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Modern Learning, How Do We Love Thee?

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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.

3 Advanced Facilitation Techniques that Lead to Virtual Classroom Success

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Adoption of virtual classrooms for training delivery has become a critical component of an organization’s learning strategy. Unfortunately, we’ve been delivering one-way webinars for so long, it is difficult for facilitators to make the transition to a more collaborative instructional approach.

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.

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

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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.

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. Before investing in an LMS, it’s important to understand which type of tool would be a good fit for your use case.

Getting Started as a Virtual Learning Facilitator

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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: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training and Blended Learning Success

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

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Why Do We Need a Global Training Approach?

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

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Four Steps to Contextual Virtual Learning

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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A Two-Pronged Approach to Building Learner Engagement

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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!

The First Step to Creating a Fantastic Job Aid

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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.

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2018 in Modern Learning: A Year in Review

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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?

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. Download the White Paper now to get started!

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.

What Makes Learning Games So Great?

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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.

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3 Modern Learning Trends to Look Forward to in 2019

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A new year presents new opportunities for modern learning advancements. Undoubtedly, exciting technologies will emerge, and practitioners will identify creative and innovative ways to engage learners while working to reach organizational goals. What does the next year hold?

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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.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Going Global: Curating a Personal Learning Plan for Success

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Going global is a big job. Before you volunteer to lead a global training implementation, it might be time to inventory your own skills. Chances are, you are not an expert at every piece of implementing a global project. (If If you are, feel free to drop me a note!). Personal Learning Networks

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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 ?

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.

Communication: Mark Harter’s Training Secret Weapon

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The training landscape constantly changes. For example, you could spend an hour a day researching emerging learning technologies and by the end of the week, you’d still be coming across new options. Keeping up with the evolution can feel like a full-time job.

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.

3 Keys to Social Learning Success

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

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.