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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.

Keeping it Real - Ensuring Virtual Learner Success Through Assessment

Posted by Karen Vieth

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

Part 5: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jul 21, 2016 1:16:48 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.

57015043_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 5: Redefining Virtual Learning 

In order to successfully implement virtual learning, our strategy needed to include redefining the concept within the organization adopting it.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom

Setting Up a Successful Learning Project With Good Storyboarding

Posted by Brigg Patten

May 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM

41675931_s.jpgStoryboards go back to the 1930s when a Walt Disney animator began using them to organize cartoon scenes. In eLearning, a storyboard is simply a script that includes text, images and notes about how a learner is expected to interact with a learning module.

When used in creative work, storyboards allow instructional designers and trainers to see the "big picture."

Before computers, storyboarding was accomplished by making drawings or writing text on sheets or boards that could be posted on a wall for review. Contemporary storyboarding is often accomplished by using slide presentations, which makes the components of storyboards easy to manipulate and share when a team must collaborate on a project.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Storyboarding

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