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Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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 2: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

InSync Training

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.

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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.

InSync Training

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

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

55% Classroom. 36% Virtual. classrooms; webinars 29% Open. assignments, with Charles guiding us through both.”. “A highlight for me was the virtual networking with a good sized group of like-minded. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. www.towardsmaturity.org/in-focus/2016/702010. 70+20+10=100. feeds.

What Makes a Great Virtual Classroom Producer? Advice from an Expert

InSync Training

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.

The Art of Design for the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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

Virtually There: 6 Techniques That Make Your Virtual Classroom Social

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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.

Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Facilitators

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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

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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 Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer

InSync Training

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?

Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

Kapp Notes

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

InSync Training

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

Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed

InSync Training

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: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Designers

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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.

The Global Virtual Classroom: Share Your Stories & Tips

InSync Training

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?

5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms

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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.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Whiteboards

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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 Do Learners Choose the Mobile Virtual Classroom?

InSync Training

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.

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom

LearnDash

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.

Energize Virtual Classroom Participation

InSync Training

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

InSync Training

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

The Mobile Virtual Classroom and a Cup of Java

InSync Training

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

Virtually There: Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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.

Virtual Classrooms: More Than a Trend

LearnDash

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%!

Virtual Classroom Producer Haiku

InSync Training

Being creative helps keep virtual classroom producers engaged. Virtual Classroom-Production Just For Fun It''s Friday - time for lighter fare. Producing overnight shifts provides a lot of time for reflection.and often entertainment. For your Friday amusement, some producer haiku.

Virtual Classroom Adoption – The Four Stages of Change

InSync Training

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.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Application Sharing

InSync Training

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.

10 Virtual Classroom Team Teaching Tips: The Instructional Producer

InSync Training

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!

How to Anticipate and Alleviate Risk in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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

Design Tips for Flipping the Virtual Classroom by Diana L. Howles

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

InSync Training

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

If you aren’t using virtual. virtual whiteboard! Design Strategies Professional Development Training Strategies Virtual ClassroomsHow many issues do you face in delivering training to your organization? People 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!

Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to Business Learning

InSync Training

Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Flipped Classroom Virtual Classroom Modern Learning BYTEBYTE Session Recap.

Focus On The Experience - The Virtual Classroom Can Be A Great Leveler

InSync Training

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.

Mobile Learning, the Live Virtual Classroom and a Cup of Java

InSync Training

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

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Basics

InSync Training

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

When does collaboration add value in the virtual classroom?

InSync Training

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

The Modern Virtual Classroom Is Global, Mobile, and Social

ATD Learning Technologies

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