213 2018 Trends: What the Research Says About Learning Styles, Learning Platforms, and Blended Learning
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 24
Management and Strategy
In this session, The eLearning Guild’s director of research, Jane Bozarth, along with writers of recent research, reviews the Guild’s most recent reports on learning styles, learning platforms, and blended learning. We’ll look at what’s happening—or not happening—industry-wide, with an emphasis on what works, such as what factors support success and what content lends itself best to particular approaches.
This review of research is designed to familiarize you with what’s happening in the field and to help you find ways to be successful with approaches you’re considering, or that you’re already using and would like to enhance. You’ll leave with practical, evidence-based advice to help you engage in conversations and apply new ideas back at work.
In this session, you will learn:
- What practical insights you can gain from current research into learning styles, learning platforms, and blended learning
- State-of-the-industry practices in these areas
- Benefits and barriers facing practitioners
- Solutions to common challenges
Designers, developers, and managers.
Founder and President
Jennifer Hofmann, the founder and president of InSync Training, is a virtual classroom and blended learning pioneer. Her entirely virtual consulting firm specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Jennifer has written and contributed to a number of books, including 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 Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits, with Nanette Miner. Her latest book, Blended Learning, introduces a new instructional design model that addresses the needs of the modern workplace and modern learners. Jennifer frequently presents in-person and online for leading learning organizations.
Steve Foreman is the author of The LMS Guidebook and president of InfoMedia Designs, a provider of eLearning infrastructure consulting services and technology solutions to large companies, academic institutions, professional associations, government, and military. Steve works with forward-looking organizations to find new and effective ways to apply computer technology to support human performance. His work includes enterprise learning strategy, learning and performance ecosystem solutions, LMS selection and implementation, learning-technology architecture and integration, expert-knowledge harvesting, knowledge management, and innovative performance-centered solutions that blend working and learning.
Director of Research
The eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The eLearning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.