Virtually There

By InSyncJennifer | It’s hard to keep track of all of the resources informing the modern classroom. We keep an eye out for trends and best practices by collecting links from magazines, industry experts, and social media and capturing them in our online magazine, Virtually There. #ModernClassroom #edtech #virtualclassroom #virtualtraining #blendedlearning Follow me @InSyncJennifer or blog.insynctraining.com.

Netflix has built a DIY personal trainer that will make you earn your binge-watching

Netflix, the tech company that enabled a generation of couch potatoes to “Netflix and chill,” has released instructions for a Netflix-themed personal trainer that connects to your streaming-video account.<p>The device, which can be made at home, connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth and uses …

Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?

We often talk to organizations that are trying to start fresh. They’ve outgrown the tried and true training approaches of yesterday and are ready for …

Learning

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

Virtual Reality

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

<b>Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b> and<b> TeachThought Staff</b><b>Purpose:</b> Improving our chance …

Learning

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Regardless of age, grade level, …

The way we learn tomorrow

<b>Your employees already learn for themselves. Make the most of the new normal, writes Todd Tauber</b><p>The near future of corporate learning is already …

Learning

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to keep technology in …

The Road to Invisible Assessment

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used …

Pedagogy

Are you holding your learners accountable?

Towards Maturity and CIPD’s recent study ‘Preparing for the Future of Learning’ made for insightful reading.<p>It found that organisations and business …

Leadership

The Learning Function Has Become Invisible

Over the past few decades the world of corporate training has radically changed. In the 1920s and 1930s, we put training in the managers’ hands. This …

Instructional Design

Will Blended Learning Fulfill its Disruptive Potential? – by Thomas Arnett

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the history of education in the United States includes a long list of ambitious programs, initiatives, and reforms …

Learning

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

This week I’m in Berlin, Germany at the OEB Conference. The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since …

Learning

Farewell Desks, Here Come the ‘Starbucks Classrooms’

While many iconic features of traditional classrooms have been sidelined over the past decade – less blackboards, more whiteboards, bulky textbooks …

Furniture

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

<i>This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection. Would love your thoughts on the ideas below.</i>People have come to loathe the term …

Professional Development

8 Tips To Create Personal Learning Paths In eLearning

How To Create Personal Learning Paths In eLearning<p><b>Personal Learning Paths</b> give online learners the opportunity to pursue their learning goals and …

Learning

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

Is there life out there? It’s a question that’s existed since humans first turned their gaze toward the night sky. It’s also the driving force behind …

Learning

How to scale personalized learning

A systemwide approach offers the best chance of reaching the most students.<p><b>The US public education system</b> is struggling to meet the needs of its …

21 top elearning communities

<b>These are the places to share knowledge, ask questions or network with your L&D peers.</b><p>Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from …

Classroom training is still relevant in L&D

Many people expected classroom training to wither away as dramatically with the advent of the web. Why on earth would you need a physical space for …

Learning

Why Learning People Wince At Talk Of "Classroom Flipping"

How to be terminally pedagogically uncool.

Learning

Applying The Moggridge Learner Framework In Online Training

How To Apply The Moggridge Learner Framework In Online Training<p>Bill Moggridge introduced his Learner Framework in 2007 [1], which consists of a …

Blending training with 70:20:10 - using the '3E Framework'

Most of us in the training & development profession will be familiar with the 70:20:10 ratio.<p>Borne out of qualitative research undertaken by the …

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on.<p>It can be easy to assume that the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future …

Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Motivation has a great impact on the learning process. While some people learn more by outside influences, others may achieve more by their personal …

Pedagogy

Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life

When middle school students describe something they did in school as "cool," "exciting," and "fun," educators who are more accustomed to hearing "Why …

Augmented Reality

Building your corporate Digital Education Experiences on Whizzy

eLearning, computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), technology-enabled learning (TBL), virtual learning environment (VLE), computer …

Learning

‘It’s Personalized, Online, and Blended’

<i>Personalized Learning. 21st Century Skills. Social Emotional Learning. Growth Mindset.</i><p>Education has a long tradition of being rife with buzzwords, …

Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning

Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and …

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” Unfortunately, Woody’s old line turns out to be a poor standard for measuring academic …

Learning