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

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.

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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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design

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.

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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Design virtually there

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.

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.".

Five Reasons You Need To Use Virtual Classrooms


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.

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.

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Classrooms

Virtual Instructional Designer Competencies

InSync Training

Virtual instructional designers manage the development of learning solutions for live, virtual classroom-based instruction. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Design

Virtually There: Defining the Modern Learner Experience

InSync Training

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 Learning

The Modern Virtual Classroom Requires Personal Digital Presence

InSync Training

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.

5 Must-Have Features of a Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

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.

Training Magazine Network WebCast Recap: Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Training Magazine Network kindly invited me to present Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom for their audience on June 23, 2015. BYOD Mobile Virtual Classroom

Virtually There: Managing a Blended Learning Implementation

InSync Training

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

Book Review: The Successful Virtual Classroom by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

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.

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Whiteboards

InSync Training

Thanks to its versatility, the whiteboard is one of the most commonly used tools in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos

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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Breakout Rooms

InSync Training

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.

Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Resource Bundle

InSync Training

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 BYTE

Virtually There: Making Virtual & Blended Learning Work for Adult Learners

InSync Training

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.

The Modern Virtual Classroom is Here. Take a Look

InSync Training

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.

Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

Association eLearning

In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

Virtually There: 5 Best Practices for Designing Virtual and Blended Learning

InSync Training

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. Blended learning Design Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

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VOOCs are designed and trademarked by Virtual College to offer a career seeker a vocational learning experience to help in choosing a vocational career pathway. Virtual classrooms. Other innovations, such as Google glasses and other ‘wearables’, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, IP-TVs and other consumer electronic devices, will increasingly be used for learning in ways that have yet to be fully defined.

Modern Learning Culture Resource Bundle

InSync Training

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?

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos

Brightwave Raises the Bar at DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Measurement Virtual ClassroomsBrightwave to present on the Learning Media stage and at DevLearn DemoFest during the conference.

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