InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann, and guest bloggers from throughout the training industry, author Getting InSync, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

When Good Learning Technologies Go Bad

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jun 4, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Stay_Calm_and_Carry_OnThe virtual classroom can be easy and work flawlessly but sometimes you get learners speaking out, saying they cannot see slides building, the slides are moving slowly or they cannot hear the presenter.  Or your learner’s keep getting kicked out of the platform.  Or you have one learner who can’t login. The list of things that can go wrong with learning technologies often seems endless but they’re easy to deal with when you’re prepared.

4-Step Disaster Recovery Process

As part of our Master Virtual Producer (MVP) Certificate course at InSync Training, we discuss and share the “4-Step Disaster Recovery Process,” which addresses how to diagnose problems and minimize anxieties to keep the session going.

With the exception of power outages, built-in web conferencing platform errors and internet failures, there are no disasters that you cannot tackle using this 4-step process.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Production

How to Anticipate and Alleviate Risk in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jun 3, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The virtual classroom, simply by virtue of having that layer of technology, does bring with it several risks that, as a facilitator and instructional designer, you need to be able to both anticipate and alleviate.

If you know ahead of time what some of these risks are likely to be, you can plan how to approach them in the live session and have contingencies ready to put into action when the need arises.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Production

Virtual Classroom Producer Haiku

Posted by Jackob G. Hofmann

Apr 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

It's Friday - time for lighter fare...  

Producing overnight shifts provides a lot of time for reflection...and often entertainment. Being creative helps keep virtual classroom producers engaged. For your Friday amusement, some producer haiku.


During an interruption of internet service
                          A producer remains calm
And successfully logs herself back in 


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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Production, Just For Fun

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