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Ideas for Icebreakers and Exercises

Maintaining a high level of interactivity with participants is essential to executing a successful virtual classroom session. In my experience, well-designed interactivity that makes the most of the full range of features of the virtual classroom leads to engaging training with high learning transfer. Chapter 5, “Developing Virtual Classroom Training,” covered design in the virtual classroom; this chapter provides specific examples of icebreakers and exercises to incorporate into your design.

The ideas in this chapter range from simple to complex interactions. Some of the ideas include specific examples, so as you read think creatively about your content—with a few small adjustments to these ideas you ...

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