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InSync Training's founder Jennifer Hofmann authors Body Language in the Bandwidth, an active conversation focused on connecting, collaborating and succeeding in the modern classroom.

Face Time: Tips for Maximizing the Conference Experience and Your Personal Learning Path

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Feb 3, 2017 12:05:00 PM

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Training Conferences Personal Learning Pathways Remember the adage “the cobbler’s children have no shoes?” It’s a reference to the fact that we tend to be so focused on using our expertise and special talents to help others, that we neglect our own needs. 

That is so true for us in the L&D profession. We dedicate our careers to enabling others to be successful while often not managing our own personal learning paths. And when we do focus on our own talent development, we overlook the value of true face time.

Let’s face it, all this virtual, online learning is great. But getting together to learn can be energizing, and fun! An in-person training conference can be a great learning opportunity that keeps you connected to trends, new training approaches, and can expand your personal learning network.

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Topics: Conferences, Personal Learning Networks, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Creating Your Personal Learning Pathway

Posted by Phylise Banner

Jan 27, 2017 12:06:00 PM

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Personal Learning PathwaysYou may have noticed that I’ve been contributing quite a bit to this series, and you may have seen my name pop up more often in the InSync Community. In the next few months, you’ll be seeing even more of me within this community, as I’ve taken on the role of Curator for the InSync Blended Learning Hub, which launches on March 6. Very exciting! 

In case you haven’t heard yet, the InSync Blended Learning Hub, launching March 6, 2017, provides modern learning professionals with a collaborative makerspace. Each month, learners embark on personal professional development journeys focused on a key training topic. All learning campaigns include curated resources, exclusive content, live online learning events, and a supportive community of peers.  

As curator, my job will be to guide you through the learning campaigns that we will feature each month in the Blended Learning Hub, and to help you connect the dots as you progress along your personal learning pathway.

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Topics: Blended learning, Personal Learning Networks, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Blended Learning Hub

Giving Back to Your Personal Learning Network

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann

Jan 20, 2017 11:46:00 AM

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Last week, we discussed ways to manage your Personal Learning Network (PLN) without becoming overwhelmed. Once you have constructed your personal learning path, and identified the experts, resources, and websites that support your goals, now it’s time to create a plan that maximizes your learning while minimizing distractions.Personal Learning Network

Remember, this is a NETWORK, and that means that information flows in more than one direction.

Almost 20 years ago, I started InSync’s first learning community. The focus was on virtual classrooms, called ‘synchronous’ classrooms back then. It was a listserv called “SyncTrain” (Synchronous Training) with the following tag line: “Get on the Sync Train!”

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Topics: Personal Learning Networks, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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