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Mobile Learning in the Modern Classroom

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 8, 2018 11:25:41 PM

51027595_sMobile learning’s on the rise, and for good reason.

Mobile technology, once a luxury, has become commonplace in our lives. We bank, read, socially interact, and more from a device that fits in the palm of our hand.

The Jetsons imagined a similar future, but did corporate training?

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Topics: Mobile Virtual Classroom, Mobile Learning, Modern Classroom

Join Our Team! Virtual Classroom Producers Needed

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 17, 2018 12:33:00 PM

Are you interested in a work from home opportunity? Are you computer literate and a detail-oriented person? Do you have experience supporting WebEx Training Center, Adobe Connect, or any other virtual classroom platform? InSync Training wants to learn more about you! 

Join our virtual classroom producer team

We are seeking contractors to join our dynamic Virtual Classroom 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. 

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Virtual Classroom - Production, Producer

Self-Paced Learning Campaigns: A Helpful Option

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 10, 2018 11:10:51 AM

44701994_sThe modern learning landscape presents a unique set of challenges. Never before have learners had greater access to information, a greater drive to discover answers for themselves, or a greater number of demands on their time.

Formal training no longer provides the end-all-be-all solution for our organizations. While it has an important place in the instructional design line-up, it represents just one of many options we need to include in our blends.

By better understanding our audience, identifying a training solution, and transitioning to something new and innovative, we can improve the learning experience within our organizations.

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Topics: Blended Learning Campaigns, Self-Paced Learning Campaigns

InSync Training Celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

WBE_Seal_CMYK-300x170.jpgIn honor of International Women’s Day, InSync team members shared insights about working for a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

From Jennifer Hofmann, Founder & President

Over the years, InSync has grown to have more than 75 team members. And right now, more than 65 of them are women.

We didn’t start out to build a team of mostly women, that’s the way it turned out.

It turns out, InSync especially appeals to women. They tell me that they like the flexibility of being able to create literally their own schedules. Some work during the day, some work very early morning, and some work overnight. This gives them the flexibility to take care of other things in their lives like children or parents.

It also provides the opportunity to work at home while maintaining a professional resume. The women especially appreciate the ability to identify ways to take care of everything they need in their lives.

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Engage Your Virtual Learners from the Get Go

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

22427144_s.jpgIn the live online learning environment, instructional teams often struggle to truly connect with learners. We don't have the benefit of greeting our online learners with a smile as they enter our virtual space. So how do we create an inviting, warm, inclusive learning environment? From experience, it really comes down to our tone of voice and our words.

As virtual facilitators and producers, we have to be cognizant of our tone and our words. Our words are often the only part of us that our learners experience. When preparing for a session, ask yourself, “How empathetic and open am I to really hearing what participants have to say?” “Do my learners tune out because my tone of voice seems disinterested or unyielding?” If you answered “yes” to either question, make a conscious effort to inject warmth and authenticity into your voice. It’s a small step that makes a big difference.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Engagement, Virtual Classroom - Production

Infographics as Learning tools

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 20, 2016 2:19:51 PM

BYTE session recap 

35021118_s.jpgAs we all know, visual learning aids are wildly popular. Learners respond to, and remember, colorful images related to the content being presented. Infographics in particular have gained popularity in learning programs in the past few years. Karin Rex, a nationally known facilitator specializing in soft and technical skills, recently joined our BYTE presenter ranks with her wildly popular session, Harnessing the Power of Infographics as Teaching Tools.

Referencing this BYTE content, this blog post defines infographics, highlights how they can help us learn, and the five composition elements you need to include in successful infographics for the purpose of learning. 

To review all of the examples, recommendations, and guiding principles Karin shared during her BYTE event, access the recording here.

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Topics: Trends, Modern Learning, Infographics and Tools

Using Social Collaboration for Pull Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 23, 2016 2:00:59 PM

BYTE Session Recap

13804302_s.jpgAs a follow-up to her informative session Engaging Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull, Jennifer Hofmann recently shared Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work with our BYTE session attendees. Over the course of this engaging live online event, Jennifer and participants brainstormed on how to leverage social collaborative Pull learning during the various moments of learning need. This blog will share the highlights from their collaborative efforts.

To learn more about microlearning, and a more detailed review of social collaborative tools, access Jennifer’s full BYTE session recording here.

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Topics: Collaboration, Social Learning, pull learning

Using Curation to Make Sense of Content Overload

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 9, 2016 2:59:40 PM

BYTE Session Recap

57318336_s.jpgToday’s workforce is learning in new ways, and it’s deeply impacting the way Learning and Development professionals need to approach training. Not only do we need to design effective traditional learning programs, but we also need to provide structure to the informal learning taking place on a daily basis in our organizations.

Recently, Sarah Danzl, Director of Enterprise Marketing and Communications at Degreed, provided a timely recommendation for managing this changing landscape. In her expert opinion, when done correctly, content curation can create this much-needed support to informal learning opportunities.

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Topics: Trends, Modern Learning, BYTE

Best Practices: Audio in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM

9620719_s.jpgAs we navigate designing, producing and facilitating virtual classroom and blended learning, we identify solutions to common challenges. To support the mobile, social, and modern virtual classroom, we share our findings and lessons learned with our audience to encourage the creation of training that sticks.

For example, as anyone who has taught or participated in a virtual learning environment knows, audio plays a key role in a program’s success. Audio connectivity issues can quickly derail a session, making effective planning essential. How should you encourage learners to connect to audio? As virtual learning architects, how should you think about audio in relationship to the overall learning experience?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Modern Learning

Merging Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 26, 2016 2:34:38 PM

BYTE SESSION RECAP 

52891779_s.jpgGamification and game-based training are two topics trending in learning and performance. Many organizations have yet to embrace these approaches because there’s a perception that fun doesn’t equate to real learning. In reality, though, when incorporated with traditional instructional design theory, games have huge potential for learners.

Recently, Dr. Stephen Slota, owner of The Pericles Group, joined our BYTE roster for his presentation It’s In the Game: Merging Contemporary Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design. This blog will share his views about the power of learning through storytelling, and the differences between gamification and game-based learning.

To review all the wisdom imparted during Dr. Slota’s session, view his full presentation here

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Topics: Gamification, Instructional Design