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.

Success Tips for the New Virtual Classroom Producer

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We often encounter some version of the following story when working with corporate teams and individual learners: “Well, my organization has made the leap to the virtual classroom. This kind of quandary results in the accidental virtual classroom producer.

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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

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 Go Live: Identifying the Key Players in the Virtual Classroom

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Moving great face-to-face learning to the virtual classroom includes a multi-step process. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom - Facilitation How to Go Live SeriesThe first step involves making an effort to understand the value of the learning environment. Next, facilitators and instructional designers have to adapt their approach to maximize engagement and effectiveness.

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

How Can We Advocate for Learners in the Virtual Classroom?

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The virtual classroom offers a flexible, dynamic learning environment for modern learning blends. We often think about questions such as: When can we most appropriately incorporate virtual classrooms into our instructional designs ? How do we best leverage virtual classroom tools like chat , breakout rooms , and synchronized web browsing ? But one question often gets overlooked: How can the instructional team advocate for virtual learners?

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 engagementThis seismic shift extends beyond instructional design, learner logistics, and technical considerations. It impacts facilitators, too.

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. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Modern LearningI’m willing to bet that you divided your attention between the event and other things like email, lunch, or a pressing project. We don’t judge!

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 PracticesOne of the reasons is that the same technology "bells and whistles" that designers and facilitators use for engagement activities can distract and overwhelm our audiences.

How to Go Live: Virtual Classroom Instructional Design Tips

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Moving learning live online requires a reframing of perspective about the value of virtual classroom experiences and the responsibility of facilitators in this environment. While delivery and corporate learning culture absolutely impact the success of virtual training, we cannot overlook the importance of instructional design. Virtual learning experiences include layers – each element building on and enabled by the one before it.

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 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. Combined with the spike in usage of other platforms like Zoom, virtual events have become a staple in today’s businesses and educational institutions. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Teams & Modern WorkplaceIn fact, the CEO of Cisco announced that Webex hosted 5.5

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

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. Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Professional Development Advanced FacilitationClients and learners ask us this question regularly.

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.

Ground Rules for Learning in the Virtual Classroom

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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. Participation, collaboration, interaction, and contribution look different in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Learner Engagement

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. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Facilitation Engagement Virtually There Gamification

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

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. For your Friday amusement, some producer haiku. During an interruption of internet service A producer remains calm And successfully logs herself back in.

Unbox the Virtual Classroom

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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. This blog post, the first in a comprehensive series, recaps some of the timely and helpful information shared du ring When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required. Virtual Teams Conferences Modern Blended Learning Virtual Training Virtual Learning

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.

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

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. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Mobile Virtual ClassroomToday’s fun topic is bandwidth! Or the lack of it.

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. We can space out lessons over days, weeks, and even months so that our learners can reflect on everything they’ve learned and practice those skills before returning to the virtual classroom to learn more. For example, InSync’s primary training audience consists of professional facilitators , instructional designers , and virtual classroom producers.

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 Size DOES matter. Imagine you are about to teach a class on conducting effective performance reviews to new hire supervisors.

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. Thoughts run through your head, like: You’re kidding, right? Will people be bored? What platform will we use? How do I get organized?

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! ? For decades, the virtual classroom has been used to simply present information in a webinar-type format. Because of this, there is some debate around the concept of the virtual classroom being a space where true learning can occur.?.

8 Virtual Classroom Software Comparison Techniques To Maximize ROI

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This article features 8 top virtual classroom software comparison techniques to consider. Virtual Training eLearning eBooks Remote Working Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment

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. So what can we learn from the evolution of the virtual classroom? Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Learning

Stories from the Virtual Trenches: 3 Common Virtual Classroom Challenges

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The virtual classroom offers a solution to many of the broad obstacles training functions face. Advice From The Virtual Trenches Team Insight SeriesLike in all professions, Learning & Development faces its fair share of challenges. Changing global dynamics, evolving business needs, and a diverse audience all contribute to a complex, and confusing, pathway forward.

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. Chat is one of the of the easiest ways to encourage interaction in the virtual classroom. 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. 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

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.

Tips To Choose The Best Virtual Classroom Software Today

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How do you find the best virtual classroom software for your team if you’re racing the clock? Virtual Training eLearning eBooks LMS Features Online Training Software Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment