InSync Training

Show Your Work: Book Review

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM
Do you work? Do you ever talk about your work? If so, then you should be showing your work, and sharing the wealth of knowledge that you (and all of us) tend to hoard.
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Topics: What I learned today, Read all about it, Publication Announcement

Appreciation for Virtual Producers

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 18, 2014 1:00:00 PM

WIIFMMy thanks to virtual producers everywhere!  Where would we (virtually) be without you?

I have been a facilitator in the virtual classroom since 1997. On rare occasions, I have the opportunity to take the role of a virtual producer and support other facilitators.

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Topics: Read all about it, Virtual Classroom - Production

15 Years of Virtual Training and Blended Learning

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 11, 2014 1:00:00 PM

2014 represents the 15th year InSync has supported virtual learning, and that recently prompted me to take some time to reflect on where we’ve been, the advances we’ve seen in the virtual training industry over the past 15 years and especially what the future of virtual training  and blended learning might hold.

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Developing the Workforce In High School

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 10, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This morning I was catching up on over due reading. In the October 2013 issue of ASTD T&D Magazine I read a short article that struck me concerning a workforce development effort in Kentucky. (Bridging the Gap Between Education and Enterprise.)

The sentence which couldn't help but draw me in was:

The Kentucky Work Ready Communities program boosts high school graduation rates while simultaneously developing the state's workforce.

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Ten Points for Creating a Learner-Centered Blended Learning Program

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Feb 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Blended_Learning_(tweet)As we've discussed in this blog previously, blended learning is here to stay. The best blended learning curriculums are learner-centered; they are designed with the learner in mind, with each individual component of the blend involving the participant in a personal way.

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Topics: Blended learning, Read all about it, Virtual Classroom

Dragging Your Feet about Virtual Learning? What's it Costing You?

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Feb 6, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Several months ago a colleague made the following statement:

Time's Running Out"The label 'Economic Darwinism' definitely applies to businesses that are laggards with regard to adopting the virtual classroom instead of keeping their employees ahead of the pack.”

I asked her to define what she meant by 'Economic Darwinism.' Her response:

"The idea is the process of selection in an economic context in that the "strong (businesses) survive" when economic conditions become very challenging. However, 'strong' doesn't always mean businesses that are the best in their field of expertise are those that survive. It could mean businesses that are stronger in their marketing efforts survive over competitors that are actually better in their area(s) of expertise."

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