Author Archives: Sharon

4 Suggestions for Learning – and Teaching – in a Virtual World (reposted)

The human brain evolved over millions of years to learn “on-the-fly,” that is, while the physical environment was constantly changing. The brains of our ancestors adapted to change slowly, over time, and perfected certain learning behaviors. The current situation with the global pandemic has exponentially increased our need to do the same, only faster.

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“Is Live Virtual Training Really Helping Learners?” Contributed by Jean-Paul Bayley

Eight-hour training days may be the norm for in-person training, but it’s a poor format for live virtual training. The overwhelming temptation for trainers is to maintain the status quo when offering classes online. However, this flies in the face of science, academic practices, and decades of professional reports of successful virtual learning experiences.

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6 Staging Tips for Facilitating Virtual Classes

Whether you’re hosting a design workshop, teach a bunch of teenagers, or are showing your employees a new process, it’s important you’re facilitating an environment that allows for the most learning. “Platform skills” is the term most often used for face-to-face presentations: the presenter’s voice tone, body movement, facial expressions, movement, and energy. Let’s translate all of that to the

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You Said It But Did They Get It? How to Check for Understanding

To help improve the employee engagement levels within your business, you just finished a customer service training for a small group of your company’s employees. They listened attentively the whole time your were talking. Now you stop and ask, “Do you understand?” They nod their heads. You continue, “Do you have any questions?” They shake their heads. “Good,” you think.

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