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Active Learning Design for Webinars.

Training webinars have replaced Death by PowerPoint as the most B-O-R-I-N-G instructional technique.
In this one hour session Thiagi shared an interactive approach called LOLAs (Live Online Learning Activities) for improving and increasing the level of engagement and effectiveness of virtual classrooms. LOLAs have been field tested in a variety of webinars.
This was a walk the talk session. Thiagi used a number of LOLA's to demontrate how to use LOLA's. Participants came away with templates they can adopt and adapt to suit their training needs and objectives.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan is the founder and Resident Mad Scientist atThe Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.
Thiagi served as the editor of ISPI's Performance & Instruction for more than 10 years. He has written a monthly GameLetter for 15 years; it currently appears as the GameBlog on this website.
Thiagi has twice been elected the president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), 27 years apart (in 1979 and 2006). He has also been the five-time president of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA). He is the co-host of the 2016 conference in Bloomington IN.

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