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?

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 ?

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

6 Simple Tips for Stellar Virtual Classroom Facilitation

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Whether presenting an informational webinar or facilitating a multi-part virtual learning series that’s part of a larger blend, teaching live online requires pizzazz and purpose. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Modern Classroom Advanced Facilitation

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.

Generating Genuine Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom

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Virtual classroom lessons should be more about learners working together collaboratively than lecture and PowerPoint. But, what purpose does collaboration truly serve and what virtual classroom tools achieve the desired result?

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Breakout Rooms

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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.

5 Ways Facilitators Can Stimulate Intellectual Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

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Can the virtual classroom actually achieve the same learning results as a face-to-face approach? I believe that, if our approach is authentic and well-designed, facilitators can ensure that virtual learning is REAL learning.

Time Management in the Virtual Classroom

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Classroom facilitators benefit from participant body language. Adapting the presentation based on learner needs has become second nature in the classroom, and with depth of experiences comes comfort – classroom facilitators know how to stay on track and on schedule.

Best Practices: Audio in the Virtual Classroom

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As we navigate designing, producing and facilitating virtual classroom and blended learning, we identify solutions to common challenges. For example, as anyone who has taught or participated in a virtual learning environment knows, audio plays a key role in a program’s success.

Virtually There: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Microlearning.

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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

Part 4: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

InSync Training

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.

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Chat

InSync Training

This is the second 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.

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom

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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.

The Art of Design for the Virtual Classroom

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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