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

InSync Training

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.

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

Dan Keckan

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!

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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

Facilitators Can Nurture Emotional Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Karen Vieth revisits “ Seven Facilitation Techniques That Nurture Emotional Engagement in the Virtual Classroom ” in our Virtually There session Emotional Intelligence and Engaging Your Audience in the Virtual Classroom.

How to Go Live: Identifying the Key Players in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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 Series

Success Tips for the New Virtual Classroom Producer

InSync Training

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.

Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

InSync Training

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? Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Facilitation Assessment

Lesson Learned: Virtual Classroom Producers Can Maximize Training Value

InSync Training

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

Virtual Learning 101: Set Your Virtual Classroom Up for Success

InSync Training

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: Virtual Classroom Instructional Design Tips

InSync Training

Moving learning live online requires a reframing of perspective about the value of virtual classroom experiences and the responsibility of facilitators in this environment. Virtual learning experiences include layers – each element building on and enabled by the one before it.

How Can We Advocate for Learners in the Virtual Classroom?

InSync Training

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?

Multitasking in the Modern Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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!

The Business Case for Virtual Classroom Producers

InSync Training

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. In the two decades that InSync has designed, delivered, and supported virtual training, one factor has proven essential for success: the virtual classroom producer. Virtual Classroom - Production Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Producer

Is the Virtual Classroom Right for Your Training?

InSync Training

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.

How to Prepare for Virtual Classroom Success

InSync Training

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.

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

InSync Training

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.

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

InSync Training

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

In Celebration of Virtual Classroom Producers

InSync Training

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.

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

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

Top 10 virtual classroom platforms

Ed App

Using Virtual Classroom Platforms. Virtual classroom platforms have become the norm for training and education. But virtual classrooms come in all different sorts and sizes. Virtual Classroom Platform #1 – EdApp.

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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

Virtual Classroom Facilitators: Enabling Engagement & Learning

InSync Training

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.

What Distinguishes Robust Virtual Classrooms?

Dan Keckan

This engagement is the key to the success of your virtual classroom. Virtual Training eLearning eBooks Learner Engagement Modern Learners Virtual ClassroomIn their 2013 paper “The Integrated Process of Engagement in Adult Learning” Cinthya C. Gutierrez, Sofia T.

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

InSync Training

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

Virtual Classroom Producer Haiku

InSync Training

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.

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

InSync Training

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.

3 Characteristics of Good Virtual Classroom Facilitators

InSync Training

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.

13 Things to Consider When Choosing Virtual Classroom Software

ReadyTech

Are you considering virtual classroom software? This era's effect would be the normalizing of remote and virtual training as the industry standard and focusing on the importance of technical aptitude for training professionals. virtual classroom virtual switching to virtual

Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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 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

How to Overcome Virtual Classroom Training Challenges?

ReadyTech

This year, millions of students and teachers were required to replace a traditional classroom setup with virtual learning. virtual classroom virtual training software

10 Virtual classroom software

Ed App

Associating certain spaces with certain activities, like classrooms with listening to a lecture, helps us not only to schedule our time but also instil activity patterns in our brains – we know that in this space, surrounded by those people we need to focus more. Virtual Classroom #1 EdApp.

Laying the Foundation for Virtual Classroom Facilitation and Design

InSync Training

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.

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

InSync Training

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.

Tales from the Virtual Classroom Crypt

InSync Training

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 ClassroomWhat happened?” you inquire.

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