Facilitating Synchronous Sessions

Advice from seasoned facilitators

We've gone "to the trenches" to bring you some best practice tips from people who are actively facilitating in synchronous online environments. The following audio clips are short pieces of advice about facilitating synchronous online sessions from "seasoned" facilitators from different kinds of organizational contexts. Each clip is approximately 2-4 minutes long.

Tip: You may wish to have a pen and paper or an electronic note-taking device handy as you listen to these files, to capture the advice that you want to remember.

John McLeod, CEO and Lead Instructional Designer, PathWise Solutions Inc.:

Trish Wells, Senior Instructional Designer and Training Leader, MAXIMUS Canada:

Maureen Sullivan, President and Lead Facilitator, NECI:

Gita Badiyan, Managing Director, Kiva Corporate Solutions:

Eric Bigrigg, Instructional Designer, Royal Roads University:

Terri Bateman, Distance Learning Facilitator at North Island College and contract Instructional Designer: