A Virtual Classroom Crash Course Toolkit

InSync Training

Right now, the state of the world demands a transition to virtual classrooms and remote work. Virtual Teams Virtual Classroom - Production Instructional Design Modern Workplace Modern Classroom Virtual Training Implement Virtual Facilitation

When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: How to Make the Decision to Transition to Virtual Classrooms

InSync Training

In response to changes happening in L&D during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts Jane Bozarth and Jennifer Hofmann joined forces for a special 90-minute Virtually There webinar on March 9, 2020. Virtual Teams Conferences Modern Blended Learning Virtual Training Virtual Learning

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Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

All of your game's prompts or "missions" should be identical to real-world skills/learning objectives. 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.

When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: Promote the Change

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. I n response to changes happening in L&D during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts Jane Bozarth and Jennifer Hofmann joined forces for a special 90-minute Virtually There webinar on March 9, 2020. This blog post, the second in a comprehensive series , recaps some of the timely and helpful information shared during When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required. Virtual Classroom Change Management Virtually Required Series

Ground Rules for Learning in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Everyday thousands of virtual classroom sessions take place – meetings, webinars, comprehensive training programs. This trend does not surprise us - the world, and our classrooms, have changed. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Learner Engagement

Virtual Facilitation Observations and Tips

InSync Training

In the world of virtual classrooms, there are many reasons why a session may be ineffective and tiring for both participants and facilitators. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Learner Engagement

Q&A: World of Learning Institute

CourseArc

Q&A: World of Learning Institute. World of Learning Institute Works to Ensure World Language Education is Accessible to Everyone. Dr. Patricia “Pat” Mulroy of the World Learning Institute. We are lucky to have been doing virtual instruction for a long time.

Challenge Accepted: How You Can Optimize Your Virtual Classroom

Speexx

In the new normal, where the working world will continue to become even more digital after the pandemic, virtual classrooms are an essential element of the digital learning experience.

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. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Engagement

How Virtual Classroom Software Has Changed Learning?

ReadyTech

The advent of virtual classrooms provides us with a number of benefits, including the option to study from anywhere on the globe (so long as there’s Internet), and at any time, thanks to pre-recorded lessons. virtual classroom learning

Q&A: World of Learning Institute

CourseArc

Q&A: World of Learning Institute. World of Learning Institute Works to Ensure World Language Education is Accessible to Everyone. Dr. Patricia “Pat” Mulroy of the World Learning Institute. We are lucky to have been doing virtual instruction for a long time.

What are the Biggest Virtual Classroom Tool Challenges? Experts Say.

InSync Training

I nSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann recently had the opportunity to join a panel of experts at eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2018 conference to discuss The Present and Future of Virtual Classroom Tools. A driving force behind our mission at InSync Training focuses on the idea that “If we do virtual classroom training well we can get, for many programs, an equivalent or even better experience in the virtual live online world as we can face-to-face.”

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. Below are some of the key components of a virtual classroom. The low costs of virtual classrooms are considered to be a major advantage.

Lesson Learned: Virtual Facilitation is DIFFERENT Than Traditional Facilitation

InSync Training

In August, we celebrate virtual classroom facilitators. You’ve been teaching marathon sessions that weren’t designed for the virtual environment, often in platforms you haven’t used before. Virtual facilitation isn’t a ‘nice to know’ skill anymore – it’s critical!

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Virtual Classrooms: The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Online Course

Pinlearn

The word ‘classroom’ triggers an immediate image in the mind: a teacher standing in front, a whiteboard in the background, a marker in hand, and rows full of students in the opposite direction. This is what a traditional classroom looks like. . What is a virtual classroom?

7 Virtual Classroom Software Activities To Prep Your Team For The New Normal

Dan Keckan

Every member of the team must be ready to take on new challenges in a post-pandemic corporate world. In this article, I share 7 virtual classroom software activities to prep your employees during and after the coronavirus crisis.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

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The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. 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.

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.

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. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds.

Virtual Worlds and Compliance

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. The companies have combined ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment (VIE) with Kaplan EduNeering’s ComplianceWire learning management system. With this integration, a company can now schedule, launch, and track ProtoSphere virtual meetings, conferences, and other learning sessions from ComplianceWire. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

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.

3 Keys To Impactful Virtual Classroom Training

Abilitie

Virtual classrooms are now becoming more commonplace as well due to the increase in available broadband and the next generation of reliable conferencing software, such as Zoom. In 2019, more than one-third of those simulations we delivered were fully virtual. Virtual Training

Scenario-Based Learning in a Virtual Classroom

CourseArc

The most well-written scenario will fall flat for learners if it involves walking through a situation that he or she will never encounter in the real world. However, constraints of the live classroom may hinder employees from acting as they actually would in their workplace. Therefore, in many instances, instructional designers should consider a blended learning approach, and translate their classroom scenarios to the virtual environment.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

This is the sixth 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. If you are an experienced virtual classroom designer, please build on the basics and share your expertise. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design

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?

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

Making Virtual Learning Stick with Activity Debriefs

InSync Training

We’ve been using virtual classroom technologies for close to 20 years now. This webinar approach to content delivery is perhaps the most ineffective way to get information out to the world. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Modern Learning Modern LearnersUnfortunately, we are still holding on to a content model that insists the most important outcome is getting through all of the slides.

Best Practices for Using Synchronous Online Classroom Software

ReadyTech

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, online learning has become the primary mode of education in several parts of the world. As a result, virtual instructors now have to decide whether synchronous or asynchronous learning is better for their students.

5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Obsidian Learning

Is your organization prepared to make the leap to virtual training? This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track!

Tailoring Assessments for the Virtual Classroom

MagicBox

Major world events have always had a significant impact on society. These effects are often much wider-reaching than the initial estimates of experts. For instance, after the Great Depression of the 1930s, B2B marketing finally gained traction.

All About Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Dan Keckan

Virtual Instructor-Led Training has been around for decades but spiked in popularity this year due to stay-at-home orders. But even in a post-pandemic world, it is clear that virtual education will continue to reign as the preferred learning method.

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.

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm. Below are 9 planning steps to take before running your next virtual learning program.

Four Steps to Contextual Virtual Learning

InSync Training

Our learners face a chaotic, complex, and overloaded world. Blended Learning Instructional Design Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Authentic Learning Modern LearnersThey can (and do) access information immediately when they need it, and often dread training because they see it as a distraction from their pressing responsibilities. So how do we encourage enthusiasm and participation in formal learning programs? Through contextualization and authenticity.

The Modern Virtual Classroom Requires Personal Digital Presence

InSync Training

This November I am exploring Digital Writing Month , a “30 Day Adventure to the World of Digital Narrative and Art.”. The November 4 2015 post by Rusul AlRubail concludes with: Digital writing merges traditional forms of writing with the digital world. If digital writing merges traditional forms of writing with the digital world ( read the post! ), then digital conversation merges traditional ways of “talking” with digital expression.

Six 3D Virtual World Facilitation Tips

Kapp Notes

Here are 6 things to keep in mind when facilitating a 3D virtual world class or discussion. Preparing for a class discussion in a 3D virtual immersive environment. People treat the 3D virtual space as an actual physical space. In the 3D virtual world maintain those same social distances to make the learners feel comfortable. Learn to work the various camera views within the virtual world. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Virtual 3D World for Teacher Training

Kapp Notes

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) launched an online resource for potential and current educators in West Virginia called Teach West Virginia and as part of the initiative, a 3D world is playing a key role in the process. According to the article West Virginia looks to Second Life As part of the program, they have developed a unique and groundbreaking virtual world on the internet’s largest 3D virtual community, Second Life.