InSync Training

Video - Schoolhouse Rock and Blended Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 16, 2018 1:43:40 PM


SchoolHouseRock_Graphic-1Do you remember the first time you experienced a non-traditional approach to learning? For most of us, we didn’t learn important life-lessons inside a classroom. For Jennifer Hofmann, classic Saturday morning programming introduced her to self-paced learning, and the rest, as they say, was history.

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Topics: Blended learning, Podcasts and Videos, Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Video - Exploring Blended Learning Course Maps

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 21, 2018 2:43:08 PM

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Blended learning’s flexible, adaptable design possibilities make it an excellent option for corporate learning. Learners have the opportunity to engage with resources in all their moments of learning need, and instructional designers have the ability to address each learning objective authentically.

Comprehensive programs quickly become complex. How do we expect learners to navigate the experience thoughtfully and completely? We have to provide them with a map – a course map!

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Topics: Blended learning, Podcasts and Videos, Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Instructional Design, Course Maps

Whitepaper - Game-Based Learning and Gamification: Guidance from the Experts

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 27, 2017 12:52:33 PM

The notion might defy standard logic, but having fun while learning is a good thing. It's evidence-based: enjoyment heightens engagement and retention - an excellent reason to include gameplay in our blended learning campaigns.  

Game-based learning and gamification must be thoughtfully designed, drawing on the psychology of play and its usefulness as a learning strategy. InSync Training tapped into the expertise of fourteen experts for advice and guidance on game-based learning and gamification. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Blended learning, Whitepapers and eBooks, Gamification, Game-Based Learning

Whitepaper - Enabling Virtual and Blended Learning: A Case Study

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 15, 2017 2:13:09 AM

SAP_CaseStudy_Cover.jpgFor three years now, InSync Training and SAP have partnered on virtual live learning design and delivery, making virtual learning an integral part of the blended learning programs at SAP. During this partnership, a focused strategy was designed, intensified over time, and implemented to transform SAP’s traditional learning approach, expanding it into a modern, engaging, virtual and blended learning strategy.



Based on comprehensive needs analysis using a Design Thinking approach, SAP and InSync Training determined that with a structured and purposeful strategy, common blended and virtual learning challenges would be managed and mitigated.

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Topics: Blended learning, Whitepapers and eBooks, Case Study

Recording - Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning: How Do We Become the "Google" of Learning?

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 15, 2017 6:56:30 PM

March 14, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann


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, Recordings, Perpetual Learning

Recording - Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction With Blended Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 28, 2017 8:27:38 PM

February 28, 2017

Instructor: Martyn Lewis


In this session Martyn Lewis (Founder 3GS) will contend that training has been heading in the wrong direction for 200 years and that we now have the chance to reverse this trend by embracing blended and continuous training approaches. Thanks to technology, we can now re-architect and redesign training for how people actually work and live their lives in today’s world. However, this requires us to let go of old standards and embrace new approaches.

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Topics: Blended learning, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Recording - Putting the Love Back Into Your Blended Learning Instructional Design

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 14, 2017 5:41:11 PM

February 14, 2017

Instructor: Phylise Banner


The work we do as instructional designers is constantly shifting. We need to continuously evolve and adapt, as innovations drive change in the way that content can be delivered and consumed, learning environments can be designed and developed, and new modes of learning can be assessed. Although the shift can be chaotic at times, one thing remains at the core of our work -- LOVE.

Yes, you read correctly, LOVE.

L: Listening
O: Orienting
V: Visualizing
E: Evaluating

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Topics: Blended learning, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Recording - Enabling Virtual and Blended Learning Success: An SAP Case Study

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 22, 2016 5:32:08 PM

June 21, 2016

Instructors: Jennifer Hofmann and Malte Bong-Schmidt


Is your virtual classroom viewed as just a cost-cutting measure? Prior to 2013, the SAP sales organization utilized virtual and blended learning, but without an integrated strategy. Learn how in 2013 they introduced GCO University Virtual Live Classroom program, serving over 15,000 sales and sales-related employees globally and changed from a perception of "yet another online training program" to a core value in learning plans with an integrated approached and consistent, quality instructional design.

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Topics: Blended learning, Virtual Classroom, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Video - Blended Leadership Program

Posted by InSync Training on May 7, 2016 2:16:02 PM

52313506_s.jpgInSync Training believes in the power of blended learning. In blended programs, performance objectives are matched to the most appropriate medium to ensure that participants learn -- at least in part -- through facilitator-led delivery of content with some element of participant control over where, when, pace or path in the overall program sequence.

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Topics: Blended learning, Podcasts and Videos

Podcast - ELC 025: Insights for Designing Blended Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 8, 2015 2:39:00 PM

PaintbrushesToday's learning environment is wide open. We can choose from a multitude of technologies, modalities and techniques. But what's the best way to design in this new environment? In this podcast, Connie Malamed from the eLearning Coach chats with Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, who offers lots of tips and insights for designing blended learning.

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Topics: Blended learning, Recordings