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InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann authors Body Language in the Bandwidth, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

Types of Learner Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Apr 6, 2017 1:15:00 PM

20162265_s.jpgRecently, we looked at the two different types of learner engagement we can use in the virtual classroom: interaction and collaboration.

Let’s build on that foundational knowledge with a deep dive into different subtypes of interaction and collaboration, and intelligent ways to use them. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Engagement

Collaboration VS. Interaction: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Apr 4, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Interaction and Collaboration for Modern LearningVirtual classroom platforms now include a plethora of tools meant to encourage learner participation. We have whiteboards, breakout rooms, polls, text-based chat. Including them appropriately in our programs positively impacts our modern learners’ experiences. 

One modern learning challenge we face though, is the type of engagement these tools generate: is it interaction or collaboration?

Today we sort through the confusion and define collaboration and interaction, and clarify their relationship with virtual learning events.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Collaboration, Virtual Learners, Interaction

What's the Key to Joyful Learning? Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Katelind Hays

Mar 30, 2017 12:36:28 PM

BYTE Session Recap 

58228241_s.jpgWe live in a VUCA world. We manage a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous environment every day at work. How do we motivate ourselves (and our learners) to build our skills when we feel stressed about the certainty of our jobs, teams, and organizations?

Marjorie Derven of HUDSON Research & Consulting argues emotional intelligence holds the key.

BYTE session attendees agreed, having seen the evidence during Marjorie’s recent live learning event. This blog defines emotional intelligence and how we can leverage it for improved learning.

Watch Marjorie’s entire BYTE session recording for guidance on identifying personal stress triggers, the impact of emotions on us professionally, and a five-step process to navigate change.

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Topics: BYTE, Emotional Intelligence

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