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Designing Virtual Training Certificate

Design powerful activities for instructor-led virtual training.

Design learner-centric, collaborative exercises and instructional materials using virtual classroom tools to support online learning programs. Best practice tips for online-training design that leads to maximum learning transfer will be explained, modeled, and reinforced.

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Credits: CEU 1.2 MORE
Level: Intermediate
Role(s): Instructional Designer
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Technology Application More

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$1,395
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Course Info

Determining how your content can be effectively delivered in the virtual environment should be a proactive, intentionally planned effort. A common pitfall is assuming training from the physical classroom can be delivered online without modifications. This approach can negatively impact participant engagement, lead to technology challenges, and reduce the effectiveness of the training. This course provides grounding in everything you need to know to avoid that pitfall and successfully design... Read More

Determining how your content can be effectively delivered in the virtual environment should be a proactive, intentionally planned effort. A common pitfall is assuming training from the physical classroom can be delivered online without modifications. This approach can negatively impact participant engagement, lead to technology challenges, and reduce the effectiveness of the training. This course provides grounding in everything you need to know to avoid that pitfall and successfully design virtual instructor-led training programs that establish learner engagement, incorporate collaborative activities, and enable you to create effective instructional materials. Develop the skills you need in this program, presented in partnership with InSync Training. Take this opportunity to see best practices for virtual training design modeled through 12 hours of live, online instruction; templates for a facilitator and participant guide; and an interactive planning tool.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Learn how to apply a four-step instructional design technique to determine which instructional objectives can be taught in a virtual environment, traditional classroom, or via self-directed formats.
  • Engage learners with appropriate interaction and collaboration techniques.
  • Design and develop a variety of instructional activities that utilize the whiteboard, chat, application sharing, web browsing, webcam, and breakout room activities.
  • Understand how to hold learners accountable using a variety of assessment and debriefing techniques.
  • Know how to critique a virtual training program to ensure adult learning principles are being met.
  • Be able to extend learning beyond live events by utilizing blended learning technologies and long-term assessment techniques.
  • Gain practice by developing materials for a one-hour lesson including the facilitator guide, participant guide, and slides.
  • Articulate and demonstrate the competencies of the virtual classroom instructional designer.

If you are comfortable designing learning in the virtual classroom environment or want to focus delivery instead of design, we recommend our Facilitating Virtual Training Certificate Program.

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What You Will Learn
  • Week 1: The Art of Virtual Design: Moving From Webinar to True Learning

    This session provides techniques for designing collaborative learning events instead of passive presentations. You will practice using a design flowcharts and a proven four-step instructional design process to differentiate between content that should be included in a virtual environment and content that should not.

    After this session, you will be able to:

     
    • Distinguish between a presentation and a learning event and when to use each.
    • Define instructional goals and performance objectives and describe their roles in the design process.
    • Use flow charts and a four-step process to identify content that is appropriate for the virtual classroom.
    • Explain when and how interaction and collaboration should be designed into the virtual classroom.
    • Articulate the purposes of various interaction techniques in the virtual classroom.
  • Week 2: The Art of Engagement: Ensuring Participation Through Interaction

    This session explores design strategies for creating activities that encourage participation and engage learners in a virtual environment. You will be introduced to how whiteboards and chat can be used in innovative ways to create participant interaction and engagement as well as design consideration for mobile devices.

    After this session, you will be able to:

    • Define the interactivity tools available in the virtual environment and describe the best practices for using each.
    • Summarize the phases of a flipped classroom and identify appropriate exercises for each.
    • Describe design techniques for adding interactivity to lectures in the virtual classroom.
  • Week 3: The Art of Engagement: Encouraging Learning Through Virtual Collaboration

    This session introduces collaborative interaction in the virtual classroom. You will explore a variety of collaborative activities and best practices for designing them.

    After this session, you will be able to:

    • Describe the two types of collaboration and the uses for each.
    • Explain how different virtual classroom tools can be used to inspire collaboration and list best practices for each.
    • Identify factors that should be considered when designing highly collaborative activities.
  • Week 4: The Art of Accountability: Ensuring the Success of Virtual Learning Through Assessment

    This session introduces different types of assessment and evaluation methods that can be applied in the virtual classroom. You will apply these concepts by designing an assessment activity that holds your learners accountable for their skills.

