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Designing for the Virtual Classroom by Wendy Gates Corbett, Cindy Huggett

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Use of synchronous online training is growing rapidly as more organizations embrace e-learning and blended approaches to training. The virtual classroom allows organizations to provide training at a lower cost because learners and trainers can stay at their desks to participate. The virtual classroom also condenses the amount of time learners spend away from work because online sessions tend to have shorter durations than face-to-face classes.

As classroom delivery methods evolve, so do design strategies. In order to create effective training for the virtual online classroom, a designer must adapt and use learning techniques that fit in the online environment.

The good news for designers is that the typical ADDIE process (analysis, design, ...

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