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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.

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.

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.

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.”.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

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.

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.

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 ?

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Expert Guidance: Diversity & Inclusion in Training

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Global organizations are the norm now. The boundaries constraining corporate success and competition no longer fall along state, national, or continental borders. Growth, as demonstrated by companies like Amazon, Apple, and more, has no limit. Education serves as the true competitive differentiator. Can your learning function adapt to more diverse and international workforces faster than the competition?

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Defining the Modern Learner Experience

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When designing and delivering content, we need to balance five elements of the learner experience: technology, design, people, place, and time. In order to achieve this balance, we need to focus on the learner experience. We need to define and leverage how learning is structured, including when it is taking place, where it is taking place, and how it is being delivered. Modern Blended Learning Blended Learning Instructional Design Modern Learners

Now Hiring! Join Our Virtual Team

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Are you a GREAT virtual classroom producer? Do you have experience supporting WebEx Training Center, Adobe Connect, or any other virtual classroom platform? InSync Training is interested in learning more about you! We are seeking qualified contractors to join our dynamic production team. Our producers ensure flawless virtual learning events by providing instructional and technical support to facilitators during live learning events, training sessions, and meetings

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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Redefining Instructional Design for Modern Blended Learning

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As the world evolves around us, the scope of modern blended learning shifts constantly. Within that shift, how do we define modern instructional design? We know that our work is impacted by evolutions in learning theories, technologies, and the way humans have adapted to new technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It’s Amazing What Creating Online Energy Can Do!

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This is the first part of our guest blogger Susan Bassett's two-part blog post. The second post will be published Tuesday, February 27, 2018. I’ve been presenting online since 2001. I’ve always felt a certain sense of excitement when working with top-notch trainers and producers in creating active, energetic online sessions. Terrific online professionals make choices about how they present which results in transforming distracted, impatient, and overwhelmed attendees into engaged learners.