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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

Recording - The Accidental Instructional Designer: Better eLearning Design

Posted by InSync Training on Jun 5, 2018 4:11:44 PM

June 5, 2018

Instructor: Cammy Bean 

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Chances are, you didn’t dream of being an instructional designer when you grew up. But here you are, quite by accident. So why not become a more intentional practitioner?

Cammy shows you four key areas to focus on to become a well-rounded eLearning designer. You’ll learn how to identify your sweet spot as an instructional designer, learn tips and strategies for better eLearning design, and take your practice to the next level — on purpose.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtually There, Recordings, eLearning

Recording - Blended Learning: What Works!

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 18, 2018 2:55:41 PM

January 16, 2018

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann 

Has your organization made blended learning a priority? Are you confused about what blended learning is, and how it can affect learning results? Perhaps you’ve seen many blended learning programs fail and want to make sure your initiative is successful.

If you are involved with blended learning design in any way - or want to be - you need tools, resources, and a blueprint to move forward.

To ensure the success of modern blends, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation to manage the change from more traditional models.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtually There, Recordings, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Recording - The Future of Instructional Design: Blended Learning Campaigns

Posted by InSync Training on Jan 3, 2018 1:39:43 PM

December 4, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann 

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Modern learners are demanding a new approach to blended learning design—an approach that supports formal learning while allowing them to create their own personal learning paths. Instead of creating courses, successful talent development teams will create learning hubs populated with blended learning campaigns.

Blended learning campaigns support learner experiences through time-released lessons supported by cohesive content and live events. The best part? Blended learning campaign content isn’t single use: resources continue to be relevant to learners and their ongoing skill building after the formal campaign ends, during every moment of learning need.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Recordings, Blended Learning Campaigns, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Recording - Blended Learning: A Five Dimensional Puzzle – Technology, Design, People, Place, and Time

Posted by InSync Training on Dec 5, 2017 4:49:08 PM

December 5, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann 

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Modern blended learning includes five elements: technology, design, people, place, and time. Learning happens perpetually. Our instructional designs, and the technology we use to deploy them, must support this reality.

Blended learning design involves a much more complex equation than the one we used for traditional face-to-face (or even online) training solutions. We now must integrate learners, content, instructional teams, and technology into every piece of the learning process. To complicate things further, our learners embark on personal learning pathways, engaging with the parts of the design they need to meet their goals.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtually There, Recordings, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Recording - You May Not Be Walt Disney, But You Can Draw and Animate

Posted by InSync Training on Nov 20, 2017 2:44:16 PM

November 14, 2017

Instructors: Enzo Silva and Kate Tronvig 

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All you need is a story, and you’re ready to create simple yet effective visuals and animations without knowing how to draw or animate. Yes, it’s that simple. Just use automatic drawing tools, Canva, and GoAnimate!

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtually There, Recordings

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

Recording - It's in the Game: Merging Contemporary Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 21, 2016 2:44:32 PM

July 19, 2016

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Slota

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This interactive presentation will have participants discuss the current and future role of games in classroom and corporate education, review the instructional game design process, and deconstruct various learning games currently in use across the United States. These activities will bridge what we know about the act of play with contemporary , research-driven perspectives on digital storytelling, gaming as a pedagogical approach, and the nuts and bolts of implementing educational game designs as the basis for teaching/training. Participants who complete the workshop will: 1) be positioned to utilize games in their respective instructional environments; and 2) will be able to design basic-level instructional games of their own.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom, InSync BYTE Recording, Gamification, Recordings

Recording - Crash Course in Visual Design

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 13, 2016 2:18:19 PM

July 12, 2016

Instructor: Connie Malamed

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Did you know that the visual design of eLearning, slides, and other instructional materials has a big impact on learner success? Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist retention.

In this session, you will learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs. You’ll look into ways that you can apply each principle for maximum success. The goal is to quickly increase your visual design skills as much as possible in one hour.

You'll be surprised at how much you can improve. You don’t need to draw well to improve your visual design skills; you need to learn the foundation principles and apply them.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Classroom, InSync BYTE Recording, Recordings

Infographic - Engaging Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull

Posted by InSync Training on May 11, 2016 1:14:27 PM

12042017 engaging modern learners infographic thumbnail.pngParticipant motivation, attitude and active participation don't equal learner engagement in today's classroom. Instead, engagement depends on an emotional, intellectual and environmental response to the training. 

How can you ensure that your instructional designs illicit these responses? Use Push/Pull training!

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Design, Engagement, Modern Learning, Infographics and Tools