Virtual Classroom novice
We have been asked by a client to adapt our ENVISAGE program (currently a four hour face to face seminar OR a one hour eLearning module ) to a 'virtual classroom' platform. They use WebEx as the platform and I am looking at AdobeConnect for another client.
I haven't experienced participating in a virtual classroom before, let alone produced one. I've looked at a facilitator guide for a virtual classroom and it is very, very detailed. So here are some novice questions that I'm wondering if this learned community would be so gracious as to take the time in answering.
- How is a 'virtual classroom' different to a super structured / designed webinar?
- How do participants interact on line? Can they complete exercises on line as they might do in a self pace eLearning program?
- Does the interactivity come through the software (ie Articulate) or through the platform (ie WebEx etc) Can I just use Powerpoint and a conferencing platform?
Is a virtual classroom the same as 'instructor led' eLearning?
What's the ideal duration for a virtual classroom?
I hope these questions make sense and I appreciate any comments you have.
We will be on the look out for a freelance ID I suspect to help us with this project.