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.
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.
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
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.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
training for decades – mainly learning on the job, with some formal training too. 55% Classroom. 36% Virtual. classrooms; webinars 29% Open. training = course. learning = dull mandatory training completed at the last. are building the skills of their teams. “We are training our staff as 70:20:10 facilitators and enablers, with a greater.
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
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.
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.
Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend
JUNE 12, 2014
The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. With growing training needs, increasing number of learners and their increasing geographical spread, it is evident that technology-aided learning is becoming a popular choice of delivering trainings easily and at regular intervals. Share and Display Information.
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
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. With over 100 training professionals in attendance, the conversation was engaging and enlightening. This blog post will highlight key commentary from the session and will cover each of the five virtual facilitator competencies we discussed.
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. Prior experience as a designer, facilitator, or learner in a traditional classroom does not guarantee success when moving to a virtual environment.
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 thought the answers to the most commonly asked questions might be of interest to my readers so here they are!
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.
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.
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?
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. Elearning is becoming so popular now, there are 16 states in the U.S.
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.
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 Classroom Tool Design Basics: Application Sharing
MARCH 31, 2014
This is the fifth 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. very popular feature in virtual classrooms is application sharing.
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.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Chat
MARCH 21, 2014
This is the second 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. Chat is probably the most familiar tool in virtual classrooms.
Nuts and Bolts: Rocking the Virtual Classroom—What About That Whiteboard? by Jane Bozarth
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 4, 2016
How many issues do you face in delivering training to your organization? If you aren’t using virtual. virtual whiteboard! Design Strategies Professional Development Training Strategies Virtual ClassroomsPeople widely dispersed geographically? Lack of. learner availability? Employees who have to be covered across work shifts? No travel funds? meeting software to meet these challenges, maybe you should. Drop “webinar” from your vocabulary, and learn to use the. Here’s how!
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
Nuts and Bolts: How to Rock Your Virtual Classroom with Participant Chat by Jane Bozarth
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 2, 2016
Participant chat is a tool included in most virtual classroom products, yet it is underutilized. Design Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies Virtual ClassroomsIf you think of it as just a place. for participants to chat, offer commentary, or ask questions, you are missing a golden opportunity to engage your audience! Here are seven incredibly productive ways to encourage the reluctant and avoid the “Anyone? Anyone?” moments.
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. The event was a huge success - attendance was high and interactivity was off the charts thanks to the wonderful promotion by Training Magazine Network. BYOD Mobile Virtual Classroom
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.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing
APRIL 1, 2014
This is the sixth post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. If you are an experienced virtual classroom designer, please build on the basics and share your expertise. Synchronized web browsing can add great interaction to a virtual classroom design, if only anyone used it.
Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed - Virtual Team, Flexible Schedule
MAY 12, 2014
InSync Training is seeking Virtual Classroom Technical Producers that speak English, Chinese, Japanese, or Polish. Experience with WebEx Training Center and Adobe Connect a plus. All contract positions are virtual, and candidates can expect up to 20 hours per week. Virtual Classroom-Production
Resources: How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom (webinar)
MARCH 30, 2012
Looking for cost effective and agile ways to train staff? Then virtual classroom (VC) may be the answer you are looking for (other terms for VC include webinar and web conferencing). At first, virtual classroom can seem a little daunting to design and facilitate. virtual classroom train-the-trainer workshop is a great way to build [.]. Design E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom
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. Experience with WebEx Training Center and Adobe Connect a plus. All contract positions are virtual, and candidates can expect up to 20 hours per week. Virtual Classroom-ProductionAdditional 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.
Why Create a Virtual Classroom?
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Thanks to the plethora of educational technology tools available, eLearning developers can quickly create a virtual classroom. The question is, why should you create a virtual classroom? Ever since the concept of Human Computer Interaction has come to the limelight, all things virtual have become increasingly important. The classroom occurs in a virtual space.
Are Your Virtual Facilitators Ready, Willing and Enabled?
AUGUST 28, 2014
If you are moving a training program from face-to-face classroom to the virtual classroom, be careful. Your regular facilitator may be great in the physical classroom but will probably be inexperienced in the online environment. Virtual Classroom Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation
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.
Using a Facilitator Guide to Manage the Virtual Training Session
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
What really goes on behind the scenes when you go live in a virtual classroom? critical part of any virtual training or blended learning course design is the facilitator guide. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design Virtual Classroom - Best Practices You may call it running notes or a master.)
5-Star Virtual Classroom Strategy [VIDEO]
APRIL 18, 2012
Virtual classrooms via webmeetings and video can be a drag, especially if the content is strictly done in PowerPoint while the facilitator drones on and on, reading the slides. Your strategy for a virtual learning event depends on a lot of factors, including the content being taught, the audience, and the overall length of the event. elearning virtual training
Virtually There: Managing a Blended Learning Implementation
MARCH 19, 2015
So you’ve built a virtual blended learning program, but will they come? Most training organizations don’t realize that the management of a blended training solution can be the most difficult hurdle to jump. And when you add to that an implementation that is fully virtual, the management becomes even more complex.
5 Reasons Facilitators Keep Virtual Training Class Size Small
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
I recently posted a blog concerning the optimal class size for virtual training. wanted to share more than my personal opinion, so I asked members of our Facebook Virtual Classroom Community of Practice what they thought. Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Best Practices
Preparing Virtual Learners for Success
AUGUST 26, 2014
Using today''s virtual classroom technology, it is easy to set up the online meeting and communicate the session details to your group of learners - but then they get reminder after reminder and often end up getting confused. Or they arrive at the session and discover they don''t understand the tools or know how to learn in the virtual classroom.
Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success with Cindy Huggett #ASTDTK12
JANUARY 26, 2012
She’s been doing virtual classroom since 2001. She wrote the book: Virtual Training Basics Two types of virtual training: webinar vs. classroom One def of virtual training: “an online synchronous instructor led class with participants in dispersed locations, that uses a virtual classroom software program” vILT (virtual instructor led) Step #1: Clarify definitions and expectations. Ask what do you mean by virtual training? Construction site – might not be the best use of virtual.
10 Best Practices for Webinar Presentation Design
APRIL 7, 2014
In this blog, we talk a lot about how to make virtual training effective, and how to utilize collaboration tools to create engagement in virtual classrooms. Virtual training is my particular passion, and I have been fighting the use of the word ''webinar'' for years. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Webinars
Designing Blended Learning with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
This seems to be the perception as the use of various learning technologies becomes commonplace in training departments. For example: Do you believe that a two-day project management program can be delivered as a four-hour virtual training class? Can a four-hour sales training session that is usually held face-to-face be delivered in a dozen 20-minute self-paced e-learning chunks? Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning EdTech Can any ol’ content be taught using any ol’ technology? But, is it really true? Me neither.
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
Designing Virtual Training - A Planning Tool
OCTOBER 13, 2014
The participants, who need materials that complement the training program, and resources to extend the learning beyond the individual session. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design When creating a design plan for a live online learning session, the instructional designer must keep the needs of many different individuals in mind.