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Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Synchronized Web Browsing

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 13, 2015 3:34:24 PM

Synchronized_web_browsingSynchronized web browsing can add great interaction to any virtual classroom design. It also provides an opportunity to use the entire internet as potential content in the virtual classroom.

It's easy to create engagement using this versatile tool but many virtual classroom designers don't use it. Here's your chance to learn how!

Based on the whitepaper, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer, this video provides guidance on how to most effectively use this versatile tool. An example from our popular Virtual Classroom Instructional Designer Certificate course is included.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Surveys, Polls & Feedback Tools

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 29, 2015 3:28:46 PM

Surveys_Polls_and_Feedback_ToolsOne major challenge faced by virtual classroom facilitators is the absence of eye contact and body language that they usually rely on in the traditional classroom. Using surveys, polls and feedback tools in the virtual classroom can offset this lack of physical interaction.

These tools help facilitators create engagement and determine whether participants understand the material. Participants can also use these tools to tell the facilitator what they think of the pace and clarity of the content.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Chat

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Chat_Icon_Text_RemovedChat is probably the most familiar tool in the virtual classroom. Virtual classroom facilitators often use the chat feature during virtual learning sessions but often don't maximize its usefulness.

Chat is one of the of the easiest ways to encourage interaction  in the virtual classroom. Chat is a great tool and it can be used for so much more than Q&A!

This video reviews the ways that facilitators can use chat to increase learner engagement as well as the important features of the chat tool. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Modern Learning Culture Resource Bundle

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 16, 2015 2:59:26 PM

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Today’s workforce is more global, mobile, and social than ever before. This presents unique challenges to training professionals, most notably: how do we best support these learners?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Design, Engagement, Modern Learning

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Breakout Rooms

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

breakout_roomsBreakout rooms allow groups of two or more participants to meet and collaborate during a larger live online session. Breakout rooms can be used to create interaction and collaboration by making your content more learner-centered

Include this feature in your virtual classroom instructional designs, and participants will not only meet and collaborate with other participants, but they’ll also be more engaged. 

This video discusses how to best use breakout rooms in the virtual classroom.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Virtually There: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Microlearning...

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Sep 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

What is the difference and why should you care?

Lightbult_who_what_where_when_whyThe modern workplace learning environment is about creating experiences that are richly authentic and deliver content to learners in the right place—classroom, desktop computer, mobile device, or on the job—at the right time—formally scheduled or on-demand. (On-demand as a concept also has evolved. Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies discusses the concepts of learning in the flow of work and at the point of need as critical to modern workplace learning.)

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Blended learning

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Application Sharing

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

SOFTWARE_Key-keyboard_shutterstock_161375690Application sharing is a popular and powerful, though underutilized feature in the virtual classroom. This feature allows the facilitator to share software applications with participants, even if the participants do not have the software installed on their individual machines.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Modernize Your Learning Environment by Making your virtual classroom mobile and social

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Sep 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

5_Steps_to_Making_the_virtual_classroom_mobile__socialATD Session Recap

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) graciously invited me to present 5 Steps to Making the Virtual Classroom Mobile & Social.

I was delighted to discuss the subject with a very engaged and enthusiastic ATD audience on August 28th.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, BYOD, Mobile Virtual Classroom, Social Learning, Modern Learning

Video - Virtual Classroom Tools: Basics

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Got_ToolsA working knowledge of the features of the online classroom will simplify the process of designing virtual and blended learning. Based on the whitepaper, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer, this video provides a high-level summary of the tools available on most platforms.  Leveraging chat, whiteboards, and more allows you to adapt engagement techniques to create meaningful, learner-centered programs.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos

Enabling Virtual Learners by Design

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 25, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Interactive_Participatory_Engaging_and_InvolvingBYTE Session Recap

On August 12th, Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, presented the BYTE session, Enabling Virtual Learners by Design, to an attentive and passionate audience.

Jennifer began the session by acknowledging, “We all know, if you’ve been working in virtual classrooms at all, even eLearning and blended learning, we’ve all accepted that these tools are here to stay. They are part of what we are doing – they’re part of the learning mix.”

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, BYTE