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Become the Google of Learning in 6 Steps

Posted by Katelind Hays on Mar 28, 2017 2:42:04 PM

BYTE Session Recap

Modern Learning Professional DevelopmentAs we start to build our relationship with our learners, we want to ensure they turn to us and our resources when they encounter a challenge or have a question on the job. How do we do that?

In her recent InSync BYTE series event, Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning - How Do We Become the "Google" of Learning?, Jennifer Hofmann answers this exact question. This blog details her proven six step approach.

Watch Jennifer’s entire session for insight into the reality of learning today, complex content in the age of internet search, and creating learning campaigns. To watch the recording, click here

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Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Learning Culture, Content Curation

The Learning Experience Architect: A New Role for Modern Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 3, 2017 2:42:00 PM

58294125_s.jpgHow are you handling all of the changes in the new Learning and Development landscape?

If you’re like me, you’re realizing that having a narrow professional focus isn’t an option anymore. Instead, you’re broadening your approach in order to stay current.

The Modern Classroom

Thanks to the introduction of new methodologies and technologies to our toolkits, the time for specialization has passed. Today, everything in learning is blended. Experiences aren’t standalone anymore. Formal learning now includes in-person events that have supportive eLearning modules and virtual classroom training sessions. And don’t forget: these blended learning experiences also include informal learning.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Modern Learning Culture

What's the future of learning? Hint: Think Blended

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 16, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Mimeo Webinar Recap & Follow-Up

17482945_s.jpgRecently, the InSync team partnered with Mimeo to explore the current climate of corporate learning. We crafted a survey that asked questions about organization learning and the experiences of practitioners in the field. Over four hundred respondents completed the questionnaire, and their insights laid the foundation for our joint eBook, The State of Learning & Development in 2016.

Readers found the facts presented in this report both insightful and reassuring. We believed, though, that providing context and recommended application approaches for the empirical information was a critical next step. For this reason, Mimeo hosted me and their VP of Talent Development, Brad Thurber, so we could share our insights into the data we collected.

This blog answers attendee questions concerning the major trends deemed key by the study, and directs you to helpful resources that complement the survey results and webinar discussion. To get the most from this post, watch the webinar recording here and download the complimentary eBook here.

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Topics: Blended learning, Modern Learning, Gamification, Modern Learning Culture

Using Microlearning to Pull Learners to Your Content

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jun 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Training Magazine Network Session Recap 

21177809_s.jpgSeveral months ago, Jennifer Hofmann’s presentation “How to Engage Modern Learners,” explored the differences between Push training and Pull learning. Traditional training focuses on the Push – formal scheduled programs that provide planned, siloed instruction. Pull learning, on the other hand, uses a decentralized, learner-centric approach to make content readily available in a specific moment of learning need. Both Push and Pull play key roles in the modern learning culture.

Training Magazine Network’s audience found this learning event so helpful, they invited Jennifer back to present “Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work” on June 8. In this follow-up session, Jennifer discussed learner engagement in modern workplace learning, the five moments of need learners experience, and moving Pull learning from theory to practice.

This blog post shares a step-by-step approach you can use for creating microlearning Push activities, as well as an example of how to do so. To review all of the information covered in the June 8th session, access the full recording here.

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Topics: Blended learning, Modern Learning Culture, Microlearning, pull learning

Translating The Language of Learning Creates Value For Everyone

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Mar 15, 2016 11:54:39 AM

Translating_the_Language_of_Learning_Creates_Value_for_Everyone_3_9_2016As members of the L&D profession, we often find ourselves having to justify our choices about learning design. And that’s frustrating. After all, our particular expertise is in creating content that best addresses the subject matter. The audience environment and the learning objectives largely drive the formats we select, whether they are micro-learning, blended learning, or face-to-face learning. Why engage our help if our suggestions are not fully considered?

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Topics: Trends, Modern Learning Culture, Language of Learning

Tenth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Make Learning Meaningful

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Today's workforce is more global, virtual, and mobile than ever before. Learning professionals must adapt to this new culture in order to best support modern learners. Based on Jennifer Hofmann's recent BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?, this microblog series will present ten ways that learning professionals can evolve in order to successfully navigate emerging learning culture.

This is the tenth and final post in the series. Click here to start with the first post.

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture, and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?

Make Learning MeaningfulTenth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture:  Make Learning Meaningful

My tenth and final way to evolve with the modern learning culture is to make learning meaningful.

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Topics: Modern Learning Culture

Ninth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Embed Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Today's workforce is more global, virtual, and mobile than ever before. Learning professionals must adapt to this new culture in order to best support modern learners. Based on Jennifer Hofmann's recent BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?, this microblog series will present ten ways that learning professionals can evolve in order to successfully navigate emerging learning culture.

This is the ninth post in the series. Click here to start with the first post.

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture, and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?

Embed learningNinth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture:  Embed Learning

My ninth step to evolving with the modern learning culture is to embed learning in the flow of work.

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Topics: Modern Learning Culture, Microlearning

Eighth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Make Learning Authentic

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Dec 16, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Today's workforce is more global, virtual, and mobile than ever before. Learning professionals must adapt to this new culture in order to best support modern learners. Based on Jennifer Hofmann's recent BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?, this microblog series will present ten ways that learning professionals can evolve in order to successfully navigate emerging learning culture.

This is the eighth post in the series. Click here to start with the first post.

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture, and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?

Eighth_way_to_evolve_with_the_modern_learning_culture_-_make_learning_authenticEighth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture:  Make Learning Authentic

To evolve with the modern learning culture, it’s imperative that you make learning authentic.

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Topics: Modern Learning Culture

Answers to Pressing Modern Learning Culture Questions

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Dec 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

TMN Session Recap: 10 Things to Do Immediately to Modernize Your Learning Culture

Answers_to_Pressing_Modern_Learning_Culture_QuestionsDue to the complex and multi-faceted nature of workplace learning, it’s understandable that L&D professionals feel confused about this new climate. My December 2nd Training Magazine Network presentation, 10 Things to Do Immediately to Modernize Your Learning Culture, defined this culture and ways that we as a profession can evolve with it. Over the course of the presentation, attendees posted thought-provoking questions in chat.

This blog post will answer those submitted inquiries and clarify some of the more confounding aspects of the modern learning culture. Furthermore, it will direct you to additional informational resources.

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Topics: Modern Learning Culture

Seventh Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Reflect as a Team

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Dec 9, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Today's workforce is more global, virtual, and mobile than ever before. Learning professionals must adapt to this new culture in order to best support modern learners. Based on Jennifer Hofmann's recent BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?, this microblog series will present ten ways that learning professionals can evolve in order to successfully navigate emerging learning culture.

This is the seventh post in the series. Click here to start with the first post.

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture, and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick?

Seventh_way_to_evolve_with_the_modern_learning_culture_-_reflect_as_a_teamSeventh Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Reflect as a Team

To continue to evolve with the modern learning culture, I encourage you to reflect as a team.

Reflection in Modern Culture

I’ve identified four main drivers of modern learning culture. One key influencer is that globally dispersed virtual teams are everywhere. These virtual teams are not only geographically disconnected, they are also comprised of many different cultures. This distance can hurt individual and team performance. Requiring reflection can help bridge the gaps inherent to global and virtual teams. We all have a lot of inner thoughts, but when teams stop to consider their work, learning continues to happen. In the modern learning culture, individual employees must reflect on their own performance and then share with the group.

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Topics: Virtual Teams, Social Learning, Modern Learning Culture