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Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Basics

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Got_ToolsA working knowledge of the features of the online classroom will simplify the process of designing virtual and blended learning. Based on the whitepaper, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer, this video provides a high-level summary of the tools available on most platforms.  Leveraging chat, whiteboards, and more allows you to adapt engagement techniques to create meaningful, learner-centered programs.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, InSync Videos

Virtual Classroom Facilitator Competencies: Day to Day Ownership

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 11, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Own_itOnce a virtual facilitator possesses the macro-level skills required to create an impactful virtual classroom learning experience, they must then own the role every day. In this video, Jennifer Hofmann explains at a high-level the additional task-based competencies of the virtual facilitator.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, InSync Videos

Virtual Classroom Facilitator Competencies: The Big Picture

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 4, 2015 1:30:00 PM

The_big_pictureDeveloped by InSync Training, the Virtual Facilitator Competency Model defines the skills virtual facilitators need to create virtual learning experiences that meet or exceed outcomes expected in traditional face-to-face learning programs. In this YouTube video, Jennifer Hofmann defines the five “big picture” competencies included in the model.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, InSync Videos

ELC 025: Insights for Designing Blended Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 30, 2015 1:00:00 PM

PaintbrushesToday's learning environment is wide open. We can choose from a multitude of technologies, modalities and techniques. But what's the best way to design in this new environment? In this podcast, Connie Malamed from the eLearning Coach chats with Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, who offers lots of tips and insights for designing blended learning.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Blended learning, InSync Videos

InSync Training's 5 Critical Ways to Enable Virtual Learners

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 23, 2015 1:39:07 PM

Enable_Enhance_Empower_EngageEven with the increased availability and affordability of online training programs, participants don't seem to be particularly engaged in virtual learning. Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, believes the design of online programs is to blame.

This video on InSync Training's YouTube channel discusses the five critical elements instructional designers MUST include in any virtual program to properly enable virtual learners to succeed.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Engagement, Virtual Learners, InSync Videos

Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Resource Bundle

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 2, 2015 6:44:39 AM

Establishing yourself as an effective instructional designer or facilitator requires that you are knowledgeable, effective, and dynamic in the virtual and blended classroom. Unfortunately, while navigating new and emerging technologies, focusing on learning needs can sometimes fall to the wayside. Even understanding what participants need in order to successfully complete an online learning initiative can prove to be challenging. And, as we all know, if you can't engage your learners, your learning initiative will likely fail.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Design, Engagement, InSync Videos, BYTE