In order to ensure that the content of the lecture is appropriate and well geared towards the participants, preparation time is needed to conduct a needs assessment. The lecturer then needs enough time to prepare their presentation in detail, as they will not have time to reconsider parts during the lecture given that it is mostly a “one-(wo)man-show”.
If more than one lecturer speaks, tasks need to be defined clearly, e.g. using a moderation script.
In order to ensure engagement, the online lecture should not be too long.
The online lecture can be recorded for documentation purposes or for later use.