Web conferencing platforms such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, Microsoft LiveMeeting, GoTo Meeting or BlackBoard Collaborate, make it possible for meetings, seminars and training sessions to be conducted entirely online, eliminating travel and subsistence costs while significantly increasing reach and flexibility. Live online sessions need not be a second-best to their face-to-face equivalents – they can be every bit as engaging and interactive, while at the same time providing all sorts of additional benefits. Onlignment is dedicated to helping you make a success of your live online sessions.
Here are some of the ways we can assist:
Let us help you to:
- assess the potential value of virtual classroom sessions, webinars and online meetings for your organisation;
- choose web conferencing tools;
- plan the successful implementation of live online communications, including policy guidelines, change management and skills development.
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Onlignment can help you by designing bespoke online learning sessions for your facilitators to run, including presentation slides, interactions and comprehensive facilitator notes. We can then support your facilitators as they develop the skills and confidence to run the sessions themselves.
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Online or blended workshop: The trainer in the virtual classroom
This workshop is aimed at anyone who is (or will be) using web conferencing as a medium for learning. This will typically include experienced classroom trainers who want to transfer their face-to-face facilitation skills online; however, the course can also be adapted to suit those with little or no training experience.
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Online or blended workshop: Webinars that work
This workshop is designed for anyone who is (or will be) using web conferencing to present online. This will typically include experienced face-to-face presenters who mean to adapt their skills to the online environment. We can also configure the course to match the needs of complete beginners.
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Online workshop: Better online meetings
This short online session is aimed at anyone responsible for running online business meetings using web conferencing software.
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Free ebook: Live online learning – a facilitator’s guide
Virtual classrooms provide a fantastic opportunity for any organisation that wants to get more training done more cheaply, particularly when participants are widely dispersed. Many of the skills of the classroom trainer can be transferred without difficulty to an online setting, but the experience can still be strange and sometimes a little daunting for those starting off as virtual classroom facilitators. This ebook brings together best practice guidelines from around the world and from our own extensive experience. It will provide you with invaluable support as you look to transfer your skills online.
Free ebook: Online meetings – a facilitator’s guide
These are early days for online meetings, so we can expect best practice to evolve, ingenious new features to be added to the available systems, and even cleverer applications to be discovered by those who have to put these tools into practice. At Onlignment, we have put a marker in the sand by developing our own set of rules for better online meetings, based on the best practice that we’ve been able to glean from around the world and from our own experiences as a virtual team. The result is this, our third ebook.