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

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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

Recording - Is Your Organization Ready for Modern Learning? Transform Your Learning Culture for Today's Environment

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 21, 2018 12:20:21 PM

March 20, 2018

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann 


Today’s business environment requires learning content to be accessed globally and on demand. Learners are often virtual and on the go. And, they expect immediate answers and opportunities in every moment of learning need.

Unfortunately, many organizations are holding on to an outdated learning culture that values traditional training methods over modern instructional strategies and techniques.

Modern learning professionals need to lead the transformation, not only in instructional design and technologies, but in learning culture.

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Topics: Virtually There, Modern Learning, Recordings, Modern Learning Culture

Recording - 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 20, 2018 3:31:50 PM

February 20, 2018

Instructor: Treion Muller 


Have you ever wondered why the L&D industry in general still treats our technologically savvy learners, who are also active modern consumers of information, like they lived twenty years ago?

If we search for answers to our questions immediately in our personal lives, why are we forced to seek for professional work answers by signing up for a two-day training a month from now? If we have a work-related problem we need to solve now, why do we have to sit through an hour-long webinar or self-paced course to try find something that will address our unique issue?

In this session, we’ll discuss these questions and more, including what we can do differently to provide learning experiences that our learners want and that actually change behavior.

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Topics: Virtually There, Modern Learning, Recordings, Learning and Development

Infographic - 7 Consumer Realities That the Learning Industry Can No Longer Ignore

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 20, 2018 3:06:15 PM

Taking into account our intended audience—the solution or skill set they are seeking, their real work environment, their learning opportunities—what will they consume? Not what do we think they should consume, but what will they in actuality do?

This infographic will help you be more aware of the consumer’s desires and work to find innovative ways to bridge the gap between current state and ideal state. Today, the consumer, and not content, is king. So, take a good long look at how you are conducting training today, and start finding new ways to meet the needs of your king moving forward.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Infographics and Tools, business of learning

Infographic - Modern Learning Instructional Design: Strategies, Techniques, Tech

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 19, 2018 12:48:38 PM


Instructional design for modern blended learning must be rigorously applied to anticipate the correct moments of learning need and embed content into the flow of work.

This infographic will help you select the appropriate design strategy, implement that strategy, and deploy that technique with the best fit instructional technology.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Infographics and Tools, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Recording - Customer Hero Story: The Story That Sells

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 7, 2018 3:26:18 PM

February 6, 2018

Instructor: Christine Miles 


Are you leveraging your current customer’s success to gain future business?

How do you overcome objections, and gain business insight so your customers can see how you can change their business with your products or services?  The latest research on how people buy and make decisions (Behavioral Economics), combined with our communication framework, is a game changing approach. Understanding customer’s biases and how to tell a customer hero story with real business results will help fast-track your customers to believing and buying. We will help you use your current customer’s stories to paint a picture for your potential customers/prospects. Let the story sell for you.

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Topics: Virtually There, Modern Learning, Recordings

Podcast - The Future of Learning: A Conversation With Jennifer Hofmann

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 4, 2018 2:46:48 PM

New year, new vision!

Training and Development is facing a fantastic future, thanks to the globalization, socialization, and mobilization of modern learners. Add to this ever-evolving EdTech and the growing expectations on training to improve performance, and it's a recipe for a complex and complicated landscape.

Taking all this into consideration, many of us find ourselves asking, "How do we prepare for this new reality?"

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos, Modern Learning, Modern Learners

Infographic - 5 Key Moments of Learner Need

Posted by InSync Training on Dec 7, 2017 12:32:59 PM


The "Five Moments of Need" model by Bob Mosher and Conrad Gotffredson identifies 5 key moments a learner will need additional information after the "official" training is over.

Training designed to incorporate this model will open the door to results you can measure. This infographic will help you to design and deliver just in time training that sticks. 

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Topics: Modern Learning, Infographics and Tools

Recording - Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design

Posted by InSync Training on May 25, 2017 1:38:23 AM

May 23, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Slota


This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

We will focus on design elements that are broadly useful across content areas and contexts with emphasis on the following:

  • How and why people play games.
  • Differences between games and simulations as well as fun and engagement.
  • The function of rulesets and how they bound play-game-designer interaction.
  • Models for design and development.

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Topics: InSync BYTE Recording, Modern Learning, Gamification, Recordings

Infographic - Learner Attention Is up for Grabs

Posted by InSync Training on May 9, 2017 11:48:06 AM


How do you capture your audience’s attention when so many factors provide distractions?

Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mark Harter answered this question and provided pro-tips accumulated from years of practical experience.

When faced with limited time and a myriad of distractions, we need a purposeful approach for designing and marketing engaging learning experiences.

This infographic, based on Mark Harter's BYTE session, Grabbing Learner Attention, can help you to understand how to capture your audience's attention, even in the midst of a myriad of distractions.

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Topics: Engagement, Modern Learning