Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

This past week, we were fortunate enough to sit down with Karen Hyder, a CTT+ Trainer , to talk about something we do quite often here at Web Courseworks: webinars. As part of our Managing eLearning Thought Leader Series, Karen spoke about the process to follow for a great webinar.

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Tips For Effective Webinar Creation and Delivery


Ways to master webinar delivery for effective knowledge sharing as well as content marketing. If utilized well, webinars can be a successful tool for leaning as well as spreading the good word about the organization as a whole. Who is the webinar directed to?

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Webinars – Providing the Flexibility of Digital Learning with Human Interaction

CommLab India

Webinars = Flexibility of Digital Learning + Human Interaction. Today, we will look at one of the most widely used technology-enabled tools to deliver learning content – webinars. What is a webinar? A webinar is the digital version of a seminar.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

A researcher reported that the keyword, webinar, was searched more often than the keyword, elearning. People are seeking information about webinars more often than they are drawn to elearning. A few years ago, Colleen Cunningham, Antonia Chan and I examined the webinar phenomenon.

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Learning through Webinars: An e-learning perspective


In this scenario, webinars are a powerful medium of learning delivery across varied learner groups – small or large. Easy to access as well as convenient, webinars are an effective mode of learning for professionals who can fit in the short bursts of learning into their schedules.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Make sure your computer, webinar software, and network connections are up-to-date and working well together. If your audience cannot hear you clearly, or if the audio has a lot of distortion or interference, participants may get frustrated and leave your webinar before it is over.

Interactive and engaging webinars- between who and who?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I'm currently using Webex for webinars, unfortunately we discovered (quite late!) The first webinar probably needs to be technically perfect, might be because of the mistrust they already have for technology? The presentor of the webinar was Ken Molay.

Tips for webinars or virtual training

Making Change

“What works for webinars?” I’ve ditched many of the conventional webinar techniques. These aren’t polls or multiple-choice questions. Again, I’m suggesting you do this as a discussion, not a poll. This is Mortal Webinar Sin #1 for me.

Gamification Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are resources from a webinar about gamification I recently conducted for an international consultancy. Polling Software. Poll EveryWhere. Gamification and Game-Thinking from Karl Kapp. Defining Gamification. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest.

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Using Webinars to Increase Employee Engagement


One of those things is leveraging webinars as a learning tool. What Is a Webinar, and Why Does it Engage Employees? A webinar, or a web-based seminar, is a presentation, workshop, seminar, or lecture that takes place online through video conferencing software. A webinar allows participants to communicate with one another in real-time and share documents, audio, and applications. In many cases, a webinar experience includes live streaming.

Webinar Video – A Unified Approach To Learning Management

Upside Learning

For those of you who couldn’t attend our recent webinar in association with the Brandon Hall Group, titled ‘A Unified Approach to the Learning Management System’ – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can view the recording of the webinar by clicking here.

Webinar Recap: Virtual Events; Trends, Best Practices, and Pitfalls

Blue Sky eLearn

On June 28, 2017, we held a webinar with MedComms Networking and hosted a panel of speakers from different elearning and virtual event backgrounds. Hold a poll before scheduling an event to make sure you are choosing a time when everyone can attend.

Top 8 Mistakes To Avoid When Hosting An Online Training Webinar


Before you do, read this article to discover the top 8 mistakes to avoid when hosting an online training webinar. . What To Avoid When Hosting An Online Training Webinar. Online training webinars are an engaging and interactive addition to your online training program.

[Webinar] This is why an LMS should Replace your Company’s Intranet


We thought just a write-up won’t be enough, so we are holding a webinar for it. Because of this, they need social tools (polls, pictures, marketing tiles, forums, and announcements) that only an LMS can offer.

eLearning In A Multi-Device World

Upside Learning

As a matter of fact, in our recent webinars on Responsive eLearning, one of our polls showed that audience members were using an average of 3+ devices in a day. The multi-device world is well and truly upon us. We are all using 2 or more devices in a day. Simultaneously, we're also getting used […]. eLearning Development elearning in a multi-device world

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Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

Kapp Notes

Another way we have used technology for gamification within a virtual classroom or a webinar is to use PollEverywhere and have the learners open a web window and participate in that fashion. The instructor asks the students to choose from among the options via a poll.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Second Life and Gaming Poll Results I dont claim to be a researcher, nor can I claim that the results of polls conducted on this site are in the least bit statistically significant. Perhaps another poll is needed?) follow-up poll will be forthcoming!

