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Recording - Six Brain Science Principles That Trump Traditional Training, Teaching, and Presenting

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 19, 2019 5:00:56 PM

March 19, 2019
Instructor: Sharon Bowman

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In this exciting hands-on webinar, you’ll explore the most current “cognitive neuroscience” – twenty-first-century brain science about how humans really learn. Discover six brain-science principles that will change the ways you instruct others and that will put to rest outdated assumptions about learning. Experience a variety of instructional strategies that illustrate these brain-based concepts and that you can immediately put to use in your own training programs and presentations, whether face-to-face or online.

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Topics: Virtually There, Recordings

Infographic - Implement a Learning and Evaluation Strategy

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 13, 2019 11:54:21 AM

InSync_Eval_ImplementALearningAndEvaluationStrategy_Infographic_THUMBCreating content is only half of the learning development story. The other half is developing a plan for evaluating the learning.

This requires crafting tools used to gather feedback that informs whether learners actually learned, as well as to determine to what extent learners apply what they learned in the workplace.

An evaluation should also include on-the-job feedback as learners use newly-acquired skills

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Topics: Infographics and Tools

Podcast - The Guide to Blended Learning With ATD Author Jennifer Hofmann

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Listen as Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, talks about her new book "Blended Learning," published by ATD Press. Discover how this approach relies on traditional instructional design, supports modern learners, and addresses business needs.

Connecting the dots for learners and our businesses is what blended learning is all about. But how can we know our content provides information necessary for those learners to improve our business results?

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Modern Learning on the Air

Podcast - How to Be in Three Places at Once: Tips From Myra Travin

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Myra Travin, Educational Futurist and Learning Design Innovator, sat down with Phyllis Banner to discuss how learning and development practitioners can keep up with the speed of change in the industry.

The modern learning landscape seems to get more complicated with each passing day. How can anyone possibly keep up?

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Modern Learning on the Air

Recording - How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 5, 2019 3:45:22 PM

March 5, 2019
Instructor: Monique DeMonaco

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Join emotional intelligence expert Monique DeMonaco as she explores how to live a sane life in an insane world.

This session will showcase a variety of techniques to help you let go of what’s stopping you and allow you to gain rapid tangible results through proven tools, techniques, and strategies.

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Topics: Virtually There, Recordings

Video - Donna Designer Explores Gamification and Game-Based Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM
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Gamification and game-based learning have become commonplace in modern learning instructional design. 

The flexibility and adaptability of gamification and game-based learning has made it useful for instructional designers working on many different programs, including new hire orientation, compliance training, and technical skill building.

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Gamification, Instructional Design, Game-Based Learning

Toolkit - Engaging And Motivating Virtual Learners

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 25, 2019 12:32:00 PM

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There is so much more to the concepts of learner motivation and engagement than just keeping people in class or getting learners to class in the first place.

InSync Training has been researching how to engage and motivate virtual learners for over 20 years. And we've never been shy about sharing what we've learned.

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Topics: Infographics and Tools

Podcast - Storytelling and Microlearning Transform Training Experiences

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 20, 2019 9:01:00 AM

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Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator at GWT Next, sat down with Phyllis Banner to discuss combining storytelling and short bursts of learning to create what she terms cinematic microlearning.

Research has shown that listening to stories helps us make better connections with material and that we retain information better when we receive it via short bursts of learning (commonly called microlearning).

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Microlearning, Storytelling, Modern Learning on the Air

Video - Formal VS Informal Microlearning: What's the Difference?

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM
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Microlearning is very useful in instructional design as you can create different types to support almost any moment of learning need.  You can use microlearning to address a critical topic in a formal, in-person learning event. But you can also use microlearning to help learners teach themselves whatever they need to know at a critical moment back on the job. 

Need more proof? Watch Phylise Banner’s helpful explanation of formal versus informal microlearning. In under four minutes, you’ll discover that understanding the difference between microlearning that supports formal programs and informal learning moments can be as simple as choosing between riding your bike or hopping on a bus.

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Microlearning

Podcast - The Missing Piece of Great eLearning with Marie Hoffman

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Professional voice talent Marie Hoffman sat down with Phyllis Banner to discuss why it's so important to use professional voice talent to bring eLearning projects to life.

When designing eLearning or video elements for blended learning, usually it starts with design, the technical component, the content, etc. Rarely do we worry about adding narration. Someone in the learning department has a great voice that we can use, right?

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Podcasts and Videos, eLearning, Modern Blended Learning, Modern Learning on the Air