Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning – How do We Become the “Google” of Learning?

Speakers

Jenhofmann
Founder and President, InSync Training
Phylise banner
Learning Experience Designer, Curator of the InSync Blended Learning Hub
Webinar Recording Details
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  • Date and Time
    Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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Description

The term 'blended learning' isn't descriptive enough anymore. Especially when we consider that learning takes place perpetually – even when the training department isn't looking! To become more of a partner with our business, we need make sure learning opportunities and content are where and when our learners need them. If they are not, our learners will turn to search engines to find the information they need and hope for the best. 

To stay relevant, the Learning and Development field needs to think beyond the 'formal learning' box, and consider the shifting characteristics of our learners.

Perpetual learning takes into consideration that everything we do, in every waking moment, is, or can be, an opportunity to learn. Every time we read an article, click a link, or complete a task, we are learning something new or practicing/reinforcing a skill. Sometimes it is conscious, sometimes unconscious. But it is STILL LEARNING. All the time. Perpetually.

This discussion will focus on:
  • Incorporating the shifting characteristics of modern learners into learning design
  • Designing learning campaigns that ‘connect the dots’ and consider what the learners bring to the table
  • Becoming a trusted advisor to our learners by providing pathways through collaborative, perpetual learning experiences 
  • Building a relationship with learners that ensures they come to us (and the resources we provide in strategic learning hubs) first

About Jennifer Hofmann

Jennifer Hofmann, mastermind behind virtual classroom best practices and blended learning pioneer, is Founder and President of InSync Training. Her entirely virtual consulting firm specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Under Jennifer’s expert leadership, Inc. 500|5000 named InSync training the 10th Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. in 2013, the 20th Fastest Growing Education Company in 2014, and to their Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Forbes Most Powerful Women Issue, The NativeAdVantage, and Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses have all recognized her entrepreneurial drive. Jennifer has written, and contributed to, a number of well-received and highly-regarded books including: The Synchronous Trainer’s Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live Online Courses, Meetings, and Events, Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready to Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom, and Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits with Dr. Nanette Miner. In 2017, The Association for Talent Development (ATD) will release her book Blended Learning: What Works.

About Phylise Banner

Phylise Banner works closely with faculty, staff, students and IT managers to design, develop and deliver technology-based solutions across departments and disciplines. She embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies in order to best serve adult students at a distance, and to create communities of lifelong learners. She presents regularly at regional and national technology and communication conferences on the topics of information design, experience design, creative hypertext, Web 2.0 applications, instructional design, information visualization and GIS technologies. She also teaches Digital Storytelling and Information Design online for Empire State College and SUNYIT. Her current research focuses on the use of Web 2.0 applications to establish community and visual presence in the online classroom.

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