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Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

Association eLearning

Given the opportunity, it seems webinar attendees are less than attentive. The statistics are shocking: 35% of attendees go to the bathroom during a webinar. 65% of attendees work on other projects during a webinar. 81% of attendees regularly check their email during webinars.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Poll Results: Learning Visions Readers

Learning Visions

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Poll Results: Learning Visions Readers The poll results are in. Does this better explain the results of my gaming or second life polls ? Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

4 Ways to Improve Your Webinars (And Keep Your Audience From Dozing Off)


But the digital-age child of the traditional conference table seminar, the webinar, hasn’t always retained the interactivity of the bricks and mortar seminar. Is there a way to restore the original sense of an engaged conversation to the webinar? Got a poll feature?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. If you havent responded to those polls, please click on the links here and do so!) Today I just noticed that Blogger has added a polling tool. Just edit your Template layout, add a New Page Element , and choose Poll. Although the poll style is sparse and not as sexy Poll Daddys , it does the trick.

Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?

Experiencing eLearning

I recently attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning. Answer the poll and let me know. Email readers, you may have to click through to the site to respond to the poll.).

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9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development


Conduct Social Media Polls And Surveys. Social media polls and online surveys are quick and convenient. Schedule A Meet-And-Greet Webinar. So, host a live online training webinar where they can meet the online instructors or facilitators and ask questions up front.

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. 350 participants right now–a big group for an interactive webinar. Started with a couple of polls with the moderator.

You’re Invited! Meet Bravais: Xyleme’s Cloud Learning Solution // Webinar Results


This is a rare opportunity to attend a live webinar with Xyleme’s President & CEO, Mark Hellinger. Results of the Meet Bravais Webinar. Thank you to everyone who tuned into our webinar today.

5 Steps to Create a Winning Corporate Webinar Course


Corporate webinars could be the answer. When corporate webinar courses are created the right way, they can also hold your employees’ attention better than any printed or digital document or training manual ever could. From choosing the right software to developing a course that can adjust to its audience’s needs, here are five steps you can take to create a corporate webinar course. The key, of course, is finding webinar presentation software that suits your unique needs.

Resources from Training Magazine Network Webinar

Kapp Notes

In this webinar, for Training Magazine Network , I discussed how Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool. Polling Software. Poll EveryWhere.

Everything you need to know about SCORM

Lambda Solutions

In our webinar last week we recognized that the majority of attendees came to learn more about SCORM compliance.


Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I built these questions as a poll with multiple choice options. This meant I could show the scavenger hunt questions in a side panel at the same time as learners were viewing the content in the main window of the webinar. Last spring, I had a great discussion with Ellen Behrens on what kind of training works effectively in webinars. Tips for Effective Webinars.

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Forms, Polling & Survey Tools. Webinar & Webmeeting Platforms. Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? You can do so here. What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey.

InSync Presentation Resources: Case of the Disengaged Learner

Kapp Notes

Great time presenting webinar for InSync Training today, here are some resources including the slides from the presentation. Information about using Poll Everywhere. Using Poll Everywhere to Create an Interactive Story-based Presentation from Karl Kapp.

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Doodle.com: Hassle-Free Scheduling

E-learning Uncovered

If you’re creating a “basic poll,” you can immediately move to the next step. The basic poll always meets my needs, so I click right through to the next screen. Participants receive an email linking them to a poll. Most importantly, you’ll have access to the results of your poll.

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Surprising ELearning Survey Results


In their study, 4500 resources were polled about various components of their elearning program. If you are thinking about turning webinars into required elearning training, try to implement some interactive components (quizzes, puzzles, etc.)

Delivering an Interactive Webinar

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This being my first experience of addressing several hundred people in an online webinar, I was thrilled to experiment with this new medium. A poll came up, where the audience was to assess their level of familiarity with interactivity technology. In a flash of a second, votes started appearing in the poll, and answers and questions started popping on chat. Interactivity in online webinars has its own distinct flavor.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!


The webinar "How Content Strategy Drives the High Impact Learning Organization," with Bersin by Deloitte and Caterpillar answered that question and many more. With 97% of attendees rating the webinar a 4 or 5, we’d say this is an event you must see!

Next Generation Audience Response Systems for Teachers and Trainers

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This is done in several ways: polling anonymously, tracking individual responses, displaying polling results immediately and so forth. Must work in a webinar / online meeting environment where people are not in the same location. Clickers are no good for webinars. Audience Response Systems (ARS) establish interactivity between presenters and their audience.

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How Does CourseArc Make Your LMS Even Better?


If you’d like to see how CourseArc can help you extend the content creation abilities of Moodle, join our webinar with eThink Education where we’ll show users of the Moodle LMS what CourseArc can do.