The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to a new phase in online learning. Traditional methods whereby the instructor does most of the talking are not nearly as effective as newer approaches that offer active learning experiences. As many organizations increase their focus on online training, mastering how to deliver engaging and participatory sessions using tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams has become essential for creating impactful learning experiences.
This five-week online course will deliver results for those wishing to engage participants interactively and collaboratively through live virtual training sessions.
The course teaches participants how to design and facilitate engaging and collaborative learning experiences in popular virtual classroom environments such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
The course is delivered entirely online.
Each week, participants will go through a number of assigned modules and reading materials, complete weekly assignments and exercises, and participate in discussion forums to share experiences, questions and comments, as well as receive feedback from the instructors.
The 2-hour webinar sessions will be conducted through Zoom web conferencing platform on Tuesdays (and occasionally Thursdays) from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rome Time (8:00 am – 10:00 am NY Time):
Course activities and the weekly discussion forum will be available on the UNKampus, UNSSC’s Learning Platform.
Approximate time commitment to fully participate in this course (pre-work, attending webinars, completion of assessments, forum discussions, etc.) is:
The online course will cover topics such as:
Week 1: Building Virtual Facilitation Skills and Creating Collaborative Synchronous Activities
Tips and techniques to keep participants engaged and active in a live virtual classroom training so that the learning is of the same or better quality than participants expect from classroom-based programmes, and with the same results and performance improvements organizations expect.
This session discusses:
Week 2: Breakout room activities and real-time digital collaboration tools
Using Zoom as a virtual face-to-face (vF2F) classroom together with a real-time digital collaboration tool for brainstorming in zoom breakout rooms and plenary.
In a live classroom setting, we engage participants with group exercises and discussions. Similar learning experience is achieved in a virtual face-to-face classroom with breakout rooms.
There are two live virtual sessions this week: The first live vF2F session focuses on zoom settings and features. The second vF2F session provides instructional techniques to encourage collaboration using breakout room activities.
The second session takes participants through hands-on activities, how to:
Week 3: Using Whiteboards and Chat
This session provide tips and techniques for innovative use of whiteboards and chats to create participant interaction and engagement.
This session takes participants through tips and techniques on how to:
Week 4: Web Browsing, Application Sharing, and Designing virtual classroom facilitator guide.
This session demonstrates how to create interaction and collaboration in a virtual classroom setting using synchronized web browsing:
Week 5: Practice delivering interactive and collaborative live session
This session gives participants the opportunity to practice what they learned. Each participant will be given five minutes to practice delivering an interactive and collaborative live session.
There will be two webinar sessions for practice activities.
Anyone involved in online training and interested in strengthening their ability to engage participants during live training events.
The cost of participation is $1,000.