ASCLD Train the Director – Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences

ASCLD Train the Director – Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences

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This webinar originally occurred on July 7th, 2021
Duration: 1 hour

In this webinar, attendees learned a variety of strategies to keep participants engaged in an online meeting environment. First, attendees learned about the importance of familiarizing themselves with settings and tools within web conferencing applications, primarily Zoom. Attendees were presented with best practices when running meetings and presentations as well as techniques and activities to engage participants and verify their understanding.

Other best practices for facilitating interactions with and among attendees will be illustrated using a variety of tools specific to Zoom, including chatting, breakout rooms, annotations, polling, electronic whiteboards, and shared files. Peer instruction and think-pair-share activities will be reviewed along with management and oversight of these activities.

Attendees were provided with factors to keep in mind for a variety of settings when creating and selecting strategies for engagement. The presenters discussed web conference tools analysis, illustrating the potential advantages afforded by some applications compared to others.  

Detailed Learning Objectives:
1.) Identify best practices when attempting to engage participants in an online meeting environment
2.) Create strategies for engaged online meetings 
3.) Appropriately apply strategies for a given audience
4.) Assess engagement strategies best suited for goals of meetings  

Michael McGuire, Ph.D. | Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Tracy Routsong, Ph.D. | Professor in Communication Studies

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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