Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
As virtual classroom design techniques evolve, it is natural for organizations to want to include the newest design trends in their programs. With the very social/collaborative nature of the virtual classroom, it’s understandable that gamification of these designs seems such a good fit. The key is to make sure you never lose sight of your learning objectives.
Virtually There: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Microlearning.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
The modern workplace learning environment is about creating experiences that are richly authentic and deliver content to learners in the right place—classroom, desktop computer, mobile device, or on the job—at the right time—formally scheduled or on-demand. (On-demand as a concept also has evolved. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning
The Art of Design for the Virtual Classroom
JUNE 3, 2015
The modern virtual classroom calls for modern design which stimulates engagement, exploits multiple instructional tools , and creates an authentic learning environment. As an instructional designer responsible for virtual programs, your job is to apply the science of design in a creative way. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Chat
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Chat is probably the most familiar tool in the virtual classroom. Virtual classroom facilitators often use the chat feature during virtual learning sessions but often don't maximize its usefulness. Chat is one of the of the easiest ways to encourage interaction in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
Data has been drawn from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark™. research conducted online during June-August 2015 with over 600 leaders. Detailed demographics, methodology and full findings are published in the 2015 Towards Maturity. Towards Maturity, 2015 Industry Benchmark Report, Embracing Change: www.towardsmaturity.org/2015benchmark. 55% Classroom. PwC, 2015.
Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Facilitators
JULY 9, 2015
Moving from the role of traditional trainer to virtual facilitator isn't easy. It takes practice and training to ensure that facilitators are virtually competent. Traditional classroom trainers have skills that make training sessions successful. Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation virtually there
Virtually There: 6 Techniques That Make Your Virtual Classroom Social
OCTOBER 1, 2015
These tools can be used to build community and continue the learning conversation started in the classroom, or they can be used as a stand-alone “just-in-time” set of resources for training in the flow of work—or anything in between. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Learners Social Learning
BYTE Session Recap: Developing Competencies for Virtual Classroom Facilitators
JULY 21, 2015
On June 15th, I presented "Developing Competencies for Virtual Classroom Facilitators" for our highly popular InSync BYTE series. This blog post will highlight key commentary from the session and will cover each of the five virtual facilitator competencies we discussed. Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation BYTE
Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Designers
JUNE 22, 2015
Virtual instructional designers will need to participate as learners in the environment and be trained on how to use the technology to its best instructional advantage. If you would like your virtual classes to meet, or even exceed, the quality you expect from traditional deliveries, you need to strategically think about how to prepare your team to be successful in the virtual classroom.
5 Virtual Classroom Hacks for Facilitators, Designers, And Producers
DECEMBER 4, 2014
We''ve recently published our 2015 schedule , including our flagship programs for virtual facilitation and virtual instructional design techniques plus cutting-edge titles dealing with topics such as the mobile virtual classroom , the social virtual classroom , and the global virtual classroom.
The Global Virtual Classroom: Share Your Stories & Tips
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Request for Contributions: Do you have experience facilitating in a virtual classroom with participants from around the globe? We''d love to include as many as possible in our next whitepaper, titled "Making The Virtual Classroom Global.". Learn Anywhere Global Virtual Classroom What worked? What didn''t work? What are you going do do differently?
Get Real! Using the Virtual Classroom to Teach Authentically
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
The face-to-face classroom is often considered to be the BEST environment in which to deliver training, and when that option isn’t logistically or economically feasible it''s only then that we look to the virtual classroom as the runner-up option. Did you know that some performance objectives are best suited for delivery in the virtual classroom?
Why & How to Include “Performance Notes” for Virtual Classroom Courses
MARCH 3, 2015
This post was originally written by Roger Courville on The Virtual Presenter blog. Why and how every instructional designer should include “performance notes” for virtual classroom courses. Many thanks for sharing. Think about how written music works. Looking at something on a piece of paper is a FAR cry from real music, right? So what do composers and arrangers do? Design
Virtually There: Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom
APRIL 16, 2015
So, how does m-learning relate to the live virtual classroom? BYOD Mobile Virtual Classroom mLearning We need to focus on the differences in the mobile interface and the engagement techniques used to create interaction and collaboration on a mobile device. It seems like everyone’s talking about mobile learning, or m-learning, these days.
Design Tips for Flipping the Virtual Classroom by Diana L. Howles
Learning Solutions Magazine
JUNE 9, 2015
Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom. Blended Learning Design Strategies Training Strategies Virtual Classroomsinstructional approaches. time for interaction—is a proven approach that works.
