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May 18, 2017

Partnerships work. And they work best when they bring to a task complementary abilities, skills and experience. This post discusses a partnership that has already achieved best-practice status in the corporate virtual facilitator-led training world. It blends the exper...

August 18, 2016

Choosing the Right Meeting Technology

There are over 130 web-meeting tools on the market, with new ones appearing each month. How do you choose among this wealth of options? We suggest following the Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice:

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which...

April 28, 2016

How much and what kind of training do instructors receive in the use of synchronous virtual classroom technology? How effective is this training?  Find out. Click here to access the results of the Virtual Classroom Training Survey conducted in partnership with the Onli...

February 25, 2016

Teaching in a face-to-face classroom is easy. You walk into a room filled with eager participants, import knowledge and leave.

Well, obviously, there’s more to it than this, but you get the idea. In a typical face-to-face setting the instructor focuses on what he or she...

February 3, 2016

There are many online course rubrics, but this one is different.  It focuses on virtual synchronous courses. Compiled from a variety of sources including the author’s extensive virtual classroom experience, it provides a quick checklist of virtual classroom best practi...

December 5, 2015

Virtual events such as multi-location corporate employee meetings, town hall gatherings, and professional conferences shatter barriers imposed by distance and travel. They offer a professional and effective way to engage even widely dispersed attendees … if they’re don...

December 5, 2015

Any instructor stepping into a virtual classroom for the first time will feel overwhelmed. Unlike the ordered linear structure of a face-to-face environment, it’s … literally … virtual chaos. There’s too much going on: instant messages (or other social media), real tim...

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