Virtual Training: Strategies to Create Interactive, Engaging and Fun Learning Spaces

  • 27 Jun 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ces & Judy's 10405 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO


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Virtual Training: Strategies to Create Interactive, Engaging, and Fun Learning Spaces

Speaker: Mary Rose Grant, PhD

As the number of companies and corporations move training programs and courses online, the demand for effective programs and effective instructors increases. The design and delivery of courses and the roles that instructors play in engaging and retaining participants is paramount to the success of the participant and the company. 

To enhance online instructional effectiveness and improve learning, instructors should provide opportunities for participants to connect with each other and apply learning to real world scenarios. Best practices and strategies for creating engaging, interactive and motivating learning experiences are presented in this session.

In this session learn how to:

    • Create interactive content in context
    • Facilitate engaging discussions
    • Build relationships
    • Identify alternative forms of communication
    • Implement best practices in course design and delivery in corporate settings.

      Mary Rose Grant.jgpSpeaker's Bio: Mary Rose Grant, PhD is the former Associate Dean of UMSL Online at the University of Missouri –St. Louis, overseeing online curricular development and course design. While Chair of the Liberal Arts Program and Director of Faculty Development at Saint Louis University, she spearheaded development and implementation of Distance Learning for the School for Professional Studies. Currently she works with non-credit programs for online development and evaluation at UMSL. 

      She is recognized in both E-Learning and Adult Education arenas for her scholarship in adult learning theory in virtual environments and development of train the trainer competency-based programs for academic and corporate faculty. Dr. Grant has over 20 years experience as a curriculum and instructional designer and as an instructor in the life sciences. She is a faculty science editor/reviewer for Pearson Publishing. She is also a consultant and certified trainer in the areas of leadership, distance education, adult learning, and communication.

      Dr. Grant holds an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology, master’s degrees in Public Health and Community Counseling, a specialist degree in Educational Counseling and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

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