virtual training

Essential Reading for Virtual Classroom Training

September 8, 2014

I recently finished writing my book, The Successful Virtual Classroom, and in the course of researching the book I drew upon many resources. Below are some of the books I recommend if you are interested in learning more about virtual classroom training, or building skills in a specific area. Presentation Skills: If you want to learn […]

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6 Questions You Should Ask Before Designing Virtual Classroom Training

July 31, 2014

Often when someone comes to me with questions about how they should design content and interactivity for training delivered in the live virtual classroom, my answer is “it depends.” Much to their disappointment, there is no simple response.  There are, however, several key factors that influence how participants will engage with your content, your facilitators […]

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Seven Tips to Make the Most of the 2014 ASTD Conference & Exposition

May 2, 2014

The ASTD International Conference and Exposition starts in a couple of days in Washington DC.  I was chatting with a few people who haven’t attended the conference before, and since I’ve been to this conference many times I wanted to share advice on how to make the most of your time: 1.       Pace Yourself The conference is […]

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The Global Virtual Classroom: ASTD Handbook

April 27, 2014

In an increasingly global business environment, many organizations are turning to virtual classrooms to bring individuals and teams together to deliver learning programs. A workplace learning professional who can advise their business stakeholders and/or clients how to manage this growing area can be a tremendous asset to their organization. Trainers who are used to the […]

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The Mobile Virtual Learner

April 4, 2014

While travelling in Asia last week, I met a Canadian guy who works for a high tech company and monitors classified ads posting.  Because the company provides 24-hour monitoring of ads, and his typical shift in Canada was overnight (8pm-4am) he decided to travel and live in Viet Nam  for four months where he could […]

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