From Traditional to Virtual Classroom
Conversion Made Easy
Live Online Workshops
3 days (~2-2.5 hours/day)
This essential “how-to” workshop provides you with a step-by-step process for converting a traditional, classroom-based course to an engaging, performance-based virtual classroom training program. You’ll learn how to determine the suitability of a course for conversion, audit the instructor-led training content, adapt existing methods to the virtual classroom, and select the most powerful tools to make the content interactive and engaging in a virtual environment.
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For instructional designers who are expected to convert traditional, instructor-led training programs to virtual classroom courses. Participants should have fundamental knowledge and experience with instructional design principles and at least one year of experience in designing training specifically for the virtual classroom. This workshop is also aimed at training managers who want to gain a solid understanding of the design considerations for converting traditional courses to the virtual classroom.
- Determine suitability for conversion.
- Determine constraints that directly impact the conversion.
- Determine timing parameters.
- Create a virtual classroom schedule that meets the timing parameters.
- Conduct a preliminary review of the instructor-led training content.
- Determine how content will be practiced in the virtual classroom.
- Choose engaging, interactive methods and tools for the virtual classroom.
- Design the virtual classroom methods.
- Structure the virtual classroom workshop.
- Create user-friendly course materials.
Note: This workshop is delivered using the Adobe Connect platform, however the content has been designed to apply to a wide variety of virtual classroom platforms.
- Misconceptions about converting traditional instructor-led training (ILT) to the virtual classroom (VC).
- Best practices for building successful virtual classroom training.
- Key conversion considerations that fit within the Langevin 12-step design process.
- How to determine whether an ILT program is a suitable candidate for conversion.
- Key criteria that identify if the virtual classroom is the right fit.
- A comprehensive list of 43 constraints to consider before you start converting.
- The 10 most critical constraints that can impact virtual training.
- A simple worksheet to help determine the initial timing parameters for the training.
- Tips for renegotiating timing constraints when the success of the conversion is at risk.
- How to estimate a VC course schedule that won’t compromise the original ILT content.
- What to look for when conducting an initial review of the ILT course materials.
- Considerations that can impact the learners’ success in the virtual classroom.
- How to address potential resistance to the virtual training environment.
- A comprehensive worksheet for auditing the existing ILT course materials and documenting notes for conversion.
- The 3 fundamental phases of instruction (regardless of the delivery medium used).
- How to identify commonly used presentation and application methods in the ILT materials.
- When it is necessary to write a new objective for the virtual classroom course.
- How to identify which ILT practice activities and exercises can/cannot be converted to the VC.
- The most commonly used tools in the virtual classroom.
- The top 20 instructional methods used in the virtual classroom and 30+ creative variations.
- An indispensable selection grid for VC methods and tools.
- When to select different methods for more engaging presentation of content in the virtual classroom.
- How to select methods and tools to design highly interactive application in the virtual environment.
- Factors to consider when choosing the VC tools that enable strong engagement and interactivity.
- How to determine which ILT content/materials can be repurposed in the virtual classroom.
- A guided worksheet to design new methods for the virtual classroom.
- How to estimate the timing of the virtual classroom course.
- How to convert an ILT lesson plan to a VC lesson plan for both a facilitator and producer.
- How to modify evaluation methods/materials for the virtual classroom course.
- All the worksheets, checklists, and forms in Microsoft® Word template format. Simply download them from your personal My Langevin website.
- 30-day access to all recorded online sessions.
- Free 1-year feedback service. Receive detailed feedback on your materials to help improve your courses.
Over the course of 3 consecutive days you’ll spend 6 hours live/online learning the key conversion skills required to bring the classroom-based content to life in the virtual classroom. An additional 1 to 2 hours will be required for intersession work.
Maximum Class Size: 12 participants (We limit class size to ensure maximum value and participation for our clients.)
- Log in to our Adobe Connect platform using a standard web browser and access the audio for the workshop using a telephone and headset (or ear buds with a microphone). A toll-free teleconference number will be provided.
- Expect an engaging, highly interactive, hands-on workshop with plenty of practice opportunities using breakout rooms, chat, polls, whiteboard annotation tools, etc.
- Review recordings of each session for up to a month after the workshop ends.