In this post, Jane Hart writes about making the webinar more social.
"I thought it might be a good idea to try the same with the traditional webinar model, and flip that. In other words instead of me presenting for most of the time, trying to find some rather contrived ways to interact with the audience via my slides, and then only spend a short time answering questions which the participants have had to think up on the spot – we should do the opposite."
At NDSU Agriculture Communication - Web Services, we've been trying to apply the "flipped classroom" concept to traditional training. Our "Twitter Cohort" asks participants to watch screencasts and do "assignments" in advance of weekly "Reflection & Sharing" webinars. This results in a real-time conversation driven much more by Q & A and group discussion.
You can find some of our materials at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/agcomm/training/twitter-cohort