Talk on using Elluminate to create a virtual classroom environment.
Importance of assigning peer-mentors for adoption of such technology to support staff in its use. Not only in training but during the teaching itself in early stages.
Value of setting up session where the lecturer is not present (unmoderated) for distance ed based courses to allow students to interact as they would if doing a f2f (face to face) course.
Value of online discussions as they can be used later in formal sessions for dealing with misconceptions etc. Also efficient dealing with common questions.