Virtual Classroom Tool Tips: Chat, Breakout Rooms, and more!

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They all include a variety of virtual classroom tools ! Plus, when the virtual classroom supports active participation and collaboration, concerns about learning in a new environment fade away.

A Virtual Classroom Crash Course Toolkit

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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

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Virtual Learning 101: Set Your Virtual Classroom Up for Success

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More virtual classroom events than ever have happened in 2020. BILLION minutes of virtual meetings in the first eleven days of March. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

How to Go Live: Thinking About Virtual Classroom Facilitation

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We all know that organizations have had to quickly move face-to-face training to the virtual classroom. Chances are you didn’t dream of being a virtual facilitator, but here you are quite by accident. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Modern Learners learner engagement

Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

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Since virtual classroom skillsets are not as off-the-shelf as face-to-face training skills, we often wonder just how well we are doing at this virtual facilitation gig. How can we assess how things are really going in a virtual facilitation setting?

Moving Quickly to the Virtual Classroom? Create a Show Flow!

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Lately, the virtual classroom has become the most popular kid in school. When asked by clients what a new virtual blend involves, we liken it to a stage production. Blended Learning Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Multitasking in the Modern Virtual Classroom

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Think back to the last webinar or virtual training session you attended. Even the most committed learners and seasoned virtual classroom experts have a tendency to multitask in this learning environment.

How to Go Live: The First Step to Moving Great Programs to the Virtual Classroom

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You know that training program you facilitate in the classroom next week? Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Social LearningPicture this: your boss comes to you and says, “Hey! Guess what?! I need you to teach it live online.” You likely react with panic and surprise.

Lesson Learned: Virtual Classroom Producers Can Maximize Training Value

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In 2020, we are sharing the lessons we’ve learned about the virtual classroom over the last twenty years, and we’ll link back to our more detailed content around these topics, in case you want to learn more! ? Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom - Production Producer Lessons Learned

The Business Case for Virtual Classroom Producers

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Flipping the classroom marks a big step towards truly modern learning. Organizations, for a variety of reasons, have transitioned face-to-face training content to the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Production Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Producer

How to Prepare for Virtual Classroom Success

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Even though virtual classroom platforms have existed for over 20 years, many learners and learning professionals struggle to thrive in this environment. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

3 Characteristics of Good Virtual Classroom Facilitators

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What makes a virtual classroom facilitator good at what they do? In our experience as both learners and experts, good virtual classroom facilitators…. Demonstrate virtual classroom literacy. Clients and learners ask us this question regularly.

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

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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

Where Has All the Bandwidth Gone? A New Virtual Classroom Issue Addressed

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Virtual classroom sessions are slowing down, VoIP is going to that place with all the handbaskets…. Thanks to Coronavirus-related travel bans, new work-from-home arrangements, and deployment of virtual meetings and trainings, bandwidth can't keep up.

Lesson Learned: Instructional Design is Even MORE Important in the Virtual Classroom

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In 2020, we are sharing the lessons we’ve learned about the virtual classroom over the last twenty years, and we’ll link back to our more detailed content around these topics, in case you want to learn more! ? Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Lessons Learned

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

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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.

Laying the Foundation for Virtual Classroom Facilitation and Design

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The virtual classroom allows us to create learning experiences that weren’t available 20 years ago. For example, InSync’s primary training audience consists of professional facilitators , instructional designers , and virtual classroom producers.

Virtual Classroom Producer Haiku

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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.

Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom

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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

Learning in the Virtual Classroom: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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It’s hard to believe that organizations have had the virtual classroom as a learning environment option for over two decades. Virtual classrooms from the past look very little like the reality of today, which indicates a radically different future.

In Celebration of Virtual Classroom Producers

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Happy Virtual Classroom Producer Day! They possess unparalleled superpowers – guiding learners through technical challenges, supporting facilitators as they deliver content, and helping achieve business goals in the modern classroom. Virtual Classroom - ProductionToday marks our second annual celebration of the behind-the-scenes wizards who ensure our live online sessions go off without a hitch.

Tales from the Virtual Classroom Crypt

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It was a dark and stormy Tuesday, and all across the globe seasoned virtual classroom facilitators faced a malicious monster: a modern classroom meltdown. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Global Virtual Classroom

When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: Promote the Change

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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

Not Another Recorded Webinar! How To Use Virtual Classroom Recordings

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When should we record live virtual classroom sessions, and how can we design quality, engaging recordings for on-demand audiences? I’ve never been fond of recording all virtual classes and making them available on demand. I’ve always felt that devalues live virtual instruction.

Is the Virtual Classroom Right for Your Training?

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To be or not to be in the virtual classroom – that is the question, right? Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Classroom - FacilitationWell, to find the answer for your training, take this quick quiz.

Virtual Classroom Facilitators: Enabling Engagement & Learning

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In the mid-1990s, virtual classrooms (then known as ‘synchronous’ classrooms) were new. But the people who HAD heard of virtual training were very excited. Soon, they proclaimed, none of us would ever have to go to a brick and mortar classroom again! Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Modern Classroom Advanced FacilitationDon’t believe me? Read some history here !) So new, most people had never heard of them.

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Chat

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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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design InSync Videos

Energize Virtual Classroom Participation

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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.

Hindsight is 2020 - 20 Years of Driving Digital Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

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To answer a commonly asked question, the name WASN’T a play on the name of a popular boy band of the time - back then, virtual classrooms were called ‘synchronous classrooms’ so I felt the name would be compelling. On January 3, 2000, I created a company named InSync Training.

Virtual Classroom Technical Producers Needed

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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.

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Whiteboards

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

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Whiteboards

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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.

Get Real! Using the Virtual Classroom to Teach Authentically

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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.

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Basics

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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

Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

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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.