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Virtual Vs. Traditional Classroom Facilitation Part 2

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/25/19 8:00 AM

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There are many articles and blogs about how to handle difficult learners in the traditional classroom environment. In fact, I recently posted a blog related to this topic, comparing situations in a traditional classroom to those in a virtual classroom.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom, instructor-led training

Virtual Vs. Traditional Classroom Facilitation Part 1

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/18/19 8:00 AM

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I deliver training in both virtual classrooms and traditional classrooms and have noticed many differences. Each learning environment creates its own unique behaviors among the participants.

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Tags: instructional techniques, virtual trainer, virtual classroom, facilitation

Virtual Classroom Misconceptions Debunked

Posted by James Summers on 2/11/19 8:00 AM

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Let’s face it, the virtual classroom is a necessary reality at this point, and I completely understand why. There are so many advantages to conducting training in the virtual classroom: saving money for the company, training that takes less time, and reaching learners regardless of distance. Virtual classroom is truly the answer to some of the most common constraints we come across in traditional instructor-led training.

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5 Best Practices for Teleworking Success

Posted by Jeff Welch on 2/4/19 8:00 AM

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More and more organizations are making telework options available to their employees. According to a 2017 survey conducted by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, 3.7 million employees in the United States now work from home at least half the time. Studies also show that teleworking opportunities are increasing in other countries around the globe.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

How to Design Successful Virtual Classroom Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 6/4/18 8:00 AM

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Many organizations say they are using virtual training or are planning to implement it. However, there’s more to virtual training than simply repurposing PowerPoint slides in a virtual classroom platform. With so many organizations moving to online training, it’s important to adhere to quality instructional design principles. When the design is solid and interactive, virtual classroom training can be an effective way to learn.

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Tags: virtual classroom, instructional design

How to Make a Critical Classroom-Based Exercise Work in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by David Haskins on 10/30/17 8:00 AM

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Organizations today use a variety of training strategies—instructor-led training (ILT), e-learning, and virtual classroom (VC), among others. One popular tactic is to take an ILT course and convert it to the virtual classroom to reach a geographically dispersed audience. But is it as easy as it sounds? No way!

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My Journey through the 4 Stages of Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 7/31/17 8:00 AM

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Do you know about the four Stages of Learning? In our workshop, How Adults Learn, we introduce new instructors to these important stages. Everyone starts out at stage one as a Novice. At this stage, we can feel nervous and scared because “we don’t know, what we don’t know.” As we progress to the Apprentice stage, we start to realize “how much we still need to learn.”

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Tags: adult learning principles, virtual classroom, instructional design

3 Ways to Increase Knowledge and Skill Transfer During Training

Posted by Jeff Welch on 4/24/17 8:00 AM

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The goal of training is to have our learners retain the knowledge and skills they’ve gained in training so they can apply them back at the workplace. This concept is often referred to as “training transfer.” As corporate trainers, we need to ensure this transfer of knowledge and skill takes place by delivering content and facilitating classes in ways that maximize learner retention.

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Tags: training transfer, virtual classroom, instructor-led training

3 Phases of Award-Winning Instructor-Led Classroom Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 4/10/17 8:00 AM

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I recently attended a Broadway musical that relied heavily on audience participation. It was such an interactive and engaging experience, that I’ll never forget it! It got me thinking about how audience engagement is a key element for both playwrights and instructional designers.

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Tags: virtual classroom, instructional design

6 Benefits of Having a Producer in your Virtual Classroom Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 1/23/17 8:00 AM

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Everything seems to be virtual these days. Banking, buying goods and services, face-to-face communication, and of course, even online learning. Most of the time, we can accomplish our online activities easily on our own; however, when you deliver synchronous/virtual classroom training for your organization we highly recommend using a producer.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

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