ELC 006: Creating Virtual Classrooms And Webinars


karen-hyderAre you wondering how to transform in-person training to a virtual classroom? Do you want to improve the effectiveness of your webinars? If so, you’ll want advice from online event expert and speaker coach, Karen Hyder. In this podcast, Karen shares ways to keep your audience attentive and engaged. And she explains how you can minimize the endless issues that can bog down virtual events by never going it alone.

We discuss:

  • Drivers for moving from face-to-face training to virtual classrooms and webinars
  • Types of internal resistance you might get
  • How to overcome resistance
  • Advice for being a first-time producer
  • What’s best? Telephony or VOIP
  • How learners respond to a virtual classroom environment
  • Two best practices for adapting classroom content for virtual
  • Roles required for producing a virtual event
  • Is the producer the wizard behind the curtain?
  • Best practices for being a producer
  • How to read your virtual audience
  • How to use social media in the virtual classroom/webinar
  • The most common mistake to avoid

What tips do you have for making virtual learning experiences a success? Answer in the Comments below.

TIME: 20 minutes



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  1. Justin Cardamone says

    I feel virtual classrooms and webinars are only going to become more and more popular in schools across the globe. One of the biggest challenges I see with this is “veteran” educators and non-techno savy teachers may struggle in incorporating technology effectively into the classroom and creating a interactive classroom environment.

    My tip to helping prevent and solve this challenge is by providing school seminars and video diaries and discussions with educators thoroughly going through the processes to help them better understand these concepts and how they could be developed. Every classroom and every situation is different. By understanding various methods and practices to creating a virtual classroom environment more educators will become successful in creating these environments. Like you’ve mentioned social media is a major part of internet use today especially by our students. Whether it is Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. our students social lives are being consumed by updating and using these social media sites. Finding a way to incorporate these sites could be very effective in motivating many of our students in the classroom and perhaps this could be possible through starting video chats/discussions, or group chats/discussion boards.


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