Category Archives: Sharon’s Blog

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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3 Things You Must Do for Successful Virtual Training from Cindy Huggett

There has been a huge upheaval in traditional human learning globally, whether it’s about kids in classrooms or adults in corporate training rooms. Switching from mostly face-to-face instruction to almost entirely virtual (online) learning has been daunting for teachers and trainers, as well as their learners. This change to a digital landscape has meant that communication has had to adapt

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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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Another Free Webinar: 6 Brain-Science Principles That Trump Traditional Training, Teaching, and Presenting

If you’re one of my regular blog readers, or if you’ve attended a “Training from the BACK of the Room” class, then you’re already familiar with the six brain-science principles that trump traditional training, teaching, and presenting. On March 19th 2019, sponsoring company InSyncTraining invites you to a free webinar where you’ll experience these principles in action.

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Free Infographic: Wake ‘Em Up! 7 Tips for Interactive E-Learning

Did you know that eLearning is worth 200 billion per year? From professional seminars to formal university education – elearning can kickstart carreers for students and enhance carrers for teachers as well. Truly the internet has changed the ways we can learn. However, I’ve found that the online learning space isn’t always smooth sailing. Students get distracted, teachers don’t follow

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