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ICYMI: How to Host Engaging Webinars


The COVID-19 crisis means that Extension professionals are using webinars even more frequently to extend knowledge and information. Creating engaging online learning experiences for our clientele and peers is critical to our success in this new virtual environment.

This webinar - offered by eXtension Foundation staff in partnership with Delaware State University Cooperative Extension - provided an opportunity for participants to reinforce the basics and learn more about advanced features.

In addition to lots of great technical information about Zoom, there was an excellent discussion about instructional design basics for virtual learning. A range of tools and strategies to keep participants engaged were demonstrated, including music playlists; Mentimeter; polls; the annotation tool; and breakout rooms. We also explored the potential of using archived chat to create educational content for other platforms.

Thanks to all who participated and offered resources, tips, and best practices.

ICYMI, the recording is available here.

Image: Glen Carrie on Unsplash

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