Virtual Course Design


A successful virtual program begins with impactful design.

In addition to solid instructional design techniques, it also requires knowledge of the online environment, online facilitation techniques, as well as understanding the available technology. We offer expertise in collaborative and experiential-based program design that engages learners and leaves a lasting impression.

Design and Delivery Formats

Webinars
Webinar Examples:
  • Marketing webinars
  • Workshop introductory session
  • “Learn to Learn”/Technical Check
Deliverables:
  • Online session design
  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Handouts (if applicable) Adobe Connect classroom configuration
Features:
  • Typically no more than 1-hour facilitated live online
  • Fast-paced and engaging
  • Participants interact with each other in real time
  • One way audio using VOIP
  • Participants primarily respond in Chat and Set Status indicators
  • Large group layout design and facilitation techniques
Max size: 100 participants
Workshops
Workshop Examples:
  • Skill-building
  • Re-purpose face-to-face courses
  • Workshops are building blocks for multi-session programs as well as blended learning programs
  • Pre skill-building to kick off face-to-face sessions
  • Follow up to face to face sessions
Deliverables:
  • Online session design
  • PowerPoint Deck
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Participant Guide
  • Additional Handouts(if applicable)
  • Appendix in Facilitator Guide for Adobe Connect classroom configuration
  • “Click-through” of program design with facilitator
Features:
  • 1.5 – 2 hour sessions include all Webinar features, plus breakouts (working in small groups virtually)
  • Emphasis on relevant business examples and challenges
  • Opportunities for participants to learn through experiential and purposefully designed activities.
  • Reflect and engage with facilitator and peers.
Max size: 16 participants
Blended Programs
A blend of the following:
  • Synchronous Live online programs
  • Asynchronous offerings (eLearning courses, audio recordings, videos, job aids, etc.)
  • Face to face programs
  • Intersession assignments that allow participants to take advantage of the “spaced learning” in between components. This allows for skills practice, reinforcement of training objectives, assimilation of information and preparation for the following session
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Communities of Practice
  • Social Learning
Accessed through:
  • Participant Guide
  • Online web portal
  • Virtual Learning Environment
Features and Deliverables vary by program.

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