Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS804 Making Your Virtual Classroom Mobile and Social

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, March 17



Most organizations operating in the modern training space ask many irrelevant and/or misdirected questions about mobile and social learning, e.g., “Will this be on an iPad, iPhone, or Android?” This question leads to discussions about screen real estate, etc., but misses the critical point relating to the learner experience in mobile and the equivalence of experience for others in non-mobile environments.

In this session, you will explore a host of important elements for an instructional program, such as: long-term learner engagement, non-traditional sequencing and delivery, learning environments, and communities of practice. In today’s hyper-networked and mobile workplace, organizations often turn to the virtual classroom. You’ll also explore mobile technologies and social media as a means to provide rich resources for informal learning outside of the classroom, as well as supplemental learning within the classroom. You’ll learn how to use these tools to build community and continue the learning conversation started in the classroom.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To identify why, when, and how participants will be utilizing the mobile virtual classroom
  • How to apply design strategies that maximize the live, mobile environment
  • How to incorporate social media tools and networks into a virtual learning experience to accomplish formal and informal learning
  • How to integrate social media into a virtual classroom design during live sessions and in-between live sessions

Intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile technologies and social media that can be incorporated into a live virtual classroom event.

Jennifer Hofmann

Founder, President

InSync Training

Jennifer Hofmann is founder and president of InSync Training. She specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Jennifer has written and contributed to a number of well-received and highly-regarded books including The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live Online Courses, Meetings, and Events, and Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready to Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom. Her latest book, Blended Learning (ATD, 2018), introduces a new instructional design model that addresses the needs of the modern workplace and modern learners.

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