InSync Training

Whitepaper - Behind the Scenes: Ensuring Flawless Virtual Experiences

Posted by InSync Training on Oct 11, 2018 8:45:09 PM


Flawless virtual events don’t just happen – they take careful planning, preparation and practice.

And because the modern classroom has evolved, we as practitioners no longer design, facilitate, and manage stand-alone events.

Everything we do has become part of a learning experience.

In this whitepaper, written by Jennifer Hofmann, we will explore what goes into making virtual learning experiences flawless and well-received by our audiences time after time.

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Topics: Whitepapers and eBooks

Report - Blended Learning in Practice

Posted by InSync Training on May 28, 2018 3:12:35 PM

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Jennifer Hofmann recently collaborated with eLearning Guild to research how modern instructional design approaches have evolved to engage modern learners and what implementation processes work best when introducing these new blended programs.

This research paper addresses the questions of benefits and risks of blended learning programs and what implementation processes result in successful blended learning programs. 

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Topics: Whitepapers and eBooks, Modern Blended Learning

eBook - Sorting Through the EdTech Toolbox

Posted by Phylise Banner on Dec 11, 2017 1:41:45 PM


We keep saying that technology is just a tool, but what do we really mean? I have a full toolbox out in the garage, but I have to admit that I’ve used a shoe to hammer a nail into the wall on more than one occasion.

Are we using the right tools to design, develop, deliver, facilitate, produce, and curate learning? Or, are we using our shoes, staplers, or anything sturdy enough that we have on hand to get the job done?

In the end, does it really matter?

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Topics: EdTech, Whitepapers and eBooks

Whitepaper - An Introduction to InSync Training's Perpetual Learning Design Model

Posted by InSync Training on Dec 7, 2017 11:42:48 AM


 Today’s modern learning landscape calls for modern blended learning design. We aren’t designing courses anymore, we are designing experiences that support the learner in all their formal and informal moments of learning need.

This means modern design is about more than learning objectives. We need to think about where our learners are going to be when they are accessing content, what they are doing when they are accessing that content, and what level of expertise they need in that moment. 

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Topics: Whitepapers and eBooks, Perpetual Learning

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 - State of Learning and Development 2017

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 15, 2017 2:31:44 AM

MimeoInSyncStateofL&D_2017_Final Ebook-1.jpgWe’re experiencing a period of evolution in learning right now. Thanks to the digital revolution, our organizations, our learners, and our jobs have changed dramatically. Confusingly, though, classrooms remain strikingly similar to those we learned in over 20 years ago. We know traditional approaches like multi-day workshops don’t build skills efficiently. But our organizations change slowly, and prefer to operate in ways that worked in the past.

Before we can make a plan and move forward, we first need to understand the current state of learning and development. Mimeo and InSync Training joined forces to find answers.

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Topics: Whitepapers and eBooks, Learning and Development

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

eBook - The State of Learning and Development in 2016

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 26, 2016 2:54:56 PM

How do L&D professionals adapt to a rapidly, and constantly changing, learning landscape? The first step is to understand the environment we're working in.

In partnership with Mimeo, we surveyed over 400 learning professionals via multiple choice and open-ended questions on a number of topics, including their own experiences in the industry, and emerging trends. We reviewed, compiled, and synthesized this information in our new eBook, The State of Learning and Development in 2016.  

We learned that the industry is at a crossroads, with teams who are both comfortable with technology, and under-resourced. For example, "The average L&D professional fulfills three different roles every day," but, "Only 9% of L&D teams don't use any learning technology."

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Topics: Whitepapers and eBooks, Learning and Development

Whitepaper - The Mobile Virtual Classroom

Posted by InSync Training on Feb 2, 2015 4:23:00 PM

It seems like everyone is talking about mobile learning, or mLearning, these days. And it's no surprise, tablets and smart phones are everywhere! So how does mLearning relate to the live virtual classroom?

In this brave new world of mobile technologies and the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), we are facing similar challenges to those we faced when virtual classrooms were first introduced. In the rush to deploy content quickly and make it accessible from wherever the learners are, we aren't giving enough thought to what exactly should be taught and how

This whitepaper will help you explore what designers, facilitators and managers need to know to be successful in the mobile virtual classroom

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Topics: Virtual Classroom, Mobile Virtual Classroom, Whitepapers and eBooks

Whitepaper - The Pedagogy of Learning Design

Posted by InSync Training on Nov 5, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The term pedagogy is often loosely defined as the art or science of teaching. Derived from French and Latin adaptations of a Greek term, the word denotes the ancient Greek tradition of having a slave who would lead his master’s child to a place of learning -- literally “leading the learner to learn.”

Leading learners to learn is the art and science we embrace as professionals in the field of e-learning. This white paper reveals the craft that lies at the intersection of that art and science, merging learning theories with applied effective practices in support of quality e-learning experience design -- the craft that enables us to lead our learners to learn.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Whitepapers and eBooks