Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

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Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. 3 Ways Innovations in Virtual Classrooms Help Fulfil Learners’ Needs. The blend of virtual meeting technology and instructor-led training is known as a virtual classroom. Collaboration: Transform the classroom learning environment.

The newest realities of the business world are Augmented & Virtual

QuoDeck

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality have changed the way corporates look at content dissemination. Running tests in a virtual environment simulates a real world experience without the high costs involved in real life testing. Your employees are placed in the midst of the action and they can interact with objects just like in the real world. Usual onboarding happens through classroom sessions or presentations.

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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. The entire context of the “classroom” is different, so shouldn’t the methods of content delivery be modified as well?

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training in a Virtual World with Shannon Tipton

TechSmith Camtasia

Virtual instructor-led training is becoming more vital than ever. She is the founder of Learning Rebels , has over 15 years experience in corporate learning leadership, and specializes in converting instructor-led training from in-person to virtual environments.

3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing. In fact, I believe that they are gaining momentum and are becoming more and more impactful as the technology gets better and more real world business cases are indicating the value of these environments, in addition there are several initiatives that are examples of the kinds of projects that are are driving virtual worlds. In a 3D virtual world, you are engaged.

Answering Some Virtual World Questions

Kapp Notes

The metrics or measurements we need to use in 3D virtual immersive environments must be the same we use in physical environments. We must tie virtual world training events to real world outcomes and that requires pre- and post-test measuring with a comparison to gage impact of the 3D virtual world intervention. We can’t use paper and pencil assessment to measure virtual world outcomes, instead we must.

Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book 3D worlds

Virtual Reality: It’s The Time To Take Your Business To The Next Level

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From touchscreen mobile devices to real-world experiences, virtual reality has paved a new way of working and collaborating across the enterprise. Using Virtual Reality to Reshape Digital Landscape. In today’s digitized learning environment, virtual reality (VR) is poised to become a significant workplace tool. Virtual reality is termed as an interactive 3D program in a multimedia environment that delivers an immersion effect for the viewers.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space. Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. See my analysis of the recognition in What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design James A. The University of Washington Virtual World Certificate officially had its first graduation.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. We discussed the need to create a collaborative community within the virtual world and how to overcome hurdles associated with a first-time user's experience in a virtual world. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Are you in the learning technology or content business ? As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Every LMS customer operates at a different point along the learning content journey, from live instructor-led-training to virtual classroom delivery to self-paced online content. But the world will go on.

Converting Classroom or ILT sessions to Impactful eLearning nuggets

Tesseract Learning

With COVID-19 taking a grip over the world, organizations across the globe are forced to rethink as how they conduct business, how they train and equip their employees in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world.

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Engaging Participants 4: Virtual Engagement

Your Training Edge

Most organizations have turned to various forms of online and virtual training because it is cost effective, it reaches a wide audience, and it serves many generations of learners. But we can’t forget that virtual training is not simply there to take the pressure off of the classroom staff. Virtual training, in all of its forms, must be engaging, just as if the content was being delivered in a classroom.

Elearning vs Classroom Training – Let’s Understand Their Pros and Cons

Gyrus

Elearning is the new and inexpensive alternative to classroom training, which is becoming more popular and preferred method among organizations. However, the debate on the effectiveness of eLearning compared to classroom training is often a subject of interest among learning and training professionals. Both eLearning and classroom training methods share common attributes, however, eLearning is proving to be a more cost-effective and flexible method for organizations.

8 Innovative Virtual Learning Design Tips To Engage Your Remote Teams

Obsidian Learning

Virtual learning is an essential component in the learning and development toolkit, and it is widely used for training and educational purposes. Here are some design tips from the instructional and visual perspectives to give your virtual learning a real boost. Design Your Virtual Learning Assets for Success. The definition virtual learning and its usefulness in meeting employees’ learning and development needs have long been under discussion.

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the top virtual training platforms out there. But first, let’s define what virtual training is and why it is important. What Is Virtual Training?

MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom

Your Training Edge

Content, which thanks to Google is always at our fingertips, takes a backseat to building personal knowledge networks and solving real-world problems. It is perhaps no coincidence that the MOOC explosion has occurred side-by-side with a rise in popularity of the “flipped classroom” model, in which the traditional method of classroom delivery is flipped on its head. So what are the advantages of flipping the corporate classroom and how can you use MOOCs to do it?

Let's Get on Zoom: Tips for an Uninterrupted Virtual Event

InSync Training

Zoom has taken the whole world by storm. Corporate teams check in for virtual happy hours, critical business meetings, and essential trainings on Zoom. This virtual platform, like Webex, Adobe Connect, and others, bridges the distance felt by stay-at-home orders and closed offices and classrooms.

A powerful virtual classroom: Adobe Connect 8

Janet Clarey

This might be why you’re likely to see more reviews of Adobe Connect 8 for web conferencing/meetings than for its use as a virtual classroom. While Adobe is one of the largest software companies in the world and, while they do have a large share of the virtual classroom market, it is my experience that they’re not the first response you’ll hear when asking corporate L&D folks which virtual classroom they use.

Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

Here is a press release about one big virtual world event where Tony and I will be speaking about Learning in 3D. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). Presenters at VWBPE10 are at the forefront of capitalizing on advances in new technologies and a broad range of disciplines related to virtual worlds.

Top 10 LMS for small business

Ed App

As a small business owner or someone who coordinates L&D for a small business, you understand the need to get and maintain a competitive advantage. EdApp is a completely free LMS for small business, bursting with features to help take your training to the next level.

Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re focusing on a discussion Michelle had with Shannon Tipton , owner of Learning Rebels , and Jo Cook , owner of Lightbulb Moment , on live online training, which includes both webinars and virtual classrooms. How do virtual classrooms and webinars factor in as types of live online learning and how are they different than one another? You can break down “live online learning” into (1) webinars and (2) virtual classrooms.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. 3) Learning and Business Services. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. 6) Business Continuity and Management Resources. Virtual Learning Environment.

New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

While creating products, working on deliverables and collaborating across organizations on a large scale in virtual worlds seems like science fiction, the truth is that 3D environments for working, learning and collaborating are the not-too-distant future. Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) will soon allow data visualization not previously possible and applications for learning and collaboration not yet considered. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Learning Pool Labs saves the world again

Learning Pool

Last summer, following Learning Pool’s acquisition of HT2 Labs, Chief Product Officer (and former CEO of HT2 Labs), Ben Betts launched the Learning Pool Labs initiative as a call-to-action seeking new ideas from across the business. The world is very different today to that of a year ago, and whilst the changes are hopefully only temporary, their legacy is likely to be much longer lived. We’ve transitioned from a world where working from home was the outlier to it being the default.

What’s Happening in the World of Virtual Training Software?

ReadyTech

Today’s virtual training software–or virtual instructor-led training (VILT) software to be more specific–and techniques are evolving at an incredible pace. The report provides useful data to help improve the operations and effectiveness of virtual training software and virtual training programs. Compared to traditional face-to-face or classroom-style training, virtual instructor-led training is substantially less costly.

The Virtual Classroom: What is it?

ProProfs

That is where virtual classrooms come into play! What is a virtual classroom? But what parts exactly make up a virtual classroom? The great thing about virtual classrooms is that they can be accessed from anywhere in the world, thanks to the power of the internet! Because of this, a membership to an online classroom –or an online classroom software package- is incredibly affordable!

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. They are looking for safer alternatives to meeting face-to-face and virtual worlds is an option. Enter virtual immersive environments. Tags: virtual immersive environment S top, proceed with caution.

How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

Sales training is the key to success for companies across the globe, and for good reason – your sales teams are on the front lines every day, competing for business against your rivals. Traditionally, sales training has taken the form of annual kick-off meetings, followed by occasional formal in-classroom training sessions. Some learners need to be served visual content, such as online presentations, videos, and virtual instructor-led courses.

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Are We In This Virtually Forever?

Innovative Learning Group

The upheaval exposed significant weaknesses at many organizations, as they lacked the technology, capabilities, and material to deliver training outside of a classroom. Within a few weeks, learning functions were forced to convert their offerings to virtual-delivery. Are we in this virtually forever? Now is the perfect time to make your business case. Design learning paths that connect to clear business outcomes.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning.

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation

Chronus

Not only are there health ramifications, but according to Harvard Business Review , lonelier workers cost employers upward of $3.5 She said that’s why this is a critical time for mentoring as mentoring is all about “deep, intentional, relationships of care,” and the world needs more deep connections than ever. . How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. Learning always takes place in the mind of the learner, but the formalised activities of learning have never been confined to the classroom. The use of web based resources and networked computers enable students to enter worlds previously inaccessible, allowing them to explore within that imagined world we call 'cyberspace'.

Business-aligned strategies for Leadership Development: An Interview with Dr. Yvonne Catino, VP, Leadership and OD, Infopro Learning

Infopro Learning

Empowering leaders is the key for organizational success in the cut-throat competitive business environment of today. For modern businesses, the key to successful leadership development is achieving an appropriate balance between knowledge-exchange, action and reflection.

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. An ideal Virtual Reality (VR) learning experience should be designed to create engaging interactions that help the learner assimilate new information, ideas and concepts resulting in the acquisition of new skills transferable skills.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning.

Connectivity is not connection: How to boost engagement in virtual training classrooms

Matrix

Over the last decades, with the invention of the internet, location is not an issue anymore, as technology allows us to attend classes all over the world from the comfort of our own home. How to boost engagement in virtual training classrooms. Online training classrooms have their advantages too, the main one being accessibility and availability: you can learn from home at your own pace. Welcome them, show them the tools you will use during your classrooms.

6 Software Training Use Cases for Virtual Training Labs

Appsembler

In a world where software is rapidly evolving, how can you empower users to utilize your software to its fullest capability? Meet the virtual training lab. When it comes to delivering effective software training, virtual labs are crucial to providing the engaging, hands-on learning experiences that software users need. In that report, virtual lab technology ranked second highest in terms of satisfaction scores among survey participants – and for good reason.

Virtual reality and augmented reality: overhyped or new industry standard?

CLO Magazine

When you hear the words “virtual reality,” do you feel like you’re in a sci-fi film? We know that classroom and e-learning modules only account for 10 percent of learning. Seventy percent of learning comes from tackling real-world tasks and problems. Your employees will stress over making the best possible decisions for your business by de-escalating angry customers or having difficult employee conversations. Where does VR training give business the biggest boost?

How to Make Virtual Training Sessions Interactive

ProProfs

In the course of virtual training, your virtual audience may, at times, feel isolated due to the lack of real face-to-face contact. Components of quality e Learning programs such as virtual classrooms, chat , surveys , discussion forums, and video conferencing can make learning highly interactive. Here are some of the ways you can use to make a virtual training session interactive for everyone. How To Make Virtual Training Interactive.