InSync Training

What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

InSync Training

If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following: a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field. a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk.

The 3 Ws of Learning Evaluation & Analytics

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. Did the training work?”. If your stakeholders asked you this question, would you have an answer supported by proof, or would you feel anxious about demonstrating the value of your work ?

A Lesson about Workflow Learning from a Teenage Chef

InSync Training

Workflow learning is something we're starting to hear a lot about. It's the concept of embedding content into the flow of work at each moment of learning need. I think this is a great idea. But it’s not really new. Our children are already doing this.

Lesson 146

Getting to Know Your Modern Learners

InSync Training

Training success relies heavily on the audience. If participants don’t believe content connects to their needs, they will not engage. And can you blame them? We all feel like we have many projects, tasks, and responsibilities.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Make Your Training POP! With a Pop of Color

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. Grabbing and keeping learners’ attention remains steadfastly at the top of the priority list for most trainers. Distractions abound in and out of the classroom – what can we do to provide the most interesting, engaging experience possible?

Brain 174

Prove the Value of Training to the Business Through Evaluation

InSync Training

Evaluating a learning program is by far the best way to highlight its value to all business stakeholders. It also bolsters a culture of continuous improvement. Without measurable results, it's hard to convince the business community that its learning and development (L&D) offerings are effective.

Aligning Learning Outcomes with Business Outcomes: Curated Resources for your PLN

InSync Training

Evaluation of digital learning programs, (when it happens!), often focuses on the technology or the process. Was the virtual classroom technology appropriate? Did you complete the eLearning? Did you download the infographic? These types of questions don’t often provide satisfying results!

Modern Learning, How Do We Love Thee?

InSync Training

Let us count the ways! Valentine’s Day encourages us to fill our hearts with love and our bellies with chocolates. Not a team to ignore tradition, InSync, hit by cupid’s arrow, considered all the reasons we adore the modern blended classroom.

5 Discoveries About Self-Paced Learning

InSync Training

When we think of self-paced training content, eLearning modules often come to mind. Even with the development of “choose-your-own-adventure” content and the inclusion of bells-and-whistles, eLearning can fail to resonate with modern learners.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Tick Tock, Blended Learning on the Clock

InSync Training

The design and implementation of blended learning includes many moving parts. We consider the LMS that will host all the content, and the virtual classroom platform on which we will deliver live online components.

Are Time & Collaboration the Most Valuable Training Commodities?

InSync Training

This weekend I had the luxury to catch up on some reading. Well, not just reading. There was a podcast, a whitepaper, the (digital) newspaper… in other words, it was a good weekend. Some of the media I consumed was related to the learning and development industry, some was not.

Millennials and Modern Learning

InSync Training

In thinking about leadership and learning in the era of the four-generation workplace , no shortage of frustrations exists. Technology changes, “cool” workspaces, and operational processes are constantly evolving.

An Introduction to Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation

InSync Training

Measuring and evaluating training makes up a critical piece of the learning implementation process. Without it, we have no idea if our designs have the impact we are hoping for! Thanks to one tried-and-true approach, getting started with an evaluation strategy does not have to cause stress.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training and Blended Learning Success

InSync Training

A global training implementation is much more complex than a blended learning solution designed for one country or for one region.

Global 172

The Secret to Creating Training That Sticks

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. As trainers, we often have to design and deliver technical or hard-to-understand content to our learners. Oftentimes, the content itself doesn’t naturally draw people in or lend itself to being easily remembered.

Create 181

Motivation Revisited – Getting Learners to the Virtual Classroom is a Shared Responsibility

InSync Training

Designing and delivering an engaging learning experience is an effective way of keeping people in the virtual learning experience once they've started, but getting people to enroll and attend in the first place is a matter of motivation. Motivation is an entirely different animal than engagement, and as learning professionals, it's our responsibility to "set the stage" such that learners show up ready to engage.

Four Steps to Contextual Virtual Learning

InSync Training

Our learners face a chaotic, complex, and overloaded world. They can (and do) access information immediately when they need it, and often dread training because they see it as a distraction from their pressing responsibilities.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Getting Started as a Virtual Learning Facilitator

InSync Training

You just became a virtual learning facilitator or your organization has made the leap from face-to-face learning to the blended virtual classroom. So now what? The live online training environment does not provide a carbon copy instructional experience to the traditional classroom.

Going Global - Myth: Leading a Global Training Project Is as Easy as 1-2-3

InSync Training

Not really. Leading a global training project takes more than being an instructional designer or a trainer or even a project manager. I've identified three critical steps to leading a successful global training project: E volving your role into a learning experience architect.

Global 153

Why Do We Need a Global Training Approach?

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. More likely than not, your organization now has a global component.

Global 146

The First Step to Creating a Fantastic Job Aid

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. Job aids can make or break a blend. They provide support for learners in their informal moments of need on the job.

Job 153

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Advice From the Virtual Trenches – Virtual Training Success Might Mean Changing the Learning Culture

InSync Training

This post is part of an occasional series “Advice from the Virtual Trenches” where we share real lessons learned when virtual and blended learning didn’t go as planned. Virtual classrooms have been available to training organizations for over 20 years.

2018 in Modern Learning: A Year in Review

InSync Training

Another year has come and gone. This time of year encourages reflection, both personal and professional, causing the InSync Team to ask questions such as: What did I learn this year? How did training evolve? Which developments resonated with modern learners?

A Two-Pronged Approach to Building Learner Engagement

InSync Training

How do we engage the modern learner ? This loaded question generates answers ranging from design, delivery, implementation, learning environment consideration. Those are all legitimate answers!

Improve Memory And Productivity: Why You Should Use Art In Your Training Sessions

InSync Training

What does creativity have to do with corporate training? Jenny Holt answers this question and challenges the idea that serious learning only happens within scholarly activities. Art may not seem like an obvious thing to introduce into your training sessions, but the benefits are tangible.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

What Makes Learning Games So Great?

InSync Training

When we think of corporate learning, rarely do “fun and games” come to mind. More often than not, compliance training pops into our heads, characterized by endless slide decks, droning SMEs-turned-facilitators , and uncomfortable days spent in a classroom. Folks, training has a reputation problem.

Games 168

The Business Case for Virtual Classroom Producers

InSync Training

Flipping the classroom marks a big step towards truly modern learning. Organizations, for a variety of reasons, have transitioned face-to-face training content to the virtual classroom.

Memory and Modern Learning: Perspective from Oded Ilan

InSync Training

Behavior change is the holy grail of training. Learning and Development practitioners strive to impact business outcomes by improving the skills of our audience. Performance improvement grows out of learners truly understanding content and successfully applying it back on the job.

Brain 172

Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

InSync Training

Since virtual classroom skillsets are not as off-the-shelf as face-to-face training skills, we often wonder just how well we are doing at this virtual facilitation gig. Often, our only feedback comes from “smile sheets,” the surveys at the end of class to see what people thought of the program.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.