Recordings

Our complimentary virtual programs include the InSync BYTE series as well as the Bozarthzone! training series. These sessions are recorded and posted after the session for your review.

BYTE Session - Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design

May 23, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Slota

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This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

We will focus on design elements that are broadly useful across content areas and contexts with emphasis on the following:

  • How and why people play games.
  • Differences between games and simulations as well as fun and engagement.
  • The function of rulesets and how they bound play-game-designer interaction.
  • Models for design and development.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Gamification

BYTE Session - Grabbing Learner Attention

April 25, 2017

Instructor: Mark Harter

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Traditional communication and training methods for engaging and motivating employees are no longer working. Without initial attention, nothing we do really matters. This session will share simple and creative ideas that will grab learner attention and make it more fun. Techniques include both low and high tech examples, focusing on visual design and video. It will also touch on innovation, strategy, and positioning in your line of business. Examples will be shared during the session.

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Topics: Engagement, InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning

BYTE Session - Embracing Microlearning in Your Learning Ecosystem

April 4, 2017

Instructor: Carla Torgerson

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Microlearning (or nanolearning) – defined as providing learning material in short bursts that anyone can access any time – is being touted as the “next big thing.” We all have personal experiences of learning in this way, but how do we apply it to corporate learning?

In this practical program, we look at what microlearning is, guidance for creating your own microlearning resources, and how to use MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© to develop a microlearning program. 

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Microlearning

BYTE Session - Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Agile Learning in the Workplace

March 21, 2017

Instructor: Marjorie Derven

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The seismic changes in the workplace today are creating stress, volatility and uncertainty. With no signs of the rate of change slowing down, and in fact accelerating, we have to increase our personal and professional agility or burn out. Join us as we discuss the four elements of Emotional Intelligence (i.e. self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management) as key differentiators to increase our ability to adapt and become more agile.

In this highly interactive and practical session, we will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress, and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions. We will discuss specific EQ strategies for you to apply after the session.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Agile Learning, Emotional Intelligence

BYTE Session - Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning - How do we become the "Google" of Learning?

March 14, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann

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The term 'blended learning' isn't descriptive enough anymore. Especially when we consider that learning takes place perpetually – even when the training department isn't looking! To become more of a partner with our business, we need to make sure learning opportunities and content are where and when our learners need them. If they are not, our learners will turn to search engines to find the information they need and hope for the best.

To stay relevant, the Learning and Development field needs to think beyond the 'formal learning' box, and consider the shifting characteristics of our learners.

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Topics: Blended learning, InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Perpetual Learning

BYTE Session - The Learning Experience Architect:The Hub of Modern Blended Learning

October 26 , 2016

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann

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Recently we’ve realized the time for narrow specialization in the business of learning has passed. The last decade has introduced a myriad of new technologies and methodologies to our toolkits. No longer is any one learning treatment standalone. Rather, every piece in a blend interconnects. For example, a virtual classroom with self-guided eLearning, can serve as a follow-up to in-person learning events. The evolution in learning has not only changed the classroom experience for our learners, but for us the practitioners, as well.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Learning Experience Architect

BYTE Session - Talent Development in the Digital Age: Designing Learning Environments

September 20 , 2016

Instructor: Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D

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Many learning professionals are familiar with the call to curate resources rather than create formal training programs, but the details on how to transition to a curation strategy are less clear. How do we enable employee learning and development without structuring a series of specific activities?

In this session, you’ll be introduced to a learning environment design approach that gives you a framework for aligning formal, informal, social, developmental, and experiential learning toward development of a specific knowledge base or skill. This approach goes well beyond simply unleashing people to find materials on the internet. Instead, this approach helps you to craft a comprehensive strategy that is nonetheless flexible and accessible for learning in the flow of work.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning

BYTE Session - Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work

AUGUST 16, 2016

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann

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In a recent session titled “How to Engage Modern Learners: When to "Push" and When to "Pull," we discussed when we should embed "Pull Learning" content into the flow of work. That discussion was grounded in the principles of “Modern Workplace Learning,” and I suggested that considering the “5 Moments of Learning Need” was a good way to determine when 'pull' learning was most appropriate.

While formal 'push' training is often best for when learning something new, and for when things change, a strong argument can be made that 'pull' learning lends itself to the following moments of need:

  • When learners need to build on concepts that they learned in a more formal training environment
  • When they need to apply what they've learned
  • When things go wrong

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning

BYTE Session - Content Overload 101: Making Curation Easy

August 2, 2016

Instructor: Sarah Danzl

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It’s not hard to be overwhelmed by the wealth of content available today. Content overload is affecting learning productivity, to the tune of $134 million and 11% time waste.

The solution to content overload is the art and science of content curation. Curation powers learning in a variety of ways that can help you and your learners make sense of the plethora of resources and reduce barriers to forming an effective daily learning habit.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning

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