Next week I will leap into:
CSTP Level 1 program “Leading Effective Live Online Events” with Jonathan Finkelstein. We are scheduled to participate in 4 online events starting on August 11th for 1.5 hours each to learn teh following:
Workshop Description: In this four-part live online workshop — taking place over a two week period — participants learn and practice effective, practical and creative strategies and techniques for the live online environment. Concrete approaches for synchronous facilitation abound, as do ideas for the design of real-time activities that take learning and collaborating online to a whole new level. In addition to basic instructional design skills CSTP 203 will explore:
- Effective live event moderation and facilitation
- Fostering interactivity
- Activity and content design
- Game-based activities, live online
- Exceptional use of virtual whiteboards
- Shared web browsing
- Creating interactive exercises
- Application sharing
- Audio and video options
- Ensuring learning and meeting objectives are met
My goal in this experience is to soak up the word of wisdom from JF and to ensure that I can provide equally exciting and engaging professional development in the use of Elluminate Live for teachers who I am mentoring this year.
After this course I will plan to enrol in the next one:
CSTP Certification Level II
“Producing Professional Live Online Programs”
This workshop delivers a practical experience, taking students through every aspect of producing a successful interactive webcast for up to 250 participants, and culminating with an actual live event. Advanced techniques include: event preparation and management; development of a script and detailed “treatment”; enlistment and training of online guests and presenters; advanced content design, production and implementation; interactivity planning and facilitation; marketing and registration; and event follow-up and integration of live programming into an online community, web site, intranet and other online and venue-based activities.
This will ‘top up’ my own professional development and provide me with additional relevant credibility in this field for building that part of my elearning consultancy in the future.
Today I set aside some time to plan how to ‘capture’ some of the learning in a meaningful way and to store and display these in shared web spaces and, of course, my blog.