Designing and Delivering Online Training for International Audiences

Speakers

Kirk St.Amant
Louisiana Tech University and University of Limerick

Start

May 30, 2018 - 2:00 PM

End

May 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Designing and Delivering Online Training for International Audiences

This webinar presents strategies for addressing key issues of technology and culture when designing and delivering online training for international audiences. Specifically, the presenter will examine how understanding different infrastructures can help with developing online instructional materials for overseas learners.  He will also explain how to combine ideas from cognitive science, cultural anthropology, and systems studies to identify the educational expectations and learning contexts of international online learners.  Additionally, the presenter will use such approaches to understand and address synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (time delayed) training contexts.

The overall objective of this webinar is to introduce attendees to strategies for identifying variables affecting online learning contexts.  Specifically, the instructor will introduce attendees to

  • Practices for addressing technology and culture issues in online training environments
  • Strategies for identifying cultural perspectives on online learning and training contexts
  • Approaches for addressing common problems in international learning and training situations
  • Methods for developing online training materials for different cultural and national audiences

Attendees will also learn how to discuss these ideas with clients, colleagues, and managers in ways that reveal the value such activities can add to an organization.

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