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Author: Darlene Christopher Narrator: Lyndsay Vitale Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781469030678
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Virtual training gives learning professionals unprecedented flexibility, making it possible to reach participants globally and unite physically dispersed teams. But designers and facilitators must adapt their programs and delivery styles in order to be effective in this new medium. The Successful Virtual Classroom goes beyond introducing the technology, to offer trainers proven techniques tailored specifically to engage live online audiences. Packed with easy-to-use tools, checklists, and worksheets—as well as case studies from Oracle, UPS, and more—the book introduces the PREP model for planning, rehearsing, executing, and then conducting a postmortem following the training event. Readers will learn how to

  • make the most of  virtual classroom features such as content and screen sharing, annotation tools, polls, and breakout rooms;
  • weave chat responses into the discussion;
  • compensate for the absence of body language;
  • monitor feedback;
  • engage individuals with different learning styles;
  • encourage audience contribution;
  • meet the unique needs of global participants; and
  • much more.

Featuring icebreakers and interactive exercises designed for an online environment, this book helps readers create programs that truly drive learner engagement.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Complete with step-by-step instructions, case studies, checklists, and ideas for icebreakers and exercises to keep virtual training sessions interactive and engaging, The Successful Virtual Classroom is an indispensable resource for both new and experienced virtual trainers.”

    Anne Schwartz, vice president, Global Leadership and Talent Development, UPS

  • “If you’re looking for an accessible and practical book that will help you master the virtual classroom, this book hits the mark. It’s a MUST-read for today’s technologically enabled learning-and-development professional charged with developing effective virtual programs for an increasingly diverse and globally dispersed audience.”

    Elaine Biech, author of Training for Dummies

  • “Delivering learning using alternative delivery methodologies is critically important for today’s learning organizations. This book provides relevant and practical information about how to design and implement virtual classrooms. A useful resource for any­one interested in managing learning in the digital age.”

    Tamar Elkeles, PhD, chief learning officer, Qualcomm

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About the Author

Darlene Christopher is a knowledge and learning officer at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. She has been designing and delivering virtual training programs for global audiences for over nine years. She produces e-learning products for synchronous and asynchronous environments and is a skilled facilitator for both live web events and threaded discussion boards. She also has a diverse technology background with web product management positions in Silicon Valley at Infoseek, Disney Internet Group, and 3Com. Christopher holds a master’s degree in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies as well as a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California–Davis.

About the Narrator

Lyndsay Vitale is a narrator of audiobooks. Her readings include Confessions of a Credit Junkie by Beverly Harzog, Simple Secrets by Kathy Davis, Rise to the Top by Stacey Hawley, and The Successful Virtual Classroom by Darlene Christopher.