NetSpeed Learning Releases eBook on Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom

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NetSpeed Learning Solution’s eBook, titled From Chalkboard to Keyboard: Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom, advises readers on how to transfer their experience as trainers in the face-to-face classroom environment to virtual, or webinar-based, learning. The free eBook has been extremely popular since its release, with several hundred copies being downloaded per day.

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I remember my first webinar delivery. I didn’t know how to incorporate interaction tools. I didn’t get any feedback from learners. That frustrating experience sent me on a quest to help others deliver engaging, interactive web training.
– Cynthia Clay

NetSpeed Learning Solutions has released their first eBook, titled From Chalkboard to Keyboard: Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom. The eBook contains techniques that NetSpeed’s instructional design team has learned in developing their own content for webinar deliver, and which they offer in courses in virtual facilitation to trainers making the transition from the face-to-face classroom to the virtual classroom.

The eBook was written by Cynthia Clay, President / CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions and author of Great Webinars: How to Create Interactive Learning that is Captivating, Informative and Fun.

Clay describes her motivation in writing the book: “I remember the first webinar I ever delivered many years ago,” she writes. “I didn’t know how to incorporate the interaction tools, so I didn’t get any feedback from the learners. I felt acutely uncomfortable, with no verbal or non-verbal cues from my audience. As a result, I spoke faster and faster, displaying one PowerPoint slide after another. That frustrating webinar experience sent me on a quest to learn to deliver engaging, interactive, instructor-led web training – webinars that not only capture and keep the attention of my learners, but also give me the feedback and collaboration I need to be an effective online facilitator. Since that time, I have delivered hundreds of webinars using a variety of web conference platforms. I have learned to maximize engagement and learning while having a lot of fun doing it!”

The free eBook has been extremely popular since its release on September 13, 2012, with several hundred copies being downloaded per day. The eBook is available as a free download from the NetSpeed Learning Solutions website.

ABOUT CYNTHIA CLAY
Cynthia Clay is President/CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions. Besides Great Webinars, she is also the author of Peer Power: Transforming Workplace Relationships, published by Jossey-Bass, a division of John Wiley & Sons.

ABOUT NETSPEED LEARNING SOLUTIONS
NetSpeed Learning Solutions help organizations deliver training solutions that drive business results. They work with clients who are transitioning from the face-to-face to the virtual classroom. They also license interactive training programs in leadership, customer service, and personal accountability;

NetSpeed Learning Solutions helps clients develop their trainers’ virtual delivery skills as well as providing instructional designers to help them repurpose existing programs. They also offer collaboration tools to engage learners online, reinforce skills and measure the impact.

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