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3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events

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The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be.

Stories = Engagement = Learning

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Storytelling has a long history as one of most fundamental communication methods. From paintings on cave walls to Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the first words ever written on papyrus with ink, people have been telling and listening to stories. We love to HEAR stories, too!

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Finding Balance in Blended learning

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In a recent blog post, we described modern blended learning as the realization of a harmonic balance of instructional, technical, organizational, and delivery components in support of learner engagement and achievement.

Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

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When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners.

[Webinar]: 3 Steps to an A+ Customer Training Plan

Join the experts from Skilljar for a webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 AM PDT as we discuss tips, tools and best practices to help you create a comprehensive training plan for Q4 and beyond. Register now.

Virtually There: Learner Engagement in the Modern Classroom

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Learner engagement turns on three factors: an emotional response to the training; an intellectual response to the training; and an environmental response to the learning. Engaging learners has always been a challenge.

Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

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Martyn Lewis , Principal and Founder of 3GS , joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training , on February 28, 2017. There is always at least one.

5 Ways to Maximize The Virtual Classroom Instructional Partnership

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Success in the modern virtual classroom is not dependent on the technology, rather, success is dependent on the strength of the relationships between all members of the instructional partnership.

6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners

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The mobile explosion is sweeping the globe. Here in the U.S., statistics from Pew Research tell us that 64 percent of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

3 Guiding Principles for Grabbing Learner Attention

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BYTE Session Recap. How do you capture your audience’s attention when so many factors provide distractions? Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mark Harter answered this question and provided pro-tips accumulated from years of practical experience.

Collaboration VS. Interaction: What’s the Difference?

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Virtual classroom platforms now include a plethora of tools meant to encourage learner participation. We have whiteboards , breakout rooms , polls , text-based chat. Including them appropriately in our programs positively impacts our modern learners’ experiences.

Part 7: Managing Virtual Classroom Strategy Implementation Challenges

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Recently InSync Training worked with a multinational software company to maximize the value of their existing learning content by transitioning it to the virtual and blended classroom. During this process, we discovered seven specific areas that we needed to address to facilitate this transition.

How to Use Content to Evaluate Your New Training Initiative

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When you’re implementing a new training initiative, one of the first questions your sponsor will ask is, "How will you measure the success of your program?". For many, this may incite a rapid heartbeat, flushed skin, and sweaty palms.

How Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

Become the Google of Learning in 6 Steps

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BYTE Session Recap. As we start to build our relationship with our learners, we want to ensure they turn to us and our resources when they encounter a challenge or have a question on the job. How do we do that?

7 Keys to Modern Blended Learning Success

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BYTE Session Recap. Over the past 200 years, training has been moving in the wrong direction. Our approach to training and education no longer supports how learners work. Guest BYTE speaker Martyn Lewis explored a modern solution to an old-school problem.

Fundamentals of Modern Instructional Design

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Training Magazine Network Recap. Training has a great track record of successfully teaching learners during formal events, but our programs often don’t address informal learning.

7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

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As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Find Your Why. Tell Your Story. Get Results.

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We're excited to have Christine Miles , Co-founder & Chief Architect of Ci Squared and upcoming guest InSync Training BYTE speaker, explain the importance of your personal story to your professional success.

Why is #EdTech Trending With Non-Trainers?

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My morning ritual begins with a review of articles, blog posts, and social media so I can personally keep up with new technologies and emerging best practices in the fields of corporate training and educational technologies.

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Gamification in EveryDay Life

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September’s Blended Learning Hub learning campaign focuses on gamification and game-based learning , both popular modern learning models. I am smiling as I write this; the word ‘gamification’ immediately makes me think, “This is going to be fun!”.

Virtually There: 10 Ways to Immediately Influence the Modern Learning Culture

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As the workplace continues to evolve, and training approaches evolve to support it, at some point it will be hard to distinguish the difference between working and learning. And that’s a good thing. We’ve been hearing a lot about the modern classroom environment lately.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

The Role of Virtual Classrooms in Modern Blended Learning

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Live online learning has been a part of the corporate learning mix for nearly two decades. Initially, virtual classrooms supported a specific, logistical need: delivering content to a live audience in the different physical locations.

Exploring a Content Curation Practice For Modern Learning

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Although the term “curation” is buzzing around quite a bit these days, content curation is nothing new. Most of us have curated content at some point in time – creating a compendium of something, and adding our thoughts, opinions, insights, etc. before passing it on. Curation happens naturally.

Get Your Head in the Game

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We know that bells and whistles don’t always improve training experiences. Throwing more EdTech into our learning environments without consideration for its relevance or effectiveness often has a counter-productive effect – learners focus more on the technology than on the content.

Resources for Blended Learning Instructional Design

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As instructional designers we are constantly being bombarded with new technologies and new trends. It’s difficult to distinguish which are fads , and which are worthy of our investments of time and resources.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Stretching Your Virtual Leadership Skills

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Next month, we welcome Mary Kingsley to our guest BYTE speaker roster. As a preview for her upcoming July 11th BYTE session, Inspiring a Global Virtual Team , read on to discover how you can expand your leadership skills to accomodate a modern workforce.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

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This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

When You Wish Upon a Star (Wars): Transmedia Storytelling & Design

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We're excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Slota will join us again as a guest BYTE speaker on May 23, 2017. This guest blog post helps you prepare for, and gives a preview of, his live learning session, Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design.

Follow The Learners: Identifying the Moments of Learning Need

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According to Bersin by Deliotte, the modern learner is overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. Sound familiar? And, on the up side, the modern learner is untethered, accessing information on-d emand, collaborative, and empowered.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.