Prepare Your Learners to Participate Fully in the Virtual Classroom

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Prepare Your Learners to Participate Fully in the Virtual Classroom

by Cynthia Clay
Originally Published by Training Industry

A colleague shared a screen shot of a recent Zoom session he led for a client. In the center of the screen was a blissfully ignorant participant who had logged into the training session on one laptop (with the camera turned on). She had turned her back to that web camera and was using a second computer to check her email.

You could argue that if someone is going to pretend to participate in a virtual workshop, they should probably know whether their web camera is on or off! However, there is more going on in this example of poor participation. We’ve paid a lot of attention to whether the virtual facilitator or trainer is prepared to fully engage attention in the virtual classroom. This article, on the other hand, focuses how you can prepare virtual participants. When you invite them to attend a virtual meeting or training session, you can help them show up at their best in these four areas: goals and objectives, technical readiness, web camera use and full presence.

1.      Goals and Objectives

 

 

Posted by Cynthia Clay at 8:05 am