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.
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.
The Role of Virtual Classrooms in Modern Blended Learning
JANUARY 3, 2017
Initially, virtual classrooms supported a specific, logistical need: delivering content to a live audience in the different physical locations. Blended learning Virtual Classroom 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsLive online learning has been a part of the corporate learning mix for nearly two decades. We all could use more energy, staff, and money!
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 Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learningWhat is the difference and why should you care?
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
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.
5 Ways to Maximize The Virtual Classroom Instructional Partnership
JANUARY 10, 2017
Success in the modern virtual classroom is not dependent on the technology, rather, success is dependent on the strength of the relationships between all members of the instructional partnership. There are many individuals contributing to the success of virtual sessions: facilitators, learners, subject matter experts, instructional designers, just to name a few.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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. Okay, I admit it.
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
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 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?
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 4: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
JULY 14, 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 Virtual Classroom - Best Practices 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?
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.
Part 6: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges
AUGUST 5, 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: Establish the Value of Virtual Learning.
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
Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Often moving classroom activities for a virtual classroom is less about creating the actual content, and more about mapping out and creating the learner journey. To aid us in mapping out this digital learning journey, at Virtual Gurus we use something called a wireframe, a document that you may refer to as a design document or a storyboard. Consider All Available Media.
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.
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.
Creating a Culture of Accountability in the Virtual Classroom
JANUARY 24, 2017
The virtual classroom has a lot of advantages. Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom - Facilitation 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsWe can create a learning environment which promotes interactivity and collaboration among learners. We can deliver a lesson to remote learners with minimal delivery costs. We can easily engage subject matter experts in the learning process. But even with these advantages, we still have concerns about how effective virual learning is and how to determine if learners are meeting the objectives of the lesson.
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.
Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom by Adam Stone
Learning Solutions Magazine
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Blended Learning Design Strategies Training Strategies Virtual ClassroomsTaking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments!
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.
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