Elements of Effective Archived Webinars:
2. The content is organized in a clear sequence, with a logical flow;
3. Audience participation is encouraged (even when recorded, seeing audience participation is engaging) with use of polls, surveys, and interaction;
4. Audio should be spontaneous, conversational, and related to the content. Avoid reading the powerpoints;
5. Use high-impact images that reinforce the objectives of the webinar;
6. Encourage participants to respond, not just with text messages, but also with audio questions;
7. Content is of high quality and relevant to the objectives of the webinar;
8. Content is aligned with the level and needs of the participants;
9. Quizzes, questionnaires, and other interactive elements are included;
10. If the webinar is a part of a series or a sequence, the place in the sequence should be clearly marked.
Attributes of the most effective webinar programs include:
1. Interactivity with multiple participants;
2. Interactivity includes polling, questionnaires, surveys, and quick quizzes;
3. Individuals can write, draw, doodle in whiteboard area;
4. Participants can chat with the group;
5. Participants can send messages to other partipants;
6. The interface supports audio and video demos;
7. The interface allows the presenter to move graphics and slides at own pace;
8. A log of presenters with contact information can be made available;
9. The interface allows for orderly interactivity (raise hands function, mute, etc.)
10. A moderator / administrator can archive the webinar.
When utilizing the archived webinars, it is very important to not simply create a "wraparound" shell to house the content. Instead, it is important to create a lesson plan that incorporates effective flow, and has learning objectives as well as clear outcomes assessment.