Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

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. Aside from providing a means to peek into other people’s lives, communicate without borders, and serve as entertainment, we cannot take away the value social media provides in e-Learning.

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Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches. We were prompted to visit Blue Kiwi , which is probably the leading European social media platform. Vignette , on the other hand, started as a CMS for KM, but then added social media around it. And, of course, there’s now Sharepoint’s integration of social tools around resources. Tags: social

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

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. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. You forward informative or entertaining messages, access social media to know what’s happening around, read and share content and what not.

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.

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. Almost all social networks have search features. If you can’t keep up with negotiation experts on social media platforms, you can opt for negotiation websites and blogs.

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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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

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. I think of it like a mental LEGO exercise: putting them items together in one fashion gets you a house, while another assembly may yield something Salvador Dali would be proud of.

Social play can be Social Learning

Ideaon

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.

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. Many MOOCs take advantage of online communication technologies, including class discussion boards and both public and private social media platforms, to spur learner-learner interaction.

2 Stupidly Simple Ways to Use Twitter For Training

LearnDash

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. I think in theory we all know that social media lends itself well to learning, but as of now it isn’t adopted mainstream (and I don’t see that changing anytime soon).

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gain Social Media Muscle – Strive to generate group discussion and create reasons for learners to log in again and again. I made an effort in the seminar to generally address how to incorporate key gamification techniques such as strategy, points systems, leaderboards, rewards and social elements to grab and hold interest and maximize learner involvement. Active participation from an enthusiastic group of attendees made the exercise a success.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” With so many social elements making their way into our learning programs today, learning professionals are faced with the all too real decision of how many social facets should be included in their learnings before they become a distraction. Establish your current state before you begin implementing social components.

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

G-Cube

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. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. 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. Much of this happens on social streams on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or any number of other media where we connect with our PLNs, so it’s important to develop effective social media practices.

11 Bad Tech Habits at Work

KnowledgeCity

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. It’s easy to get distracted even when working on work-related social media pages by the sheer volume of distractions that are inherent to these forums. Also, consider using social media automation tools to help eliminate the need to be habitually attending to 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. I made an effort in the seminar to generally address how to incorporate key gamification techniques such as strategy, points systems, leaderboards, rewards and social elements to grab and hold interest and maximize learner involvement. Active participation from an enthusiastic group of attendees made the exercise a success.

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)

Learnnovators

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.

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?

How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning

TalentLMS

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. By immersing learners in social situations and encouraging them to examine their communication skills, social intelligence can be cultivated in online learning environments. Basic Principles Of Social Intelligence. 4 Tips To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning.

21 BRILLIANT RESOURCES FOR UP-SKILLING LEARNING DESIGNERS (FOR THE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING AGE)

Learnnovators

Karl Kapp 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 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?

Social Formal – it’s the processing!

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides. While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities. Thiagi , for example, has a whole suite of training exercises that are specifically design to get learners working together to reprocess information.

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The Science Behind Gamification And eLearning Design  

Schoox

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. eLearning corporate training development of employee skills e-learning employee engagement future of education gamification interactive training productivity social media technology

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well-publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

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Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation

Mindflash

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. This might not be a problem in social media as a whole, but it is a problem in corporate learning when we want 100% participation. . The good news is that you can increase participation on social learning, and there is evidence in the science that says so.

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. I’m hoping criticism will help improve this instrument not merely tell me where to get off or how narrow-minded, oblique or stupid this exercise is.

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.