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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.

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Nov 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

GamifyThe key is to make sure you never lose sight of your learning objectives. All of your game's prompts or "missions" should be identical to real-world skills/learning objectives.

As virtual classroom design techniques evolve, it is natural for organizations to want to include the newest design trends in their programs. With the very social/collaborative nature of the virtual classroom, it’s understandable that gamification of these designs seems such a good fit.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom, Facilitation, Engagement, Virtually There, Gamification

Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Facilitators

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Moving from the role of traditional trainer to virtual facilitator isn't easy. It takes practice and training to ensure that facilitators are virtually competent.

CompetenceTraditional classroom trainers have skills that make training sessions successful. Management of group dynamics, deliberate use of voice techniques to manage the message (including tone, pace, volume, etc.), and the ability to “read” the body language of a group or individual help to ensure that learning is taking place and program objectives are being met. A skilled trainer understands how to facilitate a conversation or activity, and make adjustments to course direction when necessary.

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Topics: Facilitation, Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Virtually There

Virtually There: Developing Competencies of Virtual Classroom Designers

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jun 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Virtual instructional designers will need to participate as learners in the environment and be trained on how to use the technology to its best instructional advantage.

If you would like your virtual classes to meet, or even exceed, the quality you expect from traditional deliveries, you need to strategically think about how to prepare your team to be successful in the virtual classroom. Prior experience as a designer, facilitator, or learner in a traditional classroom does not guarantee success when moving to a virtual environment. Everyone involved in the learning process needs to acquire the skills they need to master the additional competencies required for the virtual learning environment.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Design, Virtually There

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