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A Lesson in Learning Design from A Vegas Snapchat Story

Posted by Mark Harter on 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

Become the Google of Learning in 6 Steps

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 28, 2017 2:42:04 PM

BYTE Session Recap

Modern Learning Professional DevelopmentAs we start to build our relationship with our learners, we want to ensure they turn to us and our resources when they encounter a challenge or have a question on the job. How do we do that?

In her recent InSync BYTE series event, Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning - How Do We Become the "Google" of Learning?, Jennifer Hofmann answers this exact question. This blog details her proven six step approach.

Watch Jennifer’s entire session for insight into the reality of learning today, complex content in the age of internet search, and creating learning campaigns. To watch the recording, click here

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Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Learning Culture, Content Curation

7 Keys to Modern Blended Learning Success

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 23, 2017 1:05:00 PM

BYTE Session Recap

Modern Blended Learning Blended TrainingOver the past 200 years, training has been moving in the wrong direction. Our approach to training and education no longer supports how learners work. Guest BYTE speaker Martyn Lewis explored a modern solution to an old-school problem.

Read more for Martyn’s definition of our learning struggles, how to get started with blended training, and the seven keys to a successful learning and development approach.

Watch Martyn’s BYTE recording for a discussion of learning through the ages, moving away from the physical classroom, the 7C approach to blended learning and a case study. Click here for the recording.

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Topics: Blended learning, Modern Learning, BYTE, Instructional Design, Blended Learning Hub

Partner With Your Learners

Posted by Julie Dirksen on Mar 6, 2017 2:05:00 PM

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Partner with Modern LearnersGood interactive learning environments with individualized feedback can often be cost-prohibitive. It might be too expensive to integrate real interactivity into a blended learning program, or to develop good case studies, or to provide individualized and specific feedback for each learner. 

It turns out, however, you often have a highly intelligent, adaptive resource at your disposal – your own modern learners. With some thoughtful planning, you can incorporate learners' experiences and knowledge into your modern blended learning program. 

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Topics: Modern Learning, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

The Modern Learning Makerspace

Posted by Phylise Banner on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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The Art of Praxis

Modern Learning Makerspace I have been seeing the word “praxis” a lot these days, associated with a few different definitions. To me, the essence of the word, is application – the application of theory to practice. Definitions include examples of practice, and application of knowledge or skills. And, the word is said to have derived from the Greek word for “doing”.  

Applying theory, knowledge, or skills to practice is what we all aim to do, as modern blended learning practitioners. We use what we consider, know, and know how to do, to make learning happen.

I love making learning happen. I love the creative process just as much as the assembly process. I love creating and making learning come together.

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Topics: Modern Learning, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Follow The Learners: Identifying the Moments of Learning Need

Posted by Phylise Banner on Jan 23, 2017 12:05:00 PM

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According to Bersin by Deliotte, the modern learner is overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. Sound familiar? And, on the up side, the modern learner is untethered, accessing information on-dMoments of Learning Need Modern Learners emand, collaborative, and empowered. 

These new ways that we access information, contribute content, interact, communicate, collaborate, and create new knowledge is made possible by new technologies and innovations in old ones.

The modern learner embodies this change and possibility, gives us the opportunity to shake up the way we’ve been doing the same old thing, and breathe new breath into the way we serve our learners in their moments of learning need.

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Topics: Engagement, Modern Learning, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Hacking the Forgetting Curve

Posted by Oded Ilan on Jan 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We're excited to have Oded Ilan, Chief Marketing Officer of Iridize, join our Guest BYTE speaker list on January 31. In support of his upcoming live learning event, "Overcoming the Forgetting Curve: New Content Creation Paradigms," Oded shares an important introduction to the forgetting curve and it's impact on training. The Forgetting Curve Neuroscience in Learning

It would be an understatement to say that the training industry is brimming with new training technologies and tools. It took a while, but the technical communication arena has become one of the most vibrant, technology-adept and innovation-thirsty places to be.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Instructional Design

9 Terms That Create the Language of Modern Blended Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 16, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Access Complete Modern Blended Learning Blog Series and Subscribe The time has finally come to take the ‘e’ out of eLearning. (Pause for applause...)Language of Modern Blended Learning

Words matter -- especially when trying to communicate new ideas and teach new concepts. Terms like microlearning, virtual classrooms, and mobile learning no longer resonate with our learners.

In this modern learning landscape, the old training language just doesn’t work anymore. Terms like ‘eLearning’ and ‘webinar’ just don’t represent what the modern instructional designer, or Learning Experience Architect, is trying to accomplish.

Their goal is to integrate content, exercises, and assessment, into a seamless curriculum, regardless of what delivery technologies or instructional pedagogies are used.

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Topics: Blended learning, Modern Learning, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

The Learning Experience Architect: A New Role for Modern Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 3, 2017 2:42:00 PM

58294125_s.jpgHow are you handling all of the changes in the new Learning and Development landscape?

If you’re like me, you’re realizing that having a narrow professional focus isn’t an option anymore. Instead, you’re broadening your approach in order to stay current.

The Modern Classroom

Thanks to the introduction of new methodologies and technologies to our toolkits, the time for specialization has passed. Today, everything in learning is blended. Experiences aren’t standalone anymore. Formal learning now includes in-person events that have supportive eLearning modules and virtual classroom training sessions. And don’t forget: these blended learning experiences also include informal learning.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Learning Culture

2017: The Year of Blended Learning, Emerging EdTech, & Modern Design

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Welcome to 2017, the year when it all comes together. Learning technologies (EdTech), communities of practice, lifelong learning, and the myriad other great concepts we’ve been hearing about for the last two decades. This is the year learning professionals have a common New Year’s Resolution for 2017: we are going to provide the best content to our learners, using the best technology, and ensure that it is delivered to the right place at the right time.  Modern blended learning is the future of training

Of course, to meet this resolution, we need to be learners first. There are so many resources available to us, and it’s difficult to figure out where to start. It’s even more difficult to narrow down the topics we should focus on. 

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Topics: Blended learning, Virtual Classroom, Modern Learning, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs