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Going beyond lecturing as a virtual classroom facilitator
National - Introduction Series
Wed 27 Mar 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm AEDT

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TypeInformation Session
LevelIntroduction Series
Duration1 Hour
LocationOnline and at your desk, National
Peer+ points0
Cost inc. GST (Members)$60
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$88
Who should attend?
  • New VET Staff
  • Teachers
  • CEOs

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Trainers comfortable with applying a range of training and facilitation techniques in face to face learning presentations and activities are well placed to adapt to facilitation in virtual classrooms for both VET and HE course delivery.

Awareness of the absence of usual cues – body language, posture, eye contact, attitude – requires strategies to monitor, build and sustain engagement – supports that adaption to ensure a mix of knowledge and participative learning experiences.

In this webinar, we’ll explore a range of approaches to facilitating activities including brainstorming, scenarios, student presentations and peer feedback, role play, and utilising guest speakers.

Learning Outcomes
  • Have strategies to keep students connected and contributing to activities in a virtual classroom.
  • Utilise pre session  activities and student presentations to build industry awareness.
  • Be able to evaluate the range of facilitation tools available to find the best fit for your cohort and qualification.
  • Know effective planning and management techniques to maintain session flow.
  • Evaluate pros and cons of virtual classroom and strategies to overcome their limitations.
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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