    After this session, you will be able to:

    • Use different accountability tools and techniques in the virtual classroom and describe the benefits and limitations of each.
    • Articulate the difference between qualitative and quantitative assessments.
    • Apply Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation to the virtual classroom.
    • Use a design document template to design an assessment for an activity
  • Week 5: The Art of Accountability Through Reflections and Debrief

    This session focuses on the importance of accountability to learning in the virtual classroom. You will explore the benefits and limitations of several debriefing methods and explain how the six adult learning principles can be supported by each.

    After this session, you will be able to:

    • Articulate the importance of learner accountability.
    • Design effective debrief exercises that maximize collaboration including gallery walk, jigsaw teach backs, pair and share, quick toss, and more.
    • Apply adult learning principles that can be supported in the virtual classroom.
  • Week 6: Designing the Experience: Virtual Lesson as Part of the Blend

    This session explores the concept and components of a blended program and the materials necessary for supporting one. After designing a learning activity and assessment, you will script out your design as it would appear in a facilitator guide.

    At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:

    • Explain the concept and components of a blended learning program.
    • Describe the different elements of a facilitator guide and the conventions used to script out lessons.
    • Design a collaborative exercise and assessment that addresses a pre-defined learning objective.
    • Create facilitator guide instructions for facilitators to manage the activities.
    • Apply the stylistic conventions used in a facilitator guide to script out an activity and assessment.
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COURSE TOPICS
The Art of Virtual Design: Moving From Webinar to True Learning
  • Event Types: Presentations Versus Learning Events
  • The Art of Objectives
  • Four-Step Process
  • Drive the Car Activity
  • The Art of Engaging the Learner
  • Work Group Activity
The Art of Engagement: Ensuring Participation Through Interaction
  • The Art of Interactivity
  • Expedia App Sharing Activity
  • Other Interactivity Considerations
  • The Art of Lecture
  • Work Group Activity
The Art of Engagement: Encouraging Leading Through Virtual Collaboration
  • Collaboration: Paired Chat Activity
  • Work Group Activity
  • Paired Chat vs Breakouts
The Art of Accountability: Ensuring Success of the Virtual Learner Through Assessment
  • The Art of Accountability
  • The Art of Assessment
  • Work Group Activity
The Art of Accountability Through Reflection and Debrief
  • The Art of Debrief
  • Adult Learning Principles
  • Work Group Activity
Designing the Experience: Virtual Lessons as Part of the Blend
  • Blended Learning
  • Facilitator Guide
  • Work Group Activity
Appendices
  • Design Flowchart
  • Blended Program Outline
  • Yoga Instructions
Who Should Attend

This program is for professionals who are responsible for developing virtual learning courses or events. Or, anyone who wants to improve the quality of their virtual training programs.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Intermediate
Roles: Instructional Designer
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
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Joshua Smith

"The program had some great topics on creating synchronous learning sessions that provide a rich, valuable experience to the online learner. The blended learning section was great."

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Paula Ronan

"My favorite takeaways of this program are: the opportunity to learn first hand the types of engagement that can be designed and used successfully in the synchronous environment; the weekly projects that we shared and the feedback we received; as well as all the aha moments we were encouraged to consider and share."

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Tonya Mitchell

"ATD is recognized and respected throughout the world. I felt ATD would give me the tools I need to develop as well as the credibility I need to function in the workplace."

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Facilitators
Karen Vieth
Helen Fong (Producer)
Cindy Foster
Jennifer James (Producer)

Things to Know

ATTENDANCE

For full-day face-to-face and live online programs, participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

For multi-week, live online programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.

ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device significantly limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Platform at the end of the program.

CREDITS

12.0 learning hours

1.2 CEUs awarded

12.0 APTD Professional Development Hours or Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

12.0 CPTD Professional Development Hours or Recertification Points through the ATD Certification Institute.

This program has been approved for 12.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 12.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required for both face-to-face and online programs. Please do not bring mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) in lieu of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience if you are using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.

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