In preparation for June’s FocusOn Learning 2017 Conference & Expo, Pamela Hogle and I discussed creating virtual classroom training for mobile learners. Many of the best practices and tips have been posted in an article called “Go Virtual Classroom? Go Mobile? Why Not Do Both!” in Learning Solutions Magazine.
The article provides insights into the challenges of selecting a virtual training platform with mobile devices in mind, how to design for all devices, and tips on engaging increasingly distracted and remote participants.
Want to learn more about creating virtual classroom training for mobile learners? Then I hope you’ll join me in June at FocusOn Learning. Here’s where I’ll be
- Using Video in Virtual Training: Tips and Techniques for Success (Wednesday, June 21, 11:00 AM)
Learn the importance of advance planning for video using a three-step process how to incorporate it into your virtual training classes.You’ll observe firsthand how to set up your platform, your learners, and yourself for a seamless video experience. Next, you’ll explore the common challenges with virtual training videos and learn two simple techniques to eliminate them. In addition, you’ll learn when to use webcams for live video (and when not to), along with three keys for quality streaming.
- Designing Virtual Training for Mobile Devices (Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM)
Increasingly more participants in live online virtual training classes are joining by mobile device—which means they connect via the platform app instead of using the full desktop program. While this gives people substantially more flexibility in where and when they can access virtual training, it has a big drawback as well. Most virtual training designs assume that all tools and features will be available for learning activities, but most virtual classroom apps only have limited features. Given this challenge, it can be tricky to know how best to design virtual training content that’s engaging but that every member of your audience can fully experience.