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What Fits Where? Maximizing Blended Learning by Choosing the Right Tools

Friday, December 4, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Jennifer Hofmann, InSync Training

Blended learning is the ubiquitous term for using a variety of instructional delivery media to achieve a particular outcome—but how do you decide what to put in the blender? How do you know when to use classroom, e-learning, virtual classroom, mobile and social technologies, or one of the other instructional techniques as part of your blend?

Current research into the effects of the learning environment has shown that selecting the proper delivery media can have a profound effect on the learner experience and outcome. Training organizations are faced with a variety of delivery options, but do not have the experience to make informed choices. Instead of focusing on outcomes, the uninformed tend to focus on cost and ease of use. In the long term, an inappropriate media choice can cost much more. This webinar will provide criteria to make the best decision about delivery methodology.

This webinar will also provide techniques and tools to assist in matching content to the delivery method that maximizes learner engagement, including a decision tree to help determine what delivery technology best fits with a desired learning outcome. Attendees will discuss:

  • the key decisions relating to media selection to optimize learner and organizational outcomes
  • underlying factors that can influence delivery methodology in a blended instructional program
  • emerging research in learner engagement.
     

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Jennifer Hofmann
Jennifer Hofmann

InSync Training

Jennifer Hofmann, a pioneer in the field of virtual classrooms, is the president of InSync Training, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of virtual and blended learning. Featured in Forbes’s Most Powerful Women issue (June 16, 2014) as a New England Women Business Leader, she has led InSync Training to the Inc. 5000 as the 10th fastest growing education company in the United States in 2013 and the 20th fastest growing education company in 2014.

Jennifer is the author of The Synchronous Trainer’s Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings and Events; Live and Online! Tips, Techniques, and Ready-to-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom; and How to Design for the Live Online Classroom: Creating Great Interactive and Collaborative Training Using Web Conferencing. Additionally, she is a chapter contributor to The Handbook of Blended Learning, The AMA Handbook of E-Learning, and The ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals. With Nanette Miner, Jennifer co-authored Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits, a book focused on taking advantage of distributed technologies to create the best blended training solution possible. Her most recent projects include a monthly online Training magazine series titled Virtually There and her newest book, Body Language in the Bandwidth—How Facilitators, Producers, Designers, and Learners Connect, Collaborate & Succeed in the Virtual Classroom. Follow Jennifer Hofmann at her blog, Body Language in the Bandwidth, at http://blog.insynctraining.com or on Twitter @InSyncJennifer.


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