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No Budget for Learning Videos? No Problem!

Posted by Katelind Hays on Apr 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Using videos in your learning programs When you need to learn how to do something, where do you go for information?

I thought about this question recently when I faced a pretty standard homeownership quandary: spring recently sprung, but my front yard needed some improvement in the lush greenery department. I turned to YouTube first to find a step-by-step process for increasing the curb appeal of my house. I knew by doing research there, I’d find a quick, easy, repeatable answer to my current problem.

I’m not alone, either! Most of us turn to quick, informative videos in our daily lives when stuck on a task or project, or when curiosity strikes.

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Topics: Podcasts and Videos

Storyboarding: An Instructional Designer’s Secret Weapon

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jan 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM

instructional design storyboarding eLearning has been a viable training option for a while now. Thanks to tools like GoAnimate and Camtasia, instructional designers can quickly and easily produce a high-quality learning product. But just because we have access to technical tools, that doesn’t automatically result in a seamless creation process.

As expert Jennifer Hofmann points out:

Instructional design is still relevant to blended learning. It’s evolving, and it’s mission-critical.”

As a helpful component in many blends, we need to thoughtfully plan out our eLearning modules and connect them to defined learning objectives.

But how?

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

Virtual Classroom Facilitator Competencies: Day to Day Ownership

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 11, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Own_itOnce a virtual facilitator possesses the macro-level skills required to create an impactful virtual classroom learning experience, they must then own the role every day. In this video, Jennifer Hofmann explains at a high-level the additional task-based competencies of the virtual facilitator.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Facilitation, Podcasts and Videos

InSync Training's 5 Critical Ways to Enable Virtual Learners

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 23, 2015 1:39:07 PM

Enable virtual learners through engagementEven with the increased availability and affordability of online training programs, participants don't seem to be particularly engaged in virtual learning. Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, believes the design of online programs is to blame.

Virtual classrooms require special consideration to ensure that learners can not only participate in the process, but also engage in the learning. Part of the responsibility of virtual learning designers and facilitators is to literally teach learners how to learn online. Simply assuming learners will easily translate their existing process for learning in the traditional face-to-face classroom is not enough. 

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Virtual Learners, Podcasts and Videos, Learner Engagement

Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Resource Bundle

Posted by InSync Training on Jul 2, 2015 6:44:39 AM

Establishing yourself as an effective instructional designer or facilitator requires that you are knowledgeable, effective, and dynamic in the virtual and blended classroom. Unfortunately, while navigating new and emerging technologies, focusing on learning needs can sometimes fall to the wayside. Even understanding what participants need in order to successfully complete an online learning initiative can prove to be challenging. And, as we all know, if you can't engage your learners, your learning initiative will likely fail.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design, Design, Virtually There, Podcasts and Videos, Learner Engagement, Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Series