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Getting InSync!

  • 16 Sep 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Carolinas College of Heath Sciences
Speakers: Nanette Miner/Jennifer Hofmann

Topic: Virtual Training

You have one person in Cleveland in their home office, five people in a conference room in California looking at an LCD projector, and eight people in the room with you – how do you keep them all engaged in your learning event using a synchronous (virtual) classroom?  This session will discuss best practices for designing and facilitating this type of event, including the use of print materials, activity design, and facilitation techniques.

Speakers: Nanette Miner, Ed.D and Jennifer Hoffmann

Dr. Nanette Miner has been an instructional designer for two decades. She is the President and chief consultant for The Training Doctor, LLC (www.trainingdr.com), founded in 1991.  The Training Doctor specializes in working with subject matter experts to take the knowledge from their heads and design learning in such a way that others can adopt and implement their skills immediately.  Nanette is unique in that she is able to design curriculum for all delivery mediums including the traditional classroom, asynchronous and synchronous eLearning, or a blend of all mediums. 

A popular speaker at industry conferences for over a decade, Dr. Miner is the author of The Accidental Trainer (Pfeiffer, 2006) and co-author of Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits (ASTD, 2009) Dr. Miner also edited How To Design For The Live Online Classroom: Creating Great Interactive and Collaborative Training Using Web Conferencing (Brandon Hall, 2005), was a contributor to the 2009 Pfeiffer Annual on Training, and founded the non-profit organization, The Accidental Trainer, which is a community of, and support group for, people who have found themselves thrust into the role of training from other lines of business.

Jennifer Hofmann is a Synchronous Learning Expert, and the president of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of synchronous eLearning. In the eLearning field since 1997, she has experience using all of the major web-based synchronous delivery platforms.  Ms. Hofmann holds a Masters Of Education from Nova Southeastern University, with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. 
Hofmann is a recognized thought leader in the field of synchronous learning.   She 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).  She has recently 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.

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