Webinar: Facilitating in the Virtual Classroom

  • 08 May 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


Are you ready to facilitate in a virtual classroom with global learners?  According to research by ASTD and i4cp on Learning’s Role in Globally Dispersed Workforces, globalization is one of the most important trends affecting the workforce.  So how can you move from in-person facilitation to virtual facilitation and ensure your training is appropriate for all learners, regardless of their location?  When you prepare for a virtual global audience as a facilitator or designer you need to think globally about every aspect of the training from the learner perspective, and make adjustments geared to those perspectives.

During this session you will explore the five key areas for global virtual classroom success: logistics, content, learning styles, rehearsal and facilitation.  You will leave the session with strategies and tips to successfully design and deliver training for the global virtual classroom. The speaker has designed and delivered hundreds of training sessions via virtual classroom to World Bank Group staff in every region of the world.  She will share practical examples from a variety of courses that were converted for delivery in a global virtual classroom.

Please use the URL provided in your confirmation email to access the webinar. The webinar will be recorded for playback by Metro DC Chapter members only.  Note that there is no audio interaction associated with this webinar.  You will be able to listen to speaker but you will only be able to use the webinar chat feature for communicating with the organizers.  You can hear the webinar audio by using either your computer speakers or a headset connected to your computer or tablet device.    

Instructor Bio:

Darlene Christopher is a Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington DC where she directs the learning program for over 900 staff in 20 countries. She has been designing and delivering virtual training programs for global audiences for over ten years. Darlene also has a diverse technology background holding web product management positions in Silicon Valley at Infoseek, Disney Internet Group and 3Com. Darlene holds a Master’s in International Management from the Monterey Institutional Studies.  She has lived and worked in Venezuela, Belize, Germany and Spain and speaks Spanish. She is the 2013 Advisory Chair for the ASTD TechKnowledge conference and served on the board for the Metro DC Chapter of ASTD as the Director of Virtual Programs from 2010-2012.  Darlene also serves on Advisory Panel for the George Mason University Instruction Design and Development program. Darlene is a frequent speaker at ASTD and e-Learning Guild conferences and publishes regularly on the topic of virtual classrooms, including Infoline “Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom” She blogs at http://webconferenceguru.com/

Please Note: This a free webinar for Metro DC ASTD Members. Be sure to log-in for the system to recognize you as a member and activate the free registration option. Non-members are welcome to join the webinar for a fee. The webinar link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.