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Modern Learning Producers as Stage Hands

Posted by Brigit Michael on Oct 26, 2017 3:27:11 PM

39521458_s.jpgWe chatted with veteran producer Brigit Michael and got her take on why she considers the virtual classroom to be a stage, herself a stage hand. Her unique perspective can help you hone your modern learning skills as you facilitate, produce, implement, and manage virtual learning events within your blends.

The role of a virtual producer is a unique one; we’re responsible for making everything run smoothly behind the scenes to ensure that learners have the best experience possible. 

I consider my role as a producer is kind of like a stage hand for a play. Some directors want the stage hands to be recognized and take a bow at the end, and some want them to fade entirely into the background, with a variety of possibilities in between.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Producer, Modern Learning

Top 10 Reasons We Love Our Producers

Posted by Zoe Grant on Oct 18, 2017 6:30:00 AM

 

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Happy Virtual Classroom Producer Day!

To celebrate the occasion, we're honoring our own producers - the members of our instructional team who ensure our live online learning events go off without a hitch.

We asked our facilitators, project managers, and operations team what sets our producers apart, and these are just a few of their favorite things. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Producer

5 Ways to Maximize The Virtual Classroom Instructional Partnership

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 10, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Access Complete Modern Blended Learning Blog Series and Subscribe Virtual Classroom Producer PartnerSuccess in the modern virtual classroom is not dependent on the technology, rather, success is dependent on the strength of the relationships between all members of the instructional partnership.

There are many individuals contributing to the success of virtual sessions: facilitators, learners, subject matter experts, instructional designers, just to name a few. 

But when it comes time to go live in the virtual classroom, the partnership between the Facilitator and the Instructional Producer is responsible for the long-term success of the event.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Producer, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

What Makes a Great Virtual Classroom Producer? Advice from an Expert

Posted by Helen Fong on May 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Helen_Production_Blog.jpgInSync Training’s team includes a group of fantastic virtual classroom producers, or assistant facilitators, who provide professional event support to our clients, and our Certificate course and Workshop facilitators. They keep learners on track, and transform virtual training programs into fast-moving, trouble-free interactive events. 

In this guest post, Helen Fong, our Lead Producer, shares her wisdom about this important, but often overlooked, role. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Producer, Global Virtual Classroom

So This Happened ... Recovering from a Webinar Fail

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Feb 26, 2015 5:05:00 PM

This is a real-life webinar disaster that happened to ME this week. Keep reading to the end to review our 4-Step Disaster Recovery Process and learn how to maintain credibility when virtual classes and webinars start to experience problems.

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Topics: Facilitation, Producer

The Role of the Producer

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Sep 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM

We have mentioned the role of a virtual classroom producer in several previous posts. As the support person on the delivery team, the producer is an invaluable resource before, during and after a virtual training event. He or she is there to support the facilitator, the participants and the technology.

The producer makes the session run smoothly, troubleshooting technical issues for anyone attending the session, loading polls and even co-facilitating content (which helps change the dynamics with the new voice).

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Producer