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5 Instructional Techniques for Maintaining Learner Focus

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 9/3/14 4:00 AM

I saw a television commercial the other day advertising an energy drink. The commercial claimed the drink will help you focus so you can achieve your goals in life. How funny! All this time I thought ambition, drive, dedication, and hard work helps you achieve your goals in life. Now I can forget all of those things and just drink more caffeine! The TV commercial is right about one thing though. It shows how important mental concentration and focus are to achieving anything.

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Tags: instructional techniques, virtual classroom

3 Key Steps for Becoming a Virtual Classroom Trainer

Posted by Melissa Grey Satterfield on 8/11/14 4:00 AM

Since the launch of our newest workshop, The Virtual Trainer, I’ve received quite a few questions about how to make the transition from traditional classroom training to the virtual classroom. People tend to focus on the technological and content changes that are required; however, one of the most common challenges during this transition is preparing yourself to train in this new platform. To help address these questions, below I’ve included an excerpt from our virtual trainer course where we cover this very topic. 

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

5 Tips for Virtual Classroom Trainers

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 7/7/14 4:00 AM

Preparing for the virtual classroom (synchronous training) is critical for a virtual trainer. Failing to consider all that could happen could mean an unsuccessful session. Sure, there are the obvious things that need to be done, such as checking that your computer is plugged in, the internet connection is wired and reliable, and you have thorough knowledge of your virtual platform and content.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

7 Tips for Success in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Melissa Grey Satterfield on 4/14/14 4:00 AM

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Let’s face it, live, synchronous, virtual learning is not just a trend, it’s a training delivery strategy that’s here to stay! It’s extremely effective, economical, and geographically desirable! If you’ve never attended a virtual classroom training session, you might think it a bit scary. I must admit, I was a little nervous when attending my first virtual classroom session.

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

How to Develop an Online Mindset

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 4/10/14 4:00 AM

I’ve seen a lot of changes in the training industry over the last 20 years, from the days of the overhead projector and acetate slides to smart boards, iPads, and e-learning. We were just starting to get our heads around rapid e-learning and along comes social media for trainers.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

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