InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann, and guest bloggers from throughout the training industry, author Getting InSync, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

What's Different About Blended Learning?

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Aug 10, 2017 4:08:31 PM

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When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of instructional design, the methodology you use should not be very different when designing a stand-alone traditional classroom course, e-learning module, or a blended learning curriculum. 

The foundational models are the same. We need to analyze needs, design a learning strategy, and develop and implement content. So the framework, or the model, is not different.

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Topics: Modern Blended Learning, Blended Learning Instructional Design

3 Options for Implementing Informal Learning

Posted by Katelind Hays

Aug 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM

9342843_s.jpgPractitioners and experts alike believe that modern learning is blended learning. Gone are the days where events, job aids, or resources stand alone. Ideally, we strive to create learning ecosystems that support our learners whenever they have a moment of need, whether it’s in the classroom or back on the job.

Fundamentally, informal learning constitutes a critical part of every blend. And while many learning professionals understand its value, we’re struggling to gain support from our learners and stakeholders. Try one (or all!) of these three options to more purposefully include informal elements in your modern blended learning.

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Topics: Authentic Learning, Modern Blended Learning, Informal Learning, Community of Practice, Embedded Learning

Make Sense of Modern Learning with Course Maps

Posted by Katelind Hays

Jul 20, 2017 1:15:00 PM

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2017 July Week3 The Modern Learner Course Map_NEWS.jpgBlended learning, a once sufficient term, no longer describes the responsibility of our training programs. No live formal learning event will stand alone ever again. And tacking on additional “homework” after the lesson ends doesn’t count as blended learning. Our modern learners and organizations expect more.

How do we bring together all of the lessons, activities, and resources included in our modern learning instructional designs? More importantly, though, how do we bring these elements together in a way that clearly defines the program for our learners?

Jennifer Hofmann shared her solution during Training Magazine Network’s live online Masters Series. In the spirit of perpetual learning, this blog will detail her proven approach.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Blended Learning, Course Maps

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