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Optimizing the Virtual Learner Experience

  • February 09, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Conference Bridge


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Session Details

Designing and delivering virtual experiences is not new. Remote, distance, and

virtual learning have been around for many years. What has changed, however, is

the entire world has gone virtual and many who were not prepared are now

delivering virtual learning experiences. Lifting and shifting ILT to VILT does NOT

work. Subsequently we have gone from Zoom Excitement to Zoom Exhaustion

overnight and now all virtual learning experiences are under the microscope for


Fear not!

During this engaging and interactive synchronous session, Keith Keating, Senior

Director of GP Strategies, will be sharing best practices based on research and years

of practical experience from successfully designing and delivering hundreds of

virtual experiences. This session is a must for both novice and seasoned facilitators

alike for all of the relevant and timely best practices and guiding principles needed

today to design and deliver successfully optimized virtual learning experiences.

And for those who are not virtual facilitators - many of the best practices apply for

meeting facilitation (an important transferable skill often overlooked and



This session will cover:

  • Insights into the modern virtual learner experience
  • Best practices for designing effective virtual experiences using virtual
  • conference tools
  • Guiding principles to capture learner attention and encourage participation in
  • online environments
  • Strategies for shifting ILT to VILT
  • Tips and tricks for facilitating engaging virtual experiences

    About Our Speaker - Keith Keating

    With a career spanning over 20 years in L&D, Keith Keating is a workforce futurist, design thinking practitioner, and learning and development thought leader. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Keith partners with Fortune 500 clients, helping them tap into understanding and resolving unmet customer and employee needs, with a keen passion for preparing talent for the future of work.


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