InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann authors Body Language in the Bandwidth, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

Exploring a Content Curation Practice For Modern Learning

Posted by Phylise Banner

Oct 25, 2016 1:33:54 PM

curation_image1.pngAlthough 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. You find something interesting, and you share it with me, along with why you like it, where you found it, and why you think I might find it interesting or useful.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Content Curation

The Link Between Critical Thinking and Effective Design

Posted by Brigg Patten

Oct 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

63267464_s.jpgCurriculum design is a hot topic these days, especially with the debates over the Common Core teaching strategies in the United States. Often, many critics find that programs like the Common Core aren't helping students learn essential skills that they will need to learn. Despite the emphasis on testing and measurement, it seems that these programs might not be measuring the things that will actually help students succeed.

In order to make it in the proverbial real world, students need to develop critical thinking skills, and they need a curriculum that will foster these skills. This principle is easily applied to any learning situation, whether in school or business.

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Topics: Instructional Design

Reengaging Learners Using Gamification and Game-Based Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays

Oct 13, 2016 8:57:30 PM

BYTE Session Recap

28203479_s.jpgKarl Kapp, gamification expert and friend of InSync Training, recently helped BYTE session attendees "solve the case of the disengaged learner," and provided detailed recommendations for effectively including games in our instructional designs.

This blog post will define the differences between gamification and games in learning, the various types of gamification, and the science behind why our learners’ brains respond positively to gamified learning programs.

To learn more from Karl, access his full BYTE session recording here.

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Topics: Engagement, Gamification, BYTE

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