Now that you know who your participants are, their needs and what virtual platforms are available to you, it's time to develop your content. The steps below will help walk you through the process.
Note to self: Try to keep the session under 1 hour to prevent virtual fatigue.
Now that you have a framework, you can begin to create your content. To ensure it is concise, relevant and relatable to your participants, consider:
If your organization has a Patient and Family Education program, contact them for advice on developing your goals. They can provide valuable insights and tools.
Most virtual platforms allow you to show presentation slides. These can be helpful for those who prefer to see or read information as you speak. If using slides, make sure your presentation is easy to read on a variety of devices and is written in plain language. This will make it more accessible to everyone.
If you are creating slides:
Note to self: Use a contrast checker to meet accessibility standards.
As you design your presentation, also think about how you will evaluate it and what feedback you would like. A strong evaluation plan will allow you to collect meaningful data about your session, gauge its success and help improve it in the future. This will also help when you evaluate virtual group education more globally (Step 9). If you choose to collect data, remember to ask others to review your survey questions for clarity and personally test the feedback tool before delivering your virtual group education. Ask others to test it as well to make sure it is easy to use.
Some things to consider as you create your evaluation questions are: