Bring Experiential Learning to life online with this practical program filled with tools, methods, and models that will equip you to make your virtual meetings more engaging, experiential, and effective.

Engag­ing in online pro­grams involves a new set of chal­lenges that requires train­ers to adapt. Build­ing engage­ment, inte­grat­ing and inter­pret­ing new infor­ma­tion, and design­ing activ­i­ties are dif­fer­ent in the online environment.

This pro­gram applies the foun­da­tion­al prin­ci­ples of the Kolb Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing The­o­ry to the online envi­ron­ment to ensure the utmost engage­ment and effec­tive outcomes.

This pro­gram applies Kolb Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing The­o­ry from all per­spec­tives: the train­er-edu­ca­tor, the learn­er, the vir­tu­al space, online pro­gram design and deliv­ery, and con­tin­u­ous improve­ment. This unique pro­gram focus­es on the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of vir­tu­al train­ing and the self-dis­cov­ery and devel­op­ment of the train­er who is nav­i­gat­ing the tran­si­tion from face-to-face class­es or work­shops to online training.

To sup­port you in becom­ing an exem­plary vir­tu­al train­er, you will step through the process of re-think­ing your face-to-face pro­grams for a vir­tu­al envi­ron­ment. You will cre­ate a real train­ing ses­sion, prac­tice deliv­er­ing it, receive feed­back from peers and facil­i­ta­tors, and deter­mine ways to improve.

Whether your train­ing top­ic is lead­er­ship, team build­ing, busi­ness or biol­o­gy, this pro­gram will equip you with the tools to design and deliv­er your con­tent online in an expe­ri­en­tial, engag­ing, infor­ma­tive man­ner. By the com­ple­tion of this course, you will feel con­fi­dent about putting expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing into prac­tice for impact­ful vir­tu­al edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences for your tar­get audi­ence. You will hone your knowl­edge, skills, and atti­tudes in the emerg­ing field of expe­ri­en­tial online learn­ing to become an exemplar.

Please note: This course is not a Zoom tuto­r­i­al. Although we pro­vide resources about these tech­ni­cal func­tions, this course is a more com­plete program.

“With this course’s final project, I found it trans­for­ma­tive for my sub­ject mat­ter. Plus, the fresh ideas, prob­lem-solv­ing assis­tance and com­mu­ni­ty resources made me an over­all bet­ter train­er and teacher. After each ses­sion, I had some­thing new to try and some­thing new to share with my colleagues.”

~ Claire Sparklin

Pro­fes­sion­al Fac­ul­ty at Washt­e­naw Com­mu­ni­ty College

Skills You Will Gain

Expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, instruc­tion­al design, course eval­u­a­tion, tech­nol­o­gy eval­u­a­tion, learn­ing analytics

Learning Outcomes

A com­pe­tence con­sists of relat­ed knowl­edge, skills and atti­tudes. This pro­gram will equip you with the knowl­edge, skills and atti­tudes to exe­cute effec­tive expe­ri­en­tial online meet­ings and class­es. Learn­ing objec­tives include:


  • Use a prag­mat­ic and expe­ri­en­tial approach to online edu­ca­tion­al training.
  • Increase your knowl­edge on the nine dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles and learn how to cater to all styles through­out your online training.
  • Apply expe­ri­en­tial meth­ods for train­ing design and deliv­ery for the vir­tu­al setting


  • Devel­op your skills in design­ing and deliv­er­ing online training.
  • Prac­tice your cur­ricu­lum design, pre­sen­ta­tion and facil­i­ta­tion skills online.
  • Pro­vide and receive feed­back on online train­ing design and deliv­ery in a safe environment.


  • Devel­op your self-aware­ness regard­ing your per­son­al online train­ing style, train­ing strengths and chal­lenges in the vir­tu­al setting.
  • Increase your self-con­fi­dence with online facil­i­ta­tion through prac­tice sessions.
  • Raise your aware­ness on how to engage and moti­vate learn­ers and make online train­ings impact­ful, mem­o­rable, and fun.
  • Increase your will­ing­ness and abil­i­ty to cre­ate expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing vir­tu­al spaces that are psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly safe for par­tic­i­pants and cre­ate val­ue and last­ing impact.

How It Works

Facil­i­tat­ing Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Online is a six-ses­sion pro­gram that extends over sev­en weeks. The pro­gram is deliv­ered once week­ly for five ses­sions, skips a week to allow for project prepa­ra­tion, then meets for the sixth ses­sion which is a practicum. The live vir­tu­al ses­sions are con­duct­ed on Zoom and are accom­pa­nied by asyn­chro­nous online con­tent. Par­tic­i­pants must attend 5 of the 6 class­es live; ses­sions will be record­ed for lat­er view­ing. Reg­u­lar online peer com­mu­ni­ca­tion for the pur­pose of feed­back on train­ing design and deliv­ery is also included.

Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of each mod­ule and atten­dance in at least five of the six online ses­sions, indi­vid­u­als will receive a Cer­tifi­cate of Achieve­ment from the Insti­tute for Expe­ri­en­tial Learning.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Edu­ca­tors, human resource pro­fes­sion­als, train­ers, coach­es, exec­u­tives, team lead­ers, man­agers, facil­i­ta­tors and consultants
  • Any­one with expe­ri­ence deliv­er­ing online meet­ings, and those who wish to become more com­fort­able with their skillset, deep­en their under­stand­ing and knowl­edge of vir­tu­al train­ing design and deliv­ery, and improve their effec­tive­ness and outcomes
  • Indi­vid­u­als with knowl­edge about expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing who need to learn more about prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion in the online environment
  • Any­one inter­est­ed in learn­ing how to put expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion into prac­tice online or those who wish to begin a career as an online expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing trainer/educator
  • Sub­ject mat­ter experts who wish to devel­op their com­pe­tences in trans­fer­ring knowl­edge online in an expe­ri­en­tial and engag­ing way


Romy Alexan­dra