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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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Top 7 Features Your LMS Must Have

An LMS has the power to enhance training effectiveness, and improve business outcomes. The key is knowing which features will enable your organization to get there. This guide will help ensure your LMS is capable of meeting your learning objectives.

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?

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.

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.

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.

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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.

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.

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Where Does Microlearning Fit in my Learning Ecosystem?

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We're excited to have Carla Torgerson join the InSync BYTE series ranks as a guest presenter. As a preface to her upcoming April 4, 2017, Carla provides insight into microlearning's role in larger blended learning ecosystems.

Designing Your Personal Learning Path: A Blended Learning Approach

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When we talk about the modern learning experience it’s important to rem ember that we are all modern learners. It’s easy to lose sight of that fact when we spend our days designing learning experiences for others.

2017: The Year of Blended Learning, Emerging EdTech, & Modern Design

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Welcome to 2017, the year when it all comes together. Learning technologies (EdTech), communities of practice, lifelong learning, and the myriad other great concepts we’ve been hearing about for the last two decades.

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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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.

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.

Managing Mindsets: Why it Matters in Modern Blended Learning

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Modern workplace learning professionals wear many hats. Gone are the days of specialization. Our organizations expect us to design, deliver, implement, and manage entire training programs.

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.

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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Virtually There: Learner Engagement - Why is it Important?

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And how can we measure the effect of engagement of instructional outcomes? In my previous article, learner engagement was defined as turning on three factors: An emotional response to the training—How does the learner “feel” about the content and its presentation/treatment?

The Learning Experience Architect: Reimagining Your Role

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How are you handling all of the changes in the new Learning and Development landscape? If you’re like me, you’re realizing that having a narrow professional focus isn’t an option anymore. Instead, you’re broadening your approach in order to stay current.

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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.

Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom

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Size DOES matter. In the virtual classroom, how many is too many? Imagine you are about to teach a class on conducting effective performance reviews to new hire supervisors. You’ve taught this class at least a dozen times before with great results.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Virtually There: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Microlearning.

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What is the difference and why should you care?

Shorten The Virtual Classroom Adoption Curve: Start With New Hires

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I’m frequently asked, “When is a good time to introduce virtual classroom training programs to my organization?” As with most innovative learning approaches, organizations may resist adopting virtual classrooms, since they’re different from the status quo.

3 Visions for the Future of EdTech

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Can we possibly know what the future holds? I don’t think we can, but we can certainly look to the horizon and consider what may be coming. We can use data, history, and recent trends to guide our forecasts.

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.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

How Is Designing Modern Blended Learning Different? HINT: Creativity

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When I was a kid, I designed what I thought was the world’s coolest car. I designed it with retractable wings so we could fly out of heavy traffic. It had big fat rubber tires in case I was challenged to a race.

Learn Anywhere:The Modern Virtual Classroom is Global, Mobile, & Social

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The virtual classroom has evolved, and expectations for quality are higher than ever.

Reengaging Learners Using Gamification and Game-Based Learning

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BYTE Session Recap. Karl Kapp, gamification expert and friend of InSync Training, recently helped BYTE session attendees "solve the case of the disengaged learner," and provided detailed recommendations for effectively including games in our instructional designs.

A Learning and Development Journey: An Expert's Story & Perspective

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Part of InSync Training's Expert Interview Series. During the Association for Talent Development's 2016 International Conference and Exposition, I had the privilege of interviewing our friend in the industry, Courtney Vital.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?