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.

It's All in the Game: Considerations for Designing Effective, Engaging Instructional Games

Games have been a hot topic in education and industry since the early 2000s, with more organizations seeking to apply games as a way to motivate and …

Game Development

Gamification And Game-Based Learning: Two Different Things

<b>The Differences Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning</b><p>Gamification strategies are increasingly getting attention and investment in eLearning. …

Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

<b>Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: How To Integrate Them Into Your eLearning Course Design</b><p>Both gamification and game-based eLearning can offer …

Learning

The Modern Learner

Put quite simply, <b>the modern learner is any corporate employee today</b>. The modern learner’s attributes, expectations, and demands have shifted from …

Learning

Engaged Learning in the Information Age

The world is flooded with information but starving for wisdom. Wisdom separates an organization that thrives from one that merely survives.

Learning

Want to be Great at Something? You Need to Embrace Failure

We’ve all heard the stories of great people who failed before they succeeded. Michael Jordan got cut from his high school basketball team, J.K. …

Self-improvement

If training is the solution, what is the problem?

<i>By:</i> Ger Driesen <br>Learning Innovation Leader – aNewSpring<p>People who are good at their job usually have one thing in common: They have passion for the …

Learning

Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning

<b>Today’s successful workplaces are fast moving, global and digital. Learning innovation, done well, delivers results that can support sustainable,</b> …

Learning

Designing Blended Learning [GUIDE] | Resources

<i>*Updated - April 2016</i><p>Blended learning is back - well, it never went away. But what is blended learning today? With the emergence of new forms for …

Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

A lot has changed in the past 200 years. That might seem like a long time, but the truth is, the rate of technological and societal transformation …

Why Fun in Learning is Important

The idea of fun in learning can be a hard one to grasp. Do you remember the last time you sat down just to learn something new or improve your skills …

Learning

10 Ways To Find Out Who Your Learners Really Are

How To Find Out Who Your Learners Really Are<p>In the past, the door of the Learning and Development department might have been firmly closed and …

eLearning

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Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning

By ELLEN BURNS-JOHNSON, Instructional Designer / @ELLENBJOHNSON L ast week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting …

Microlearning: Strategy, Examples & Applications

<b>What is Microlearning?</b><p>Microlearning (also spelled ‘micro learning’) is a teaching style that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive …

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 …

Netflix

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 …

Mixed 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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Education

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 …

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 …

Learning

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