Facilitating Live Online Learning
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The learning and development landscape is changing. Budgets for L&D are being cut, employers are demanding that more employees are to be trained. Learning professionals are now exploring new workplace performance online tools for ways of delivering learning to more people with less resources at their disposal. This book covers everything you need to know to be able to ensure that your live online learning events are engaging,professional, and deliver meaningful learning. Suitable for everyone who will be designing, developing and facilitating live online events.
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Feb 4, 2012I like delivering live-online learning and have been doing so regularly for about two years. I had a good grounding in the subject from a company that started out delivering telephone-based training back before the emergence of easy and reliable webinar technologies....this was then updated more recently to take into account the advances in webinar technology. I wasn’t figuring on learning a huge amount from this book, simply because I’ve been around the block already. So there was surprise number 1- I was reminded of several very important points that had slipped my mind, and I learned several new things to boot; I won’t tell you what they are, not really because it might make me look dense, but because if I did I’d be encouraging you not to buy a copy of Colin’s excellent book. “Facilitating Live Online Learning” as a book title is a mouthful....but this book does indeed pass the ‘Ronseal’ Test; it does exactly what it says on the tin! Whether you are an online-learning virgin, a... More > seasoned deliverer over webinar facility or a potential buyer of online delivered L&D, this book is a very good read. Colin also makes the point that live online learning tools are also useful for non "training" use by sales people and managers of remote teams- so these folk would also benefit from shelling out for this book. I’d agree with Colin that far too many people try to go live-online without really knowing what they are doing and the resultant experience is so bad it puts people off. Learning Point: Buy (read and inwardly digest) the book first! Colin Steed has distilled all of his (and lots of other peoples’) experience of the live online learning arena into 200 or so pages of readable and dippable book. He writes clearly and hammers home points that he and his fellow pioneers have learned the hard way. He has avoided making the book sound too much like an advert for the training courses he is connected with, whilst using the fact that they have a virtual monopoly on the experience to really give the reader some proven advice. Did I learn anything from reading this book? Yes! Would I recommend this book to other people? Definitely! Will this book convince you to start using live online learning? Probably! Is this book of any use to someone who is very competent with face-to-face training? Yes! The online medium isn't just face-to-face delivery from somewhere else. Rus Slater< Less
Aug 24, 2011If Live Online Training is to realise so many potential costs savings and efficiencies and to grow to become a significant method of Training delivery, then it needs skilled Online Trainers and Facilitators. The Institute of IT Training has been addressing this need for a year now with its “Certified Online Learning Facilitator” course, and now Colin Steed, the moving force behind the course has distilled his knowledge into this paperback book. Colin really knows his stuff; way back in 1998 he wrote a book “Web Based Training” one of the first to explore the potential of training staff over the then new medium of the Internet. He is the Chief Executive of the IITT and is still very much a hands-on trainer and training designer. He designed and delivers the Online Learning Facilitator course for the IITT, as well as blogging and running webinars on all aspects of Live Online Training. His new book offers practical advice for anyone who delivers Training over the internet, using tools... More > such as WebEx, GoToTraining, Microsoft Live Meeting or Skype. Many of his insights also apply not just to Training, but also to Sales and Marketing delivered online. He clearly identifies the Role and Skills of the Online Learning Facilitator, and is especially strong on the visual design required for an engaging online learning experience. The book takes you through the steps required to become a better Online Facilitator, Trainer, Marketer or Salesman; clearly describing how to design your content, communicate with your participants, facilitate the session and maximise the participant engagement. If you are thinking of doing any type of Online Knowledge Transfer, currently delivering online courses or webinars; or simply want to learn what is best practice in live Online learning then this is the book for you.< Less
Aug 14, 2011From time to time there is a seismic shift in an industry which changes the rules. There’s such a shift going on now in the Learning and Development industry where classroom training is moving online. This now means that no matter where you are in the world, you can still come together to share a real learning experience. These seismic shifts are all well and good but we need to be able to make sense of the ‘new way’ to make sure that in moving to an online world we don’t make mistakes that impact on our learners. Facilitating Live Online Learning is the ideal book to make sure we get this transition right. In his book, Colin Steed brings together the key elements of this new order and takes the reader through all the key components necessary to deliver effective live online learning. This is a book for now; a book that deals with the real-world issues of creating great online content, delivering the same content in a live environment and engaging with and stimulating learners in such... More > a way that effective learning takes place. This is a great book for all live online facilitators; both those already delivering online sessions who want to fine-tune their skills and also for those new to this environment who want to get started in the most effective way. This is a well-written and practical book which should be read by all Learning and Development professions so that they have a real insight into this new world order.< Less
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- Colin Steed (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Engaged Online Learning
- July 27, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.77 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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