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Virtual classroom Learning


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Virtual classroom Learning

  1. 1. Virtual Classroom “Learn what you need, when you need , where you need….”
  2. 2.  A virtual classroom is an online classroom that allows participants to communicate with one another, view presentations or videos, interact with other participants, and engage with resources in work groups. Definition
  3. 3.  Non- Restricting  Affordable  Flexible Learning  Practical and Proven  Easy Accessiblity Key Components of Virtual Classroom
  4. 4.  It brings participants together from different geographical locations.  No expenses for travel, hotel & training facilities.  All types of digital media can be integrated ( e.g. Videos, PPTs, Podcasts etc.).  Interaction between participants and instructor via application sharing. Why Virtual Classroom
  5. 5.  Suitable for training deliverables on short notice.  Encourages Social Learning.  The sessions can be recorded and used later as a refresher course. Why Virtual Classroom Contd:
  6. 6.  Sharing Documents  Here the facilitator can upload a file into viewing window and all participants can see it. When he navigates through the document, moving form one page to another, the participants screen follow along.  Chats  Chats enables to communicate through real time typed messages, similar to an instant messenger program, it can be public so that everyone sees the note, or sent privately to one individual user Key Features for Virtual Classroom
  7. 7.  Annotate  Annotation tools allow for real –time “drawing” on top of shared documents or whiteboards . It adds visual flair to the screen.  Whiteboard  It is similar to a classroom whiteboard or flipchart. It’s a blank screen that can be typed, written or drawn upon using the programs annotation tools.  Breakout groups  It mimics small group activities in the face-to-face classroom. Key Features for Virtual Classroom
  8. 8.  Polling  It allows the trainer to ask surveys questions in real time to participants. Questions can be multiple choice, open ended, multiple answers etc.  Application Sharing:  It allows facilitators to share applications and then learners can visually see it on their screen Key Features for Virtual Classroom
  9. 9.  Can be applied to create learning spaces that transcend safety or distance parameters.  It helps to integrate media such as e-Book, Interactive calendars or blackboards.  Some Virtual classrooms offer Surveys where feedback can be sent to the learner via email.  Language Learning can be facilitated through Virtual Classrooms. “Second life” is one such popular tool for practicing language skills. Advantages of Virtual Classroom
  10. 10.  Collaborative learning through group activities, discussions, forums and chats with learners, guests etc.  Allows learner to Visualize or enact learning scenarios through active engagement. Advantages of Virtual Classroom Contd..
  11. 11.  The Organization/Institution does not have enough budget in order to implement a virtual classroom.  Lack of motivation from learners and facilitators to use technology for the teaching and learning process.  Infrastructure for the participants PC needs to be prepared.  Technical Limitations such as bandwidth, speed of connection, power failure etc. Disadvantages to Virtual Classroom
  12. 12.  Determine your goals and objectives.  Choose the ideal method of delivery.  Create interactive learning activities to encourage participants.  Develop a guide for instructors.  Always Give it a test run.  Combine visuals with explanations that prompt employee discussion. Tips to Design Interactive Virtual Classroom Training
  13. 13.  HP Virtual Classroom  Blackboard Collaborate  Horizon Wimba  IBM Lotus Virtual Classroom  Elluminate Live Virtual classroom  Electa Live  MarcoMedia Breeze  Marratech  Microsoft Live Meeting  CiscoWebEx  Google hangouts Most used Virtual Classroom Tools
  14. 14. The Virtual classroom transcends the boundaries of location, time and space providing a flexible learning environment for all. Conclusion
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