training: Best Practice Facilitation of Distance Learning
OCWTP Developed Course. Best practice facilitation of distance learning requires trainers to use all of the skills used in a traditional classroom, but often differently. In this self-directed online course trainers will learn strategies to design effective distance learning courses, engage participants in distance learning events, gain technology competence, ask questions to provoke rich dialog, and multitask and mange time when facilitating a distance learning.
Digital Presentation Skills: 5 Key Tips to Sharpen your Message
In this webcast by Cindy Huggett you’ll learn:
Assess your current “digital literacy” as a virtual presenter
Learn to use your favorite GoTo tools to engage remote audiences
Master presenting yourself professionally with clear audio and video
Join a live GoToWebinar demo, plus much more
Virtual Training is Much More Than a Presentation w/ Cindy Huggett
“How can you translate the in-person learning experience to an effective virtual classroom? This episode answers that question. Discover the misconceptions people have about the virtual classroom experience and get tips and techniques for facilitating an effective virtual learning event. You’ll hear how to increase the interactivity and collaboration of the virtual classroom so that participants get involved.”