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Let's Get on Zoom: Tips for an Uninterrupted Virtual Event

Posted by InSync Training on Apr 19, 2020 2:14:29 PM

04192020 Let's Get on ZoomZoom has taken the whole world by storm. Thanks to its easy-to-use functionality, and an effort by company leadership to make it more accessible, people of all ages have started to use Zoom for work, learning, and socialization.

Zoom-hosted game nights bring friends together across distance. K-12 and college students have learned how to Zoom to stay on academic track. Corporate teams check in for virtual happy hours, critical business meetings, and essential trainings on Zoom. This virtual platform, like Webex, Adobe Connect, and others, bridges the distance felt by stay-at-home orders and closed offices and classrooms.

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Topics: Conferences, Social Learning, Other Modern Learning Topics

Focus On The Experience - The Virtual Classroom Can Be A Great Leveler

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Mar 4, 2016 11:30:28 AM

Virtual Classroom as a LevelerToday I remembered that we can learn from the most unexpected sources, if we are open to the experience.

Looking for relief from the oppressive news of the day, I clicked on a link from NPR titled Meet Gaelynn Lea, The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Winner. Usually I would pass by reading an article about the winner of a contest, but this uplifting story seemed to be what I needed today.

Then Ms. Lea said this:

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Lessons Learned Series, Other Modern Learning Topics

Show Your Work: Book Review

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM
Jane Bozarth Show Your Work cover

Do you work? Do you ever talk about your work? If so, then you should be showing your work, and sharing the wealth of knowledge that you (and all of us) tend to hoard.

When I started to read Show Your Work, I wondered how I, as a virtual worker and a leader of a virtual team, could benefit from implementing these types of techniques. To me, ‘showing your work’ implied showing mathematical formulas on a graded exam. Or going to the front of the class to show how I came up with the answer.

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Topics: Other Modern Learning Topics

15 Years of Virtual Training and Blended Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 11, 2014 1:00:00 PM

What's Next in Learning & Development 2014 represents the 15th year InSync has supported virtual learning, and that recently prompted me to take some time to reflect on where we’ve been, the advances we’ve seen in the virtual training industry over the past 15 years and especially what the future of virtual training  and blended learning might hold.

In the beginning, there was LearnLinc (originally ILINC) on a LAN/WAN architecture, accessed by external users via a 56k modem. It was early in the dot-com “revolution,” and technology was assuredly going to solve all of our training problems. No longer were learners going to be constrained by location. Many were convinced it was the dawning of a golden age of changing paradigms. <Insert your favorite buzzword here.>

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Topics: Other Modern Learning Topics