Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
In the virtual classroom, how many is too many? Feedback in the classroom largely focuses on the collaborative nature of the activities and the opportunity to be critiqued. Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Size DOES matter. You’ve taught this class at least a dozen times before with great results.
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
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.
Part 2: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
JUNE 9, 2016
Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom and blended learning implementation. Virtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 2: Preparing Facilitators.
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
Four virtual characters, each. These instructor-led virtual classrooms. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. push forward with change then finds that there may. be some very real barriers to moving forward.
What Makes a Great Virtual Classroom Producer? Advice from an Expert
MAY 3, 2016
InSync Training’s team includes a group of fantastic virtual classroom producers, or assistant facilitators, who provide professional event support to our clients, and our Certificate course and Workshop facilitators. They keep learners on track, and transform virtual training programs into fast-moving, trouble-free interactive events.
Learn Anywhere:The Modern Virtual Classroom is Global, Mobile, & Social
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
The virtual classroom has evolved, and expectations for quality are higher than ever. Some organizations have been teaching and learning this way for over a decade, and are ready to bring their virtual learning design and delivery to the next level to ensure virtual delivery is meeting, and potentially exceeding, the traditional classroom experience.
Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend
JUNE 12, 2014
There is, however, a long history of debate between the effectiveness of classroom-based trainings versus the ease of use of self-paced e-learning. Virtual classrooms have emerged as the bridge between classroom-based trainings and self-paced e-learning – bringing together the accessibility and effectiveness of classroom-based trainings as well as ease of use of e-learning.
Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed
APRIL 29, 2014
InSync Training is seeking Virtual Classroom Technical Producers that speak Chinese, Japanese, or Polish. Virtual Classroom-Production Experience with WebEx Training Center and Adobe Connect a plus.
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
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Breakout Rooms
MARCH 24, 2014
This is the third post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Breakout Rooms.
How to Anticipate and Alleviate Risk in the Virtual Classroom
JUNE 3, 2014
The virtual classroom, simply by virtue of having that layer of technology, does bring with it several risks that, as a facilitator and instructional designer, you need to be able to both anticipate and alleviate. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom-Production
Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Gamification in the virtual classroom is still in its infancy. Currently, virtual classroom instructors often use workarounds to apply gamification techniques since many virtual classroom software packages don’t have game or gamification elements. Here are some examples of doing gamification within a virtual classroom. Examples.
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 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
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. There.now I''ve gotten that out of my system.
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.
Virtual Classroom Implementation & Design: Frequently Asked Questions
APRIL 24, 2014
At InSync Training, we often provide informational sessions to workgroups in the midst of adopting a virtual training or blended learning strategy. Blended learning Cultural intelligence Virtual Classroom Design Facilitation Engagement Webinars After the session, we summarize the questions sent in via chat and provide more in-depth answers in a follow-up email to the client.
Part 3: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
JULY 13, 2016
Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual classroom and blended learning. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom - Best Practices
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer
APRIL 3, 2014
This is the first post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Why use these new tools at all?
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?
4 Keys to Designing for the Global Virtual Classroom
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Making the Virtual Classroom Global. Naturally, the virtual classroom paves the way for working with these global audiences more easily. How are you adapting to respond to these changes in your classroom? Virtual Classroom Learn Anywhere Reading the body language in the multicultural bandwidth becomes critical to learning success.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Whiteboards
MARCH 21, 2014
This is the fourth post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Whiteboards.
Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
AUGUST 18, 2016
Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Virtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge: Prepare Learners.
Why Do Learners Choose the Mobile Virtual Classroom?
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
As learners become accustomed this, they naturally expect live virtual learning can occur the same way. Mobile Virtual Classroom When we are talking about mobile learning, mLearning, or BYOD , what usually comes to mind is self-paced eLearning. Just in time content makes sense on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones.
Virtual Classroom Adoption – The Four Stages of Change
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
Adopting, and excelling at, the virtual classroom is much more about attitudinal change than it is about implementing technology. Ultimately, people need to BELIEVE that the virtual classroom will work. ” We need to implement technology, and create a change plan that includes training facilitators, designers, participants , and managers to use the virtual classroom, repurposing or creating content that meets quality expectations set in more traditional settings, and integrating the virtual classroom into robust blended learning.
Energize Virtual Classroom Participation
MARCH 14, 2014
If you’re an experienced virtual trainer, you know the frustrations of having participants distributed across the country or world. Unfortunately, in the vritual classroom, we lose all eye contact, body language, and the opportunity to tap dance. Statistics tell us that body language accounts for as much as 70 to 80 percent of the communication in a traditional classroom.
Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom
DECEMBER 11, 2013
For example, one popular movement today being used in the education industry is the virtual classroom, but what exactly does this mean? The idea itself is not that hard to conceptualize, but often the characteristics regarding a virtual classroom are not discussed. The low costs of virtual classrooms are considered to be a major advantage. Definition.
The Mobile Virtual Classroom and a Cup of Java
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Since then, during my daily visits to my local coffee emporium, I have been thinking about mobile learning’s place among the many different learning stra tegies available to us, especially the idea of a mobile virtual classroom. BYOD Mobile Virtual Classroom mLearning
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.
5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms
JUNE 8, 2016
It is undebatable that learners today differ in competence and motivation levels at all learning platforms, be it a classroom or an e-learning module. Traditional course of teaching in a classroom requires a board, for the teacher to demonstrate. These ‘classrooms’ are similar to traditional classrooms of schools and colleges. We never really stop learning.
10 Virtual Classroom Team Teaching Tips: The Instructional Producer
APRIL 22, 2014
She managed so much more than the technology; she acted as my instructional partner, and convinced our client that she needed to add producers to her virtual learning team. producer can help transform virtual training into trouble-free, fast moving, interactive events that keep learners involved and the facilitator on track. Virtual Classroom-Production Last week I delivered a one-hour webinar to a global group of 100+ learning professionals for a client. The content was very well received, but do you know what impressed them the most? My PRODUCER!
Virtual Classrooms: More Than a Trend
JUNE 20, 2013
Virtual classrooms, be it through elearning or some other remote teaching mechanism, are gaining in popularity every year. What was once common place in the business world via webinars and other virtual training methods is now becoming prevalent in education. Just a quick 10 years later and we had more than 4 million – that’s an average annual growth of about 30%!
Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to Business Learning
APRIL 28, 2016
Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Flipped Classroom Virtual Classroom Modern Learning BYTEBYTE Session Recap.
When does collaboration add value in the virtual classroom?
APRIL 4, 2014
As someone who has dedicated her entire career to live virtual classrooms, I have spent a lot of time talking about the need for interaction and collaboration , especially in the context of making a decision about whether to use virtual classrooms to deliver a particular piece of content. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design collaboration
Part 1: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
MAY 26, 2016
Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Virtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 1: Redesigning Content. The Need.
Focus On The Experience - The Virtual Classroom Can Be A Great Leveler
MARCH 4, 2016
Today I remembered that we can learn from the most unexpected sources, if we are open to the experience. Looking for relief from the oppressive news of the day, I clicked on a link from NPR titled Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner. Usually I would pass by reading an article about the winner of a contest, but this uplifting story seemed to be what I needed today. Then Ms.