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Video - 3 Components of Blended Learning Instructional Design

Posted by InSync Training on Apr 22, 2020 4:20:05 PM
blended learning instructional design process

By nature, blended learning involves a more complicated instructional design process than creating stand-alone training content. 

InSync's experts recommend matching each learning objective in a blend to the most authentic instructional design treatment available. In this case, authenticity often refers to design choices that reflect how learners will apply information back on the job. 

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Instructional Design

Video - How Can We Think Bigger as Instructional Designers?

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 3, 2019 1:18:38 PM

Ready to design more effective, engaging blended learning? You need Perpetual Learning Design, an approach that combines activities, resources, and lessons into a personal learning pathway.

We're not just designing courses anymore. We're designing experiences that support learners all of their formal and informal moments of learning need. This means recognizing that each learner has a unique path to follow and supporting them along the journey every step of the way. That's what InSync's Perpetual Learning Design Model is all about.

This modern approach to blended learning design meets the needs of learners no matter what their learning environment.

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Instructional Design

Video - Expert Tips: How to Create Learning Videos

Posted by InSync Training on Apr 17, 2019 11:57:07 AM

Learning videos have become an important part of the blended learning mix. If you're new to video, creating one might seem daunting.

So what is the best way to shoot videos for your modern blended learning program?

Phyllis Banner, learning experience architect, shares her proven tips and tricks in this informative video. 

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Instructional Design, Learning Videos

Video - Donna Designer Explores Gamification and Game-Based Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Gamification and Game-Based Learning

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 & Game-Based Learning, Instructional Design

Video - Storyboarding: An Instructional Designer's Secret Weapon

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM
eLearning Storyboarding Tips

eLearning has been part of most instructional designer's toolkits for a while now.

Instructional designers have been using tools like GoAnimate and Camtasia to produce exceptional elearning modules quickly and easily. 

However, using these technical tools isn't always as easy as they sound and just having access to them doesn't mean the creation process is always easy.

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Instructional Design, eLearning, Storytelling & Storyboarding

Video - Donna Designer Shows How to Hone Your Modern Learning Design Superpowers

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Hone Your Instructional Design Skills

Impacting individual learners' personal learning paths is one of our most important goals as instructional designers. 

We are tasked with using a multi-layered approach to create effective, engaging training programs. This process involves asking a variety of important questions, including:

  • How do we ensure our training has an impact during both formal and informal moments of learning need?
  • What is an instructional strategy?
  • How are our designs influenced by EdTech?
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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Modern Learning, Instructional Design, Professional Development

Infographic - 12 Ways to Design Better eLearning

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 5, 2018 4:29:23 PM
eLearning Instructional Design Tips Infographic

eLearning has become commonplace in corporate training. It offers an adaptable way to teach a variety of technical and soft skills. 

But how can we make sure we are designing our eLearning modules for maximum impact? 

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Topics: Infographics and Tools, Instructional Design, eLearning

Recording - The Future of Instructional Design: Blended Learning Campaigns

Posted by InSync Training on Sep 22, 2017 2:25:23 PM

September 20, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann


Modern learning requires modern instructional design. In the past, we designed stand-alone training events. To move into the future, our approach must evolve to address all possible moments of learning need. What’s the solution? Blended learning campaigns instead of courses.

The transition may require a thoughtful approach, but it’s not rocket science! By building on proven design methodologies and considering the needs of our modern learners, we can make the jump into the future.

Blended learning campaigns connect the dots between reusable content, allowing learners to create and follow their personal learning pathways, and turn to us as trusted advisers in their moments of learning need. Effective instructional design matches each learning objective to an appropriate instructional technique, implemented with the right strategy, and deployed using technology.

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Topics: Virtually There, Recordings, Instructional Design, Blended Learning Campaigns, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Recording - Bozarthzone! Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 24, 2017 6:05:28 PM

August 24, 2017

Instructor: Jane Bozarth


Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth").

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Topics: BozarthZone! Recording, Recordings, Instructional Design

Recording - The Right Learning Stuff: Are You Designing Courses or Learning Experiences?

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 16, 2017 12:44:59 PM

June 13, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann


The modern learning landscape calls for modern blended learning design. We aren’t designing COURSES, we are designing EXPERIENCES that support the learner in all of their moments of learning need – not just when learning something new.

It doesn’t have to be rocket science! It takes a new approach to design; an approach that builds on fundamental instructional design approaches and takes the needs of modern learners and modern organizations into account.

Blended Learning Campaigns are designed to support the learner experience by delivering time-released lessons that are supported by activities and resources that continue to be relevant after the formal campaign is over. The campaign design considers appropriate instructional strategies, techniques, and technologies to identify the best approach to a learning objective.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings, Instructional Design, Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Campaigns