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Don’t Design Training Content like a Food Blogger!

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This weekend, I purchased something new at a local farmers market: delicata squash. It came highly recommended as an easy winter squash to prepare, with a nice light taste. As I was getting ready to cook it, I had a couple of quick questions. At what temperature should it bake, and for how long?

Lesson Learned: Virtual Facilitation is DIFFERENT Than Traditional Facilitation

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In 2020, we’ll be sharing the lessons we’ve learned about the virtual classroom over the last twenty years, and we’ll link back to our more detailed content around these topics, in case you want to learn more!

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Exploring the Dsquared in ADDIE

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I enjoy asking my fellow instructional designers whether they consider themselves designers or developers. Because most of the time, they answer with a question: “What’s the difference?”. And then I get to wax poetic about the differences in my two favorite phases in ADDIE : Design and Develop.

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What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

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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.

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Virtual Learning 101: Answers to Four Common Training Questions

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More organizations than ever have transitioned from traditional face-to-face training to virtual classrooms. And since no training element stands alone, most blends include live online components of some kind.

7 Ways Facilitators Can Nurture Emotional Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

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This is the third installment in a three-part series that explores actionable approaches virtual classroom facilitators can use to improve learner engagement through purposeful facilitation.

3 Things We Learned About Engaging with a Global Workforce

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Virtually There Session Recap. How can learning leaders and other stakeholders better engage their workforce? Gaining emotional and professional buy-in from employees requires a structured approach focused on communication.

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Not All Remote Workers Are Lonely

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Recently, a Reuters article titled How to Create Connections at Work in the Age of Isolation went viral on LinkedIn. The main point that resonated with readers? The loneliness of remote workers. Today, organizations look wildly different than they did even ten years ago.

How Can We Advocate for Learners in the Virtual Classroom?

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The virtual classroom offers a flexible, dynamic learning environment for modern learning blends. We often think about questions such as: When can we most appropriately incorporate virtual classrooms into our instructional designs ?

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Common Brain-Based Presenting Questions Answered

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Virtually There session recap. At some point in your career, you will have to give a presentation or run a meeting. If you work in the Learning & Development space, there’s a good chance you will have to facilitate training content.

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It’s All Gravy: A Thanksgiving 'Thank You' from InSync Training

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Here in the U.S., many on the global InSync Training team prepare to log-off for a day of feasting and reflection. And while celebrating Thanksgiving usually includes a turkey dinner and connecting with those who mean the most to us, we wanted to stop and remember the things we love about our work.

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Virtual Learning 101: Learner Engagement and Session Scheduling

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A few weeks ago, I responded to a number of fundamental questions about virtual learning.

Virtual Learning 101: Technical Disasters

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One of the most common questions my team and I receive about virtual learning events boils down to technology : how do you make sure glitches don’t cause learners to disconnect? I love this question!

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Engaging Learners Across Generation Gaps

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You’ve probably heard by now that, for the first time in history, our organizations include five generations of employees.

What Does the A in ADDIE Stand For?

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The A in ADDIE stands for assessment , right? Or is it analysis ? I can never remember. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an “analysis” is defined as, “the careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do and how they are related to each other.”

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A Heaping Holiday Helping of Helpful Training Tips

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With the Thanksgiving dinner trimmings put away in the states, the busiest time of year begins to take on a life of its own. With inboxes and fireplaces equally a-blaze, personal professional development and corporate training can wind up on the back burner.

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Lessons Learned About Modern Learning in 2019

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Like every year before it, 2019 proved game-changing, awe-inspiring, and insightful. With only a few weeks left until a new decade, our team felt nostalgic. What did we learn in the last 365 days? Quite a bit, and we’re sure you did too. Modern Learning Modern Blended Learning

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View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

Not Another Recorded Webinar! How To Use Virtual Classroom Recordings

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When should we record live virtual classroom sessions, and how can we design quality, engaging recordings for on-demand audiences? I’ve never been fond of recording all virtual classes and making them available on demand. I’ve always felt that devalues live virtual instruction.

Exploring the I and E Phases of ADDIE

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After you’ve done your due diligence in the Analysis Phase , plotted your targeted training approach in the Design Phase, and transformed your plan of attack into reality in the Development Phase, it’s time to Implement (the I in ADDIE) and Evaluate (the E in ADDIE).

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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.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Dynamic Learning Performance Ecosystem

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Virtually There Session Recap. How many of you have a dynamic learning performance ecosystem in place today?”. Expert Gary Wise kicked off his recent Virtually There session with this thought-provoking question.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

5 Discoveries About Self-Paced Learning

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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.

How Performance Management Encourages Learning

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In the digital workplace, everything is monitored and recorded. It’s far easier to attribute the impact of an individual employee to the overall success of a company. This means that people analytics plays a huge role in how leaders develop their business strategy.

How to Deliver Value in Global Training Programs

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Here we are in 2019. In our experience, every training professional at every organization understands the need for global training solutions. And because no training content should stand alone, these modern learning rollouts should focus on blended experiences.

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3 Tricks for Facilitating Blended Learning

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Has your organization jumped on the blended learning bandwagon, yet? This formal- and informal-learning combination approach to training moves beyond “hot trend” – it offers the opportunity to support learners after structured events end.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

Try the Spacing Effect to Encourage Intellectual Engagement

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In modern blended learning , what learners think about information presented during the training experience matters. In fact, our research shows that this learner reaction perfectly defines the concept of intellectual engagement. Intellectual engagement relies on intent.

Taking Your Training Global? Don’t Forget Instructional Design!

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As our organizations expand, we will rarely create a training program that will only have one delivery run in one location. The very nature of multinational corporations demand global learning initiatives.

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3 Characteristics of Good Virtual Classroom Facilitators

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What makes a virtual classroom facilitator good at what they do? Clients and learners ask us this question regularly. Heck, we ask ourselves this question regularly since it speaks to the fundamental value we deliver through our work!

Laying the Foundation for Virtual Classroom Facilitation and Design

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There must be an instructional solution between a one-hour webinar and a six-week certificate…. The virtual classroom allows us to create learning experiences that weren’t available 20 years ago.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.