What a Global Pandemic has Taught Me About Virtual Classroom Training – Part 2

By: Sana Rahim

Happy November, everyone! Fall is in full swing and I hope it finds you well. Autumn is a time of transition, typically associated with new beginnings. So, for everyone who has been easing into a new virtual classroom (VC) career, I hope to help make that transition smoother with three tips for VC producers. This […]

How a Blended Learning Solution Can Help Overcome Design Constraints

By: Karen Car

Photo by: Lauren Mancke via Unsplash Constraints. Every instructional designer must deal with them. Our Product Development team here at Langevin was faced with several challenging constraints when we were tasked with converting one of our longest running traditional instructor-led training (ILT) programs to a virtual classroom workshop. The global pandemic surrounding COVID-19 meant clients […]

5 Strategies for Coping with Challenging Participants in the Virtual Classroom

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

Coping with challenging participants is certainly not a new topic. In fact, you’ll find numerous blog articles written by my colleagues (and myself, for that matter) on handling challenging situations in a traditional classroom setting. But what about dealing with difficult learners in a live, online, synchronous environment or virtual classroom? How you respond to […]

Express Yourself in the Virtual Classroom—Regardless of Your Ability to “Smize”

By: Meghan Harper

Photo by: Ketut Subiyanto via Pexels Let me take you back to the year 2009. Barack Obama was president of the United States, masks were worn by horror movie villains or children on Halloween, and Daytime Emmy Awards winner, Tyra Banks, coined the term “smize” on an episode of America’s Next Top Model. For those […]

How to Make the Most of Your Virtual Classroom Experience

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

Photo by: Vlada Karpovich via Pexels With more and more employees working from home, synchronous online learning (a.k.a. virtual classroom) 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 […]

What a Global Pandemic has Taught Me About Virtual Classroom Training – Part 1

By: Sana Rahim

Stress. Confusion. Anxiety. These are just a few terms we’ve come to associate with the current COVID-19 climate. So many of us have had our jobs, our families, and our lifestyles impacted by this devastating pandemic. But one word I hope we will come to associate with this time of social distancing and quarantine is […]

6 Creative Ways to Use a Whiteboard in the Virtual Classroom

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

Photo by: StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay  If you’ve ever attended one of Langevin’s virtual classroom workshops, you’ve been exposed to a virtual whiteboard (a.k.a. a PowerPoint slide you can write on). Most synchronous software programs have them. They function in the same way a flipchart does in a traditional classroom setting, allowing everyone to contribute. The most common […]

7 Best Practices When Working with a Producer in the Virtual Classroom

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: picjumbo.com via Pexels So much goes into creating a smooth and interactive experience for learners in the virtual classroom. The general rule for virtual training is that learners should be asked to do something every 3-5 minutes. For example, this could mean they participate in a chat exercise, answer a verbal question, answer […]

6 Simple Ground Rules for Facilitating in the Virtual Classroom

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

Photo by: mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you’ve attended a Langevin workshop, you know about instructor-led training (ILT). You know it occurs in a “classroom,” with widely varying formats, ranging from interactive lectures to engaging small-group activities and discussion. All Langevin’s instructor-led workshops are the perfect example of structured learning sessions guided by seasoned Master […]

3 Key Steps for Becoming a Virtual Classroom Trainer

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

Photo by : Andrea Piacquadio via Pexels We’ve seen a lot of changes in the past few months. Everyone is scrambling to get their training content online. For us, as trainers, changing to a new virtual environment can be stressful, even without a pandemic. So how does one make the transition from traditional classroom training […]

Top 5 Strategies to End Your Virtual Sessions on a High Note

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: Min An via Pexels With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all experiencing difficult times and a new normal. Many organizations are making the transition to the world of virtual training to help them weather the storm and be prepared for the other side. At Langevin, we’re committed to helping you every step of the […]

Use Virtual Classroom Training to Keep Your Employees Connected While Working Remotely

By: Beth Brashear

Photo by: Anrita1705 via Pixabay With travel restrictions in place, and more people than ever working remotely, now is a great time to train your employees!  During times of physical distancing, and with remote or teleworking, we need to create ways for our employees to stay connected. Maintaining employee connections is key during this crucial […]

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