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

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ACTIVITY SELECTION GRID

Virtual classroom applications offer a variety of tools that trainers can use to engage participants and to create an effective, interactive learning environment. Here are some common tools available in virtual classrooms and example activities employing the tool. Note: Not all synchronous tools are available in all virtual classroom software, and each tool's features may vary.

SYNCHRONOUS TOOL DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE

Chat

Allows participants to type messages and send them to other participants, the facilitator, or the entire class.

Assign learning partners to have a private chat where participants share the most important take-away they learned during the session.

Whiteboard

Offers space for brainstorming ...

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