The flipped classroom or blended learning approach has been proven as the most effective strategy for learning with the highest ROI in both schools and corporations. What is this approach and how can it be done? This session will give an overview of this approach followed by an example of how Discovery Benefits recently implemented this approach across all of their new hire curriculum. You will leave with additional information as well as some ideas on how to integrate “flipping and blending” into your own training programs.
Jess Almlie has worked in various capacities of training and development for 20 years. She currently serves as the Vice President for Learning Experience at Discovery Benefits where she is responsible for casting vision and defining strategy for effective learning throughout the organization. Jess holds a bachelors in Organizational Communication from Concordia College in Moorhead and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from NDSU. She is passionate about maximizing learning experiences in all areas, whether that means higher education, business, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurship, or family.
Jodi Stende manages the Online Learning team at Discovery Benefits where she guides the team to design online courses that are meaningful, memorable and motivational for learners. She is passionate about building a learning experience for new hire employees that set them up for success. Jodi has over 10 years of experience in training, content writing, instructional design and online learning. Jodi and her husband, John, have three children and are licensed foster parents. She advocates for people and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Autism Center.
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