InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann, and guest bloggers from throughout the training industry, author Getting InSync, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

Fundamentals of Modern Instructional Design

Posted by Katelind Hays

Jun 13, 2017 2:22:44 PM

Training Magazine Network Recap

56888291_s.jpgTraining has a great track record of successfully teaching learners during formal events, but our programs often don’t address informal learning. And we know learners build critical skills during unstructured, non-facilitated events, like Googling a term or asking Holly in HR for guidance.

How does Learning & Development get better at the thing we’ve traditionally been bad at? Jennifer Hofmann, graciously hosted by Training Magazing Network, shared an answer with fellow practitioners recently.

Modern blended learning, Jennifer believes, should be the new training norm. Nothing we design stands alone anymore, and no moment of learning need goes unaddressed. Every resource, live event, and social collaborative opportunity exists in support of each other and our learners.

This blog recaps key elements of Jennifer’s session, The Right Stuff: A Model for Modern Blended Learning That’s out of This World. To review all wisdom shared, watch the full replay here

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Topics: Instructional Design, Modern Blended Learning

8 Guidelines for Designing Microlearning Resources

Posted by Katelind Hays

Apr 13, 2017 12:29:35 PM

55243589_s.jpgWhat’s the deal with microlearning? Neuroscientists boast about the importance and value of this bite-sized approach. More and more instructional designers purposefully break larger programs into smaller, more concise events and resources.

Today, we’ll cover the basics of microlearning and an instructional design approach for creating these content pieces – both highlights from Carla Torgerson’s excellent recent InSync BYTE session, Embracing Microlearning in Your Learning Ecosystem.

Watch the entire BYTE replay here for Carla’s expert advice for creating microlearning programs and common use cases to clarify when and how to use these resources.

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Topics: BYTE, Microlearning, Instructional Design

A Lesson in Learning Design from A Vegas Snapchat Story

Posted by Mark Harter

Apr 11, 2017 2:06:04 PM

28421450_s.jpgI recently spent two days in Las Vegas.  It was a fun trip with my wife. We flew in on a Friday and were home by Monday morning.  The story in between is for another time, but I learned something very interesting in my two days there.

I used Snapchat to capture all the memories of our trip.  I grabbed shots of us at dinner. I took a video of us dancing.  And, of course the countless selfies proclaiming, “I’m in Vegas, and you are not!” Upon sharing with friends and family, I was intrigued by their reactions to my Vegas Snapchat “story.”  They were so engaged! With just a few taps of my finger I put together a short story that was interesting, inviting, alluring, creative, beautiful, educational (ok, maybe not in Vegas)…you name it. 

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Topics: Modern Learning, BYTE, Instructional Design

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