7:15 am Coffee and networking
7:30 am Buffet breakfast
8:00 am Meeting begins
8:05 am Presentation begins
9:20 am Announcements
9:30 am Meeting adjourns
With the expansion of the global workforce and the continuous shifting of global economic factors, the time for blended learning has arrived. A solid blended learning design makes sense instructionally and economically. But how do we make sure we do it right? What are the hidden challenges that can create a roadblock to success before we even roll out the program?
This session addresses the most common challenges encountered when designing and implementing a blended learning solution, and provides strategies on how to anticipate these challenges and minimize their impact. Technological, organizational, and instructional concerns will be addressed. This session will identify the 10 challenges, and provide suggested approaches for overcoming them and achieving blended learning success.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Articulate an expanded definition of blended learning, which includes key design strategies.
- Anticipate 10 common roadblocks to blended learning implementation.
- Plan to minimize the impact of these roadblocks, or eliminate them completely.
Jennifer Hofmann, a recognized thought leader in the field of virtual classrooms, is the president of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of virtual and blended learning. Featured in Forbes 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 U.S. (2013).
Hofmann is the author of The Synchronous Trainer’s Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings and Events (Pfeiffer, 2003), Live and Online! Tips, Techniques, and Ready-To-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom (Pfeiffer, 2004), and How To Design For The Live Online Classroom: Creating Great Interactive and Collaborative Training Using Web Conferencing (Brandon Hall, 2005). Additionally, she is a chapter contributor to The Handbook of Blended Learning (Pfeiffer, 2006), The AMA Handbook of E-Learning (The American Management Association, 2003), and The ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals (ASTD, 2008, 2014). She has co-authored, with Dr. Nanette Miner, Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits (ASTD, 2009), a book focused on taking advantage of distributed technologies to create the best blended training solution possible.
Her most current projects include a monthly Training Magazine Online series titled Virtually There (launching October, 2014) and her newest book Body Language in the Bandwidth – How Facilitators, Producers, Designers, and Learners Connect, Collaborate & Succeed in the Virtual Classroom (2015).
Follow Jennifer Hofmann at her blog, Body Language In The Bandwidth at http://blog.insynctraining.com or on Twitter @InSyncJennifer.
Registration is required by the end of day Wednesday prior to the event.
Weather Policy: In the event of bad weather, if the Falmouth schools are closed, the event will be cancelled.