Unlocking Online Learning
Part 2: Facilitating Synchronous Environments
Despite the massive proliferation of self-study tools for mobile and online learning, recent research shows that learners still value “face-time” (yes, even millennials!). Now that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be physically present in the same room, but there’s something powerful about connecting synchronously with your learners in a live setting. With recent advances in web-based video tools, it’s fairly easy to add live events to your suite of learning solutions – but it does require a unique set of facilitator techniques to ensure your learner experience is engaging and inclusive. Come join us as we explore part two of this series and hear a few lessons learned and best practices from leading online facilitators who have successfully delivered thousands of hours of online learning.
Join us as we explore:
- Design considerations for live activities – opportunities and limitations.
- Facilitator techniques for engaging your audience.
- Practical ideas and tools for facilitating greater interactivity and participation.
- Methods for managing the logistics to deliver a seamless experience.
Guest Expert: Kristi Ivan, Education Consultant, OISE CPL Facilitator
Kristi is a Learning and Development specialist with over twenty years of experience designing and delivering people development solutions in corporate organizations in a variety of industries (financial services, retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, IT), as well as associations, and government and academic institutions. Kristi is experienced with curriculum design and development for diverse audiences and delivery channels, with expertise in the areas of management and leadership development, and the design of coaching solutions to support application of skills and behaviours to sustain learning beyond the classroom.
Kristi is a champion for uncovering the true learner need in any performance situation and is passionate about designing learning solutions that are flexible and practical for distributed workforces, encompass a variety of media and methods, and are sustainable to meet the diverse needs of the modern workforce.