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Design for the virtual classroom

Designing and delivering instructor-led webinars and courses

Virtual classrooms bring the medieval classroom into the 21st Century. Virtual classrooms use collaboration tools to re-create the structure and learning experiences of a physical classroom. When well designed, they preserve the orderly structure and rich interaction of the classroom while removing the requirement for everyone to be in the same location.

Virtual-classroom programs can be as simple as one-shot, ad hoc Webinars or as complex as formal, semester-long academic courses. In either case, a teacher leads a class of learners through an explicit syllabus of material on a predetermined schedule. While these programs may include many of the activities ...

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