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4 Tips for a Successful Company-Wide Social Media Training Program

Posted by Brigg Patten on Nov 15, 2016 3:08:28 PM

Company-Wide Training ProgramsWhile social media is one of the best mediums for marketing, not enough companies are giving their employees the training and tools to make the most out of it. Most companies will give their employees some basic guidelines on how to conduct themselves on various platforms but often do not go any further.

If you’ve been thinking about rallying your team to boost your social media results, here are some tips to launch a successful training program.

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Topics: Trends, Social Learning

Social Learning for Modern Classrooms

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Oct 6, 2016 7:04:22 PM

Social Learning in the Modern ClassroomSocial learning has been happening forever. People learn first, and best, from one another. Think about it: apprenticeship models have taught people trades for centuries, and oral history has imparted age-old wisdom within societies since the early days of humanity. Even though social learning is not a new concept, technology influences how the process occurs in workplace training programs.

Social Learning in Training

While it’s possible, and important, to support the possibility of social collaboration in our training programs, it’s not something you make people do. Rather, the process of social learning happens naturally and spontaneously.

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Topics: Social Learning, Modern Learning

Using Social Collaboration for Pull Learning

Posted by InSync Training on Aug 23, 2016 2:00:59 PM

BYTE Session Recap

social learning and collaborationAs a follow-up to her informative session Engaging Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull, Jennifer Hofmann recently shared Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work with our BYTE session attendees. Over the course of this engaging live online event, Jennifer and participants brainstormed on how to leverage social collaborative Pull Learning during the various moments of learning need. This blog will share the highlights from their collaborative efforts.

To learn more about microlearning, and a more detailed review of social collaborative tools, access Jennifer’s full BYTE session recording here.

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Topics: Social Learning, pull learning, Virtual Collaboration

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: Social Learning, Modern Learning Culture, Modern Learning Culture Evolution Series, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

Sixth Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Create Community

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Dec 2, 2015 1:30:00 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.

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Topics: Social Learning, Modern Learning Culture, Modern Learning Culture Evolution Series

5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social

Posted by Katelind Hays on Nov 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Citrix 5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and SocialCitrix Session Recap

Citrix GoToTraining kindly invited InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann to share her five steps for making the virtual classroom mobile and social with their audience on November 3, 2015.  

Jennifer described the following process to event participants:

  1. Understand what mobile learning and social learning mean.
  2. Determine why and when you should choose mobile and/or social learning for your program.
  3. Determine what content should be mobile and design components.
  4. Determine what content should be social and design components.
  5. Implement in an authentic environment.

This blog post includes questions posed by session attendees and Jennifer’s responses. 

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Topics: Mobile Virtual Classroom & Mobile Learning, Social Learning, Virtually There

Make Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social in Five Easy Steps

Posted by Katelind Hays on Oct 20, 2015 2:04:56 PM

5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and SocialBYTE Session Recap

InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann shared her 5 Steps to Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social with a rapt BYTE series audience on October 14, 2015.

Jennifer said, “Virtual in and of itself is no longer a singular solution for training problems. Our learners are coming and asking for more.”

Jennifer promised that using the approach detailed in this session will “up the ante to increase the value of our live virtual classrooms.” To meet the high expectations of modern classroom participants, follow these 5 steps. 

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Topics: Mobile Virtual Classroom & Mobile Learning, Social Learning, Virtually There

Integrating Social Media into the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Oct 15, 2015 7:38:53 PM

Social Media in the Virtual ClassroomTraining Magazine Network Session Recap

Training Magazine Network invited me to present my virtual session, Integrating Social Media into the Virtual Classroom, as part of their “Provocative Ideas Webinar Series.” With over 150 learning professionals in attendance on September 23rd, many thought-provoking ideas were shared, and relevant questions asked.

I began the session by defining social learning as “learning that happens between peers.” It can be helped along by people like facilitators, trainers and training departments. However, while we can embed the tools necessary for social learning into training events, we cannot force it to happen.

Social learning has been happening forever; for example, we learn from each other in apprenticeships. What’s new now, though, is that we have technology in the workplace that can really influence it.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Social Learning, Virtually There

Virtually There: 6 Techniques That Make Your Virtual Classroom Social

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Oct 1, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Socia LearningThese tools can be used to build community and continue the learning conversation started in the classroom, or they can be used as a stand-alone “just-in-time” set of resources for training in the flow of work—or anything in between.

After almost two decades of “webinar” virtual classroom experiences, where the instructor lectured for 45 minutes while the phones were muted and the chat was turned off, virtual training is finally moving to a more facilitated model that recognizes the rare opportunity we have when learners from across the enterprise can meet together in real time.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Virtual Learners, Social Learning

Modernize Your Learning Environment by Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Sep 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

5_Steps_to_Making_the_virtual_classroom_mobile__socialATD Session Recap

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) graciously invited me to present 5 Steps to Making the Virtual Classroom Mobile & Social.

I was delighted to discuss the subject with a very engaged and enthusiastic ATD audience on August 28th.

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Topics: Mobile Virtual Classroom & Mobile Learning, Social Learning, Virtually There, Modern Learning