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Basics
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
A working knowledge of the features of the online classroom will simplify the process of designing virtual and blended learning. Based on the whitepaper, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer , this video provides a high-level summary of the tools available on most platforms. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos
The Modern Virtual Classroom Is Global, Mobile, and Social
ATD Learning Technologies
JANUARY 6, 2015
Trends in business and training include globalization, mobility, and social networking. By establishing a foundation of knowledge and skills in these areas, training professionals can get ahead of the trends and create core practices in their organizations. Click here to read full version
Five Reasons You Need To Use Virtual Classrooms
JULY 29, 2015
Have you ever tried to assemble flat-pack furniture by following a set of printed instructions? If you have, you’ve probably experienced the frustration and confusion that can result from having a complex process or idea explained to you through a single medium.
5 Must-Have Features of a Virtual Classroom
ATD Learning Technologies
MAY 14, 2015
Just like traditional face-to-face learning, it takes time and practice to manage your virtual classroom effectively. Amy Thornton highlights five features to be nonnegotiable when selecting a virtual classroom. But the right tools will get you off to a good start. Click here to read full version
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Breakout Rooms
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Include this feature in your virtual classroom instructional designs, and participants will not only meet and collaborate with other participants, but they’ll also be more engaged. This video discusses how to best use breakout rooms in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos
The Modern Virtual Classroom is Here. Take a Look
APRIL 16, 2015
As learning technologies and learner expectations continue to evolve, training will continue to present new challenges and we at InSync Training will continue to be at the forefront of finding solutions to those challenges in the modern virtual classroom. in 2014 and we’re eager to see what the next 15 years have in store for virtual training AND InSync Training. Jennifer.
Training Magazine Network WebCast Recap: Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom
JULY 14, 2015
Training Magazine Network kindly invited me to present Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom for their audience on June 23, 2015. BYOD Mobile Virtual ClassroomThe event was a huge success - attendance was high and interactivity was off the charts thanks to the wonderful promotion by Training Magazine Network.
The Modern Virtual Classroom Requires Personal Digital Presence
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
The November 4 2015 post by Rusul AlRubail concludes with: Digital writing merges traditional forms of writing with the digital world. Where “virtual classrooms” become “real” classrooms. This November I am exploring Digital Writing Month , a “30 Day Adventure to the World of Digital Narrative and Art.”. Digital” does not refer to the tool. Digital” refers to our presence on these tools and platforms, how we exist, behave and interact with others using the same space we are. This is a future where ‘”e-learning” becomes “learning.”
Virtual Instructional Designer Competencies
APRIL 9, 2015
Virtual instructional designers manage the development of learning solutions for live, virtual classroom-based instruction. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Design Without the designer there would be no content to deliver. They connect client needs to solutions through analysis and execution of an effective design process.
Virtually There: Defining the Modern Learner Experience
AUGUST 6, 2015
Where and when is the modern classroom? Virtualization has resulted in being able to learn almost anywhere, almost any time, and in many, many ways. BYOD Virtual Classroom Mobile Virtual Classroom mLearning Global Virtual Classroom Social Learning Modern LearningLet me ask you a question. Can you define mobile learning ? Read it again.)
Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed - Virtual Team, Flexible Schedule
JULY 29, 2015
InSync Training is seeking Virtual Classroom Technical Producers that speak Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish. All contract positions are virtual, and candidates can expect up to 20 hours per week. Virtual Classroom-ProductionExperience with WebEx Training Center and Adobe Connect a plus. Additional competencies are located at the end of this post.
Book Review: The Successful Virtual Classroom by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 20, 2015
at a distance that is every bit as effective as it would be in the classroom. Blended Learning Getting Started Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms Darlene Christopher has written a book for new and experienced trainers alike that will guide them to delivery of instruction. This one belongs on your shelf.
Virtually There: Managing a Blended Learning Implementation
MARCH 19, 2015
So you’ve built a virtual blended learning program, but will they come? And when you add to that an implementation that is fully virtual, the management becomes even more complex. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning Virtual Classroom - Best Practices And once they are there, how are you going to keep track of them?
