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514 In-class to Online: Lessons Learned Shifting the Delivery of a Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Virtual Classrooms

Series: Instructional Design Summit

Over the last few years many L&D practitioners have been forced to find new ways to deliver engaging content to their learners. Some of this was in the form of online learning, but some of it had to stay “in the classroom.” This posed challenges when learners couldn’t physically gather in spaces together. So how can we virtually create and provide the same robust learning experience, group work, discussion, and activities that a learner expects from attending a workshop in-person?

This case study will explore how we took a half-day, in-class workshop and transformed it into an interactive online workshop. We’ll discuss how we examined and broke down the in-class workshop into its core elements. We’ll then look at how we reimagined these elements as online interactions and activities. We’ll discuss the various instructor roles we needed to include to ensure the virtual session ran smoothly and review the templates used throughout the process. Next we’ll discuss the online tools we chose for participants to use and the reasons why these tools worked for our project. Finally we’ll share the lessons learned, pitfalls, set-backs, and how we continuously strive to improve the learning experience for our participants.

In this session you will learn:

  • Various methods to recreate in-class activities into virtual online learning activities
  • The roles required to successfully deliver an online learning workshop
  • How to utilize multiple online tools to deliver a cohesive interactive learning experience
  • How to set up and use instructor virtual-lesson-plan templates for delivering an online workshop
  • Tips, tricks, and lessons learned from creating a robust online workshop

Technology discussed:

Zoom, Google Slides, JamBoard, Miro, Teams

Tracy Parish

Education Technology Specialist

Parish Creative Solutions

Tracy Parish is an accomplished instructional designer, eLearning developer, and consultant based in the Greater Toronto area. With a unique blend of skills in computer programming, adult education, and eLearning design/development, she has built a successful career in instructional design. With over 18 years of experience in instructional design, development, LMS implementation and administration, Tracy is a respected figure in her field. She is a speaker, active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group and webcast Nerdy Shop Talk, the marketing director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and moderator of the monthly Twitter event #lrnchat.