302 - BYOD: Interact and Engage! Activities for Spectacular Live Online Events
With virtual classroom training, engagement is the main question on everyone's mind. Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It’s what you choose to do with those features, the design choices, and the way you connect with participants that will make the difference. Because of that, it’s important to learn interaction and engagement techniques so you can be successful in the virtual environment and avoid everyone asking for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event.
In this session you’ll discover how to do just that. We'll begin by commiserating over the challenges we face when both attending and delivering virtual classroom sessions. You’ll review facilitation and design considerations for your platform, including must do's, tips and tricks, and leading practices. To demonstrate these concepts, we'll participate in example activities in Zoom where we can analyze the experience together and brainstorm where interaction and engagement techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs. Then we’ll create a plan of action for applying these same strategies to your own virtual training designs and plans.
In this session, you will learn:
- Ways to determine the appropriate level of interaction to create effective live online training
- How to analyze activities for specific engagement techniques to apply to your own activity design
- Best practices for differentiating between the virtual classroom features for optimal engagement
- How to use a checklist of platform features to optimize the investment in your virtual meeting technology
Designers, developers, managers, trainers, presenters, meeting hosts, producers
Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebEx, GotoMeeting products, Skype for Business/Teams, VILT platforms, PowerPoint
Participant technology requirements:
Laptop and/or mobile device with WiFi access, access to Zoom (check laptop access here: https://zoom.us/test Zoom or mobile access here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200305413-Mobile)