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Surveys, Polls & Feedback Tools
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
One major challenge faced by virtual classroom facilitators is the absence of eye contact and body language that they usually rely on in the traditional classroom. Using surveys, polls and feedback tools in the virtual classroom can offset this lack of physical interaction. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos
Virtual Classroom Facilitator Competencies: Day to Day Ownership
AUGUST 11, 2015
Once a virtual facilitator possesses the macro-level skills required to create an impactful virtual classroom learning experience, they must then own the role every day. In this video, Jennifer Hofmann explains at a high-level the additional task-based competencies of the virtual facilitator. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation InSync Videos
Session Recap - 5 Steps to Making the Virtual Classroom Mobile & Social
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) graciously invited me to present 5 Steps to Making the Virtual Classroom Mobile & Social. I was delighted to discuss the subject with a very engaged and enthusiastic ATD audience on August 28th. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design BYOD Mobile Virtual Classroom Social Learning Modern Learning
Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Resource Bundle
JULY 2, 2015
Establishing yourself as an effective instructional designer or facilitator requires that you are knowledgeable, effective, and dynamic in the virtual and blended classroom. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design Engagement InSync Videos BYTEAnd, as we all know, if you can't engage your learners, your learning initiative will likely fail.
Virtually There: Making Virtual & Blended Learning Work for Adult Learners
MAY 20, 2015
Blended and virtual learning make it easy for the learner to make decisions about when to engage or disengage. Virtual and blended learning curricula, when designed to maximize engagement and knowledge transfer, provide vast opportunities to incorporate the tenants of adult learning theory. Blended learning Virtual Classroom Engagement
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Synchronized Web Browsing
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to any virtual classroom design. It also provides an opportunity to use the entire internet as potential content in the virtual classroom. It's easy to create engagement using this versatile tool but many virtual classroom designers don't use it. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos
Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Application Sharing
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Application sharing is a popular and powerful, though underutilized feature in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync VideosThis feature allows the facilitator to share software applications with participants, even if the participants do not have the software installed on their individual machines.
Virtually There: 5 Best Practices for Designing Virtual and Blended Learning
JANUARY 26, 2015
Spending a day or two planning on paper, away from authoring tools and virtual classroom environments, will go a long way toward making sure your development initiative is on track. Designing for the face-to-face delivery is hard enough; how do you transfer those skills to the virtual and blended delivery environments? Blended learning Design Virtual Classroom - Best Practice
Virtual Classroom Facilitator Competencies: The Big Picture
AUGUST 4, 2015
Developed by InSync Training, the Virtual Facilitator Competency Model defines the skills virtual facilitators need to create virtual learning experiences that meet or exceed outcomes expected in traditional face-to-face learning programs. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation InSync Videos
Modern Learning Culture Resource Bundle
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design Engagement Modern LearningToday’s workforce is more global, mobile, and social than ever before. This presents unique challenges to training professionals, most notably: how do we best support these learners?
Session Recap - Integrating Social Media into the Virtual Classroom
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Training Magazine Network invited me to present my virtual session, Integrating Social Media into the Virtual Classroom, as part of their “Provocative Ideas Webinar Series.” Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Social Learning RecordingHowever, while we can embed the tools necessary for social learning into training events, we cannot force it to happen.
Brightwave Raises the Bar at DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Measurement Virtual ClassroomsBrightwave to present on the Learning Media stage and at DevLearn DemoFest during the conference.
Session Recap: 5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social
OCTOBER 20, 2015
InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann shared her 5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social with a rapt BYTE series audience on October 14, 2015. Jennifer said, “Virtual in and of itself is no longer a singular solution for training problems. Mobile Virtual Classroom Social Learning BYTEOur learners are coming and asking for more.”.
Citrix Session Recap - 5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Citrix GoToTraining kindly invited InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann to share her five steps for making the virtual classroom mobile and social with their audience on November 3, 2015. Mobile Virtual Classroom Social Learning BYTEJennifer described the following process to event participants: Understand what mobile learning and social learning mean.
#Googleglass out, other smart tech in? Where is #educational bonus?
JANUARY 16, 2015
Cheap virtual reality and smart glass solutions are increasingly being rolled out, but as with all technology: multiple companies are trying to corner the market, but in the end only a few will keep on standing (and it seems tech launches and halts happen quicker than ever). Using such tech in classrooms or global courses is at the moment cheer impossible, unless. Time or budget wise.
Four Resources from DevLearn 2015, DemoFest, and Adobe Learning Summit 2015 by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 27, 2015
These resources include mLearning hacks, strategies for designing virtual classroom events that ensure learning occurs, presentations of the winning DemoFest entries in 2015, and an eBook of tips from the DevLearn thought leaders. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Mobile Learning Training Strategies Virtual ClassroomsEnjoy!
newrow_ Corporate Training APIs Extend Reach of Workforce Education Platforms to Mobile by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Design & Development Tools Mobile Learning Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms newrow_ for training APIs integrate live video and help scale existing training platforms.