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Measuring Your Success as a Modern Learner

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Measuring Your Success

13523418_s.jpgIn other blog posts published previously, we’ve discussed the modern learner – who they are, and how we can best serve them. We know that as modern learners, we take responsibility for much of our learning by creating our own learning pathways, exploring content, and interacting with other learners.

We are essentially curating our own blended learning campaigns, and we end up holding ourselves accountable for a lot of this learning that is taking place.

But how do we know if we are successful?

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Topics: Modern Learning, Blended Learning Campaigns, Personal Learning Networks

Establishing Our Own Learning Pathways

Posted by Phylise Banner on Nov 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

7624800_s.jpgIn previous blog posts, we have established that we are all modern learners. As we explore and build our own modern learning pathways, let’s stop for a moment to consider where we are and what we are picking up along the way.

All of our learning choices are personal. The process we go through to select, evaluate, and use learning assets is, in fact, the process of designing our own personal learning blends.

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Topics: Learning Pathways, Modern Learning, Content Curation, Personal Learning Networks

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

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on 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: 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Conferences, Personal Learning Networks

Creating Your Personal Learning Pathway

Posted by Phylise Banner on 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: 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Blended learning, Blended Learning Hub, Personal Learning Networks

Giving Back to Your Personal Learning Network

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on 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: 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs, Personal Learning Networks

Avoid Social Learning Overload: 9 Techniques for Managing Your PLN

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM
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On Fridays, this blog series will explore YOU as a modern learner. This doesn't just happen: becoming a successful modern learner means taking an active role in creating, curating, and maintaining your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Social Learning Personal Learning Network

Last week, I discussed how to design your personal learning path, using foundational instructional design techniques. Part of that approach is to identify the experts, websites, social media channels, and other resources that will comprise your Personal Learning Network, or PLN. 

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

How to Become a Learning Experience Architect

Posted by Katelind Hays on Nov 10, 2016 8:39:04 PM

BYTE Session Recap

57562170_s.jpgWith new EdTech emerging on an almost daily basis, and online learning quickly evolving into digital learning, training professionals must adapt in order to design and facilitate the best programs possible. But with the emergence of blended learning as the new standard, how do practitioners establish their role in the modern classroom?

Jennifer Hofmann, InSync Training President, offered timely advice to BYTE session attendees during her recent session, The Learning Experience Architect: The Hub of Modern Blended Learning. In her expert opinion, a new role (and related title) helps up take the biggest and most important step in this journey.

This post includes Jennifer’s recommended steps for assuming the role of Learning Experience Architect. Access her session recording to learn more about the modern classroom, modern learning, and additional details about this new and improved position.

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Topics: Modern Learning, Learning Experience Architect, Personal Learning Networks