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Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 18, 2016 1:28:13 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

22700460_s.jpgVirtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge: Prepare Learners

The final step in this process is to prepare learners to be successful in the virtual classroom. It’s not enough to have great content and highly skilled facilitators. Your learners need to know how to learn and be successful in the virtual learning environment.

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Topics: Blended learning, Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

Virtual Learning Strategy For the Modern Classroom

Posted by Katelind Hays on Aug 16, 2016 2:02:07 PM

Training Magazine Network Session Recap

14302174_s.jpgBuilding successful virtual and blended learning initiatives require purposeful planning and implementation. We have been working with global organization SAP to support a redesign and redeployment of their training programs in order to make them more engaging, more successful, and more modern.

Our friends at Training Magazine Network generously hosted a live online presentation featuring InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann, and Malte Bong-Schmidt, Virtual Learning Lead for SAP. Over the course of an hour, Jennifer and Malte reviewed their virtual and blended learning strategy, and how it impacted the organization.

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Topics: Blended learning, Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Modern Learning

Part 6: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Aug 5, 2016 12:35:23 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

10438068_s.jpgTo achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

Virtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge: Establish the Value of Virtual Learning

After redefining virtual learning within the organization, it was imperative that we established the value of this learning approach.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

Best Practices: Audio in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

9620719_s.jpgAs we navigate designing, producing and facilitating virtual classroom and blended learning, we identify solutions to common challenges. To support the mobile, social, and modern virtual classroom, we share our findings and lessons learned with our audience to encourage the creation of training that sticks.

For example, as anyone who has taught or participated in a virtual learning environment knows, audio plays a key role in a program’s success. Audio connectivity issues can quickly derail a session, making effective planning essential. How should you encourage learners to connect to audio? As virtual learning architects, how should you think about audio in relationship to the overall learning experience?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Modern Learning

Part 4: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jul 14, 2016 2:10:28 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post in the Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges series, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

48861062_s.jpgVirtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 4: Identify and Overcome Language & Cultural Barriers

The next step involved in successful virtual classroom implementation requires identifying and mitigating culture and language barriers.

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

Part 3: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jul 13, 2016 1:22:26 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual classroom and blended learning.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

21425913_s.jpgVirtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 3: Identifying & Overcoming Technology Barriers

After we redesigned existing content for a new learning environment, and reskilled our facilitators to successfully navigate the virtual classroom, the next challenge involved identifying and overcoming technology barriers.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

Part 2: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 9, 2016 3:20:06 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom.

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom and blended learning implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in this seven-part blog series.

To achieve the greatest understanding of virtual classroom strategy implementation challenges, begin with my first blog post, Redesigning Content for the Virtual Classroom.

52976454_s.jpgVirtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 2: Preparing Facilitators

The second obstacle we faced while implementing our client’s virtual classroom strategy involved reskilling the program facilitators.

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Topics: Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

Part 1: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 26, 2016 3:09:00 PM

Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. 

During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address in order to facilitate this transition. We believe these challenges are universal to virtual classroom implementation. Many other organizations are undergoing this evolution, with seasoned learning professionals assisting the process.

In the spirit of the modern classroom, a learning environment defined by the accessibility of knowledge, we will detail these challenges and our approaches for overcoming them in a seven-part blog series.

This is the first installation of the series. 

Part_1_-_Managing_Virtual_Classroom_Strategy_Implementation_Challenges.jpgVirtual Classroom Implementation Strategy Challenge 1: Redesigning Content

Redesigning existing content for new classroom models poses the first challenge we encountered with this client’s virtual classroom implementation.

The Need

Implementing a virtual classroom strategy requires engaging, impactful content. But, how does this content come to be?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices

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

Top 10 Learning Topics of 2015

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 12, 2016 10:29:37 AM

Top_10_Topics_from_2015_blog_postIt's hard to believe it's 2016 already! Before we get caught up in all the new goals and objectives for the new year, it's always nice to take a moment to look back on the past year. 

Let's start the new year off by taking a look back at the top 10 topics, based on YOUR blog post views, that we published in 2015. 

We will continue to publish timely blog posts addressing the top trends and challenges that we believe we all will be facing in 2016, so keep an eye out for new posts from me (Jennifer) and other industry thought leaders.

Thank you for reading these blog posts and I hope they have served as inspiration for you in your day to day work. As always, if you have a topic you would like to see me address, feel free to drop me an email at jennifer@insynctraining.com or on twitter @InSyncJennifer.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Trends