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The Secret to Creating Training That Sticks

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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.

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Job Aids 101

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Virtually There session recap. As training adapts to innovative, ever-changing workplaces, our approaches to designing learning and supporting employees evolve, too. We know blended learning gives us flexibility, but it can overwhelm us, too.

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Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

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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.

Millennials and Modern Learning

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Can Gamification "Funify" Work?

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Picture it: someone at a networking event asks you to describe your job. What words come to mind? If you answered “fun!” first, count yourself among the lucky few. Most of us take our professional responsibilities seriously and seek out opportunities that challenge us.

The Business Case for Virtual Classroom Producers

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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

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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.

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Incorporating Technology into the Training Room

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This month, guest contributor Jenny Holt explores the helpfulness of technology in supporting both virtual learners and virtual teams.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Three Considerations for Modern Training Design

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ATD Webcast Recap. With all of the options available to accommodate individual learning objectives, many practitioners assume, “Oh! I’m only creating microlearning. I don’t need ADDIE or SAM or any complicated framework.”.

A Classroom of Plenty: A Serving of Training Thankfulness

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This week, most of us in the United States stop for a single day to eat turkey, watch a famous parade or a football game (or three), and give thanks for the things that make our lives great.

3 Keys to Social Learning Success

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Virtually There Session Recap. Many teams now include dispersed members.

Flawless Virtual Events: Managing the Tech Risk

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Virtually There Session Recap. When thinking about designing or facilitating live online learning, what scares you the most? For many, the technology feels like an intimidating part of the equation. What if learners can’t navigate the environment ?

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

EQ Over IQ: Lou Russell’s Perspective

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As we deal with more demands on our time and new generations join the workforce, engaging learners and helping them become successful at their jobs becomes more and more challenging.

Um, Ah, So, Ya Know … The Deadly Verbal Crutch

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First impressions are key to developing rapport with learners in any classroom, but especially in the virtual environment. Facilitators in the virtual classroom must grab the attention of the learner right away and keep it to be successful here.

Maximizing Organizational Performance: Cues from Marjorie Derven

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Ask your senior leadership what they believe most impacts the business’ performance, and you’ll likely get a variety of answers. Corporate culture!” one might say. Perhaps operational efficiency or improved training come to mind.

In Celebration of Virtual Classroom Producers

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Happy Virtual Classroom Producer Day! Today marks our second annual celebration of the behind-the-scenes wizards who ensure our live online sessions go off without a hitch. They possess unparalleled superpowers – guiding learners through technical challenges, supporting facilitators as they deliver content, and helping achieve business goals in the modern classroom. Virtual Classroom - Production

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.

Story and Success: An Unexpected Connection

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Virtually There Recap. Did you know that you have stories constantly running through your subconscious mind? It’s true! Without realizing it, you frame every interaction through narrative, creating underlying bias. Good, bad, or indifferent, your bias influences how you navigate the world.

Tales from the Virtual Classroom Crypt

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It was a dark and stormy Tuesday, and all across the globe seasoned virtual classroom facilitators faced a malicious monster: a modern classroom meltdown. What happened?” you inquire.

Tips for the Accidental Virtual Trainer

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Are you one of the many accidental trainers out there? The function or topic expert so good at their job that management asked you to train others in your organization? You aren't alone!

Improve Your Work and Health in One Simple Step

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I, like many of you, spend my work day at my desk. I’m lucky to climb the corporate ladder from a cozy home office, often kept company by my three Labradors.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Planning for Natural Disasters and Their Impact on Virtual Sessions

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At InSync, we often talk about mitigating virtual classroom disasters with preparation and planning. With a solid plan, we can avoid most “virtual training emergencies.”. Hurricane Florence reminds us that there are indeed true emergencies that impact our families, our safety, and our livelihoods.

The Main Responsibility of Every Instructional Designer

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Virtually There session recap. Our learners have a lot going on. Work, media, and the responsibilities of day-to-day life bombard them with data. Their brains must process a metaphorical mountain of information.

Fun and Games in Training: Lessons from Dr. Stephen Slota

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When was the last time you had fun during a mandated training event? This loaded question plagues instructional designers and facilitators alike. Stakeholders know that training impacts overall organizational performance, making upskilling employees a high-stakes game.

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Using Virtual Reality to Improve Memory

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With modern blended learning, we strive to build skills beyond the classroom, and support learners in how they work and live. Guest blogger Jenny Holt explores an exciting aspect of the digital age.

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.

Is the Virtual Classroom Right for Your Training?

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To be or not to be in the virtual classroom – that is the question, right? Well, to find the answer for your training, take this quick quiz. Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Virtual Classroom - Facilitation

The Modern Learner

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If you are on any learning related email lists, you’ve been seeing the word “modern” quite often over the last 12 months. Modern learning , modern workplace, modern design , and so on. What does it mean? And why do we need to make that distinction?

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!

Memes, Critical Thinking, and L&D: Insight from Allen Partridge

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As technology evolves, our ability to learn anytime and anywhere changes, too. Now, our possibilities seem literally endless. Constant communication, the pervasive availability of information, and the ever-changing opportunities for social collaboration exemplify this new reality. At no point, though, has critical thinking been simultaneously more important and less commonplace. As learners and learning architects , we struggle to discern the accuracy and efficacy of information on the internet.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

When The Weather Interrupts Your Outdoor Training

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Guest author Jenny Holt revisits the idea of outdoor learning in her newest blog. Professional trainers must adapt to any learning environment, including those in the great outdoors.

4 Success Factors for Multi-Method Delivery

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Organizational boundaries keep growing and becoming more fluid, and as our learner base disperses around the globe, training programs have to adapt appropriately. That’s no small feat in the face of multi-cultural classrooms , emerging technologies, and stakeholder expectations of learning success.

Face-to-Face Gone Virtual

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In the modern classroom of today, trainers find themselves in various situations they may not have prepared for. One of common situation is going virtual. Does this sound familiar? You’re going along training for years and then BOOM your company decides to jump on the virtual classroom train. The big question settles in, “How do I make this virtual classroom space feel like a face-to-face classroom?”. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Global Virtual Classroom Modern Classroom

Achievement Unlocked: A Powered-Up Understanding of Gamification

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Back in 2010—right as I was beginning my career transition into instructional design—games emerged as the educational topic du jour.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.