Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?


A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

We cannot deny how social media has become a part of our daily lives, how it has influenced us and how it has connected us to the rest of the world. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus are among the social media platforms that almost everyone accesses today.

Free Speech, Social Media and Your Job

CLO Magazine

Today, I bring you a guest post by Ellen Gipko of HubShout, which takes a deep look at this important issue, with a special focus on online speech and social media. Social Media and Employment. Social media has become a valuable recruitment tool.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? social media elearning

Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The topic was: social media as learning instrument. I started with a line up: from no engagement with social media to intensive engagement. Only a few were using social media intensively and only one had followed the hashtag #tvt12 before the conference. Then we did a second line up between zero use of social media to intensive use of social media in the context of their trainings. With social media you can brew a powerful mix.

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

After this introduction, we did a line-up exercise with the participants who were asked to what extent they consider themselves "new learners". The second part of the session was about how social media can play a role to support the new learning / self-directed learning in the context of 'serial mastery'. That social media will have a role to play is beyond doubt. social learning elearning self-directed learning

Grow Your Negotiating Capabilities Using eLearning

Your Training Edge

In negotiation, each negotiator is scored during the negotiation simulation on their negotiating performance so that the negotiators can receive feedback about their negotiation performance during the exercise. Use Social Media and Online Resources.

How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools

Origin Learning

Social learning and mobile learning have a lot in common. Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place.

Fonts, Social Media, Memory, Podcasting, & Learning Tools

Big Dog, Little Dog

How I use social media - Nancy White in Full Circle Associates. Great story of using social media: Learning. Boost Your Memory Power with a 30-Second Eye Exercise - Lifehacker. 25 Classic Fonts That Will Last a Whole Design Career - Blog Spoon Graphics.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

The idea of the Human Brochure was to invite 250 social media-savvy people to Canberra; feed them; shelter them; and cart them around to several major tourist attractions.

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Mark Sheppard: Entering the Backchannel of ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

” Ten years on I’m not sure we’re much farther ahead in obtaining decent filters, but many folks are developing their own habitual and cognitive practices to manage the array of messages and media, particularly at events such as ICE. Social Backchannel Lurking.

Social Media & Learning, HTML 5, Brain Training, & Wikis

Big Dog, Little Dog

Spies, Twitter and gardening: social media meets learning - Donald H Taylor in Corporate Training. The best memory enhancer is exercise, Snyder says.

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Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

The idea of the Human Brochure was to invite 250 social media-savvy people to Canberra; feed them; shelter them; and cart them around to several major tourist attractions.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

This L&D program goes deep into teaching best practices in leadership – using case studies, coaching circle exercises with executive team members and team building. eLearning Featured Featured Posts employee engagement social media

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

In fact, in a study about interaction in MOOCs presented at the EdMedia2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 65% of MOOC students reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the level of interaction in their courses. Use discussion boards and social media.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gain Social Media Muscle – Strive to generate group discussion and create reasons for learners to log in again and again. Active participation from an enthusiastic group of attendees made the exercise a success.

Social play can be Social Learning


I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.

2 Stupidly Simple Ways to Use Twitter For Training


We hear it all the time in our industry: social media is the next big thing for collaborative learning. As of today, I have yet to see one mainstream social media tool, or any tool for that matter , provide a really viable option for social learning.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” Establish your current state before you begin implementing social components. Is there a hot new social platform that your entire workforce is adopting?

11 Bad Tech Habits at Work


Over-Allocation of Time to Work Social Media. While social media is increasingly important to business, social media activities need to be intentional and mindful. Workers need to exercise proper judgement and caution when clicking on email links.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


Social media is here to stay. Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? What can managers do to ensure Social Learning success?

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. Sharing knowledge, using any number of media that fit our personal needs, work styles, and professional social networks. Spending time on those media, engaging with our PLNs, is a critical part of PKM.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gain Social Media Muscle – Strive to generate group discussion and create reasons for learners to log in again and again. Active participation from an enthusiastic group of attendees made the exercise a success.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. Break the eLearning into smaller chunks and have learners complete exercises utilizing these resources.

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A little help from my friends

Learning with e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. Image from Maxpixel My grandest project of 2018 has been writing a new book, which was commissioned by Kogan Page in January.

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Case studies, exercises, and simulations can be part of a continuum linking Levels 1, 2, and 3. Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk.

How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning


Social intelligence, or SI, deals with situational awareness and meaningful interaction. A socially intelligent individual is able to work well with others and understand the dynamics within a group. Basic Principles Of Social Intelligence.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Trust me…trying to train folks on a software package that they will neither need nor use is an exercise in frustration for everyone involved, not to mention a waste of time and money. View all posts by Andrea → ← Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

Trending: #Learning

CLO Magazine

We’re gathering information, listening to peers, politicians, pundits and hopefully trusted people in the media. Those things were ours to hold in our hands and cherish, exercise or to take for granted.

Social Learning Designer

Tony Karrer

Out of the conversation in Learn Trends around making informal learning concrete, Cammy Bean asked: Cammy Bean: So is there a market for Social Media Instructional Designing Consultants? Jane Hart suggested that we use the term Social Learning Designer to describe the role. Be it as an individual or as a function in an organization, we need to define what the whole business of social learning or informal learning is all about.

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation


The problem with anything social (social media, enterprise social, social learning) is the 90-9-1 rule which states that 90% of people will not participate. In short, when there was a high level of social presence, people learned better in an online environment.

How to build a social learning culture

Lars is Learning

I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? A fairly futile exercise. Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social All comments/feedback welcome. Why is it so popular?

Overcoming Generation Differences When Building Learning: Part 2

Wonderful Brain

Acknowledging their generational age, and considering their technological age (how savvy are they to tech) as well as comfort with social media, influences how they will respond to courseware.

The Science Behind Gamification And eLearning Design  


Then, the individual performs some kind of “task” or exercise to help them internalize this information. Using social media at work to discuss training and workshops with peers.