InSync Training

Karen Vieth

Karen, M.ED, LEAD Facilitator, is an Instructional Producer and the Director of Implementation Services with InSync Training. A leader in providing online learning solutions since 2000, she works with professional development teams across the nation. Karen came to InSync with a vast knowledge base working with both children and adults. She's passionate about coaching and mentoring others to lead engaging virtual training sessions and is our in house expert in "teachbacks." Karen holds a Master´s Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in curriculum and design and a Bachelor´s Degree in Elementary Education.

Recent Posts

Connecting the Dots - Keeping Learners Coming Back for More

Posted by Karen Vieth on Feb 28, 2017 12:04:00 PM

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Connecting the Dots in Blended LearningHave you ever been afraid to let learners go on a break, or end one virtual lesson in a multi-part series, for fear they won’t come back?  You’re not alone.  At one time or another all face-to-face and virtual facilitators have thought, “What if they don’t come back?”

My answer to that is, “What if they do?” 

What are you going to do to encourage learner engagement and keep participants interested during the live events? How do you keep learners happy and motivated during the time in between the live lessons? 

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Topics: Engagement, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Keeping it Real - Ensuring Virtual Learner Success Through Assessment

Posted by Karen Vieth on Feb 21, 2017 12:01:00 PM

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55676429_s.jpgThe art in design is that of keeping learners accountable in authentic assessment that ensures students' success in the virtual classroom.  We know learners attain more when given the ability to learn in authentic ways, but we believe that assessment is a key piece in the art of keeping learners accountable. 

Last week in my blog we talked about keeping it about the people, interacting, providing opportunities to collaborate and how to hold learners accountable. Easy to say! Right?

But how do we REALLY maintain a culture of accountability without the benefit of eye contact and body language?  There is a real need for accountability when we ask participants to go out and do an independent and/or collaborative activity, but often in the virtual classroom we can’t find the way so we just instruct them or skip it all together. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Assessment

It Was Almost Like Being in a Real Class! Making Virtual Learning Real

Posted by Karen Vieth on Feb 14, 2017 12:05:00 PM

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Virtual Classroom Facilitation Blended Learning In Jennifer Hofmann’s blog post, The Role of Virtual Classrooms in Modern Blended Learning, she states that the focus of virtual learning should be fundamentally on the learners, their experiences and their learning environments. And I agree. But I encourage you to expand that focus to include collaboration.

I believe it is the ability for learners within those experiences and learning environments to make connections, participate in collaborative efforts and tie back to real life and work situations that turns a webinar type session into a real lesson where learners are eager to come back for more. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs