Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. But I digress… So, let’s say you are interested in seeing what social media can do for your organization: what are you not seeing but need to? social strategy

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. Here’s a look at the full results: Make access to social learning easy and fast; 68%.

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. This is where the discipline of instructional design comes in. The needs analysis was often obvious, as were the design choices.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem. So, here’s my leap from that “over-the-partition” informal learning scenario to how social media can support social learning: YouTube (in other words, video learning).

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

In a workplace setting, most learning occurs through job-related experiences and human interaction, besides the classic courses: 70% of learning happens through job-related experiences, like taking on new responsibilities, taking part in projects or working groups or using feedback to try a new approach to an old problem (experiential learning). Social learning means people. When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand.

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Social Media and the Leader Results of a survey showed that 75% of employees perceived that social media presence improves the ability to lead. Build social presence by choosing a network where most of your audience is active.

5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

Using social media (SM) to prepare material for instructional design, courseware and webinars and such is the flip side of the same coin that encourages social media as intake media. A Social Collective. People learn best in a social context and are self-directed, particularly when focused on a specific task. Point…since social media is an online ecology shouldn’t its construction be too? Think Like a Designer .

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

In a workplace setting, most learning occurs through job-related experiences and human interaction, besides the classic courses: 70% of learning happens through job-related experiences, like taking on new responsibilities, taking part in projects or working groups or using feedback to try a new approach to an old problem (experiential learning). Social learning means people. When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand.

Saffron organises social media workshop for charities

Saffron Interactive

Social media is a hot topic in all industries and businesses nowadays. However, research has proven that the charity sector and volunteering movement is not maximising the potential of social networks – less than 25% of volunteer involving organisations and support services are using them. Key barriers are: A lack of knowledge and confidence on how to use social media. Confusion over the number of social networks available.

How Social Media Has Changed Learning: A Few Answers Via Tweet Chat

Mindflash

I try to join the sessions as often as I can because it keeps me in tune with what forward-thinking individuals are doing in training, e-learning, and instructional design. I come up with new ideas for how to design a learning program or learn about a new tool to try.

How Freelance Clients Find Me

Experiencing eLearning

Include a few sentences explaining your projects and the problems you solved with them. Portfolio links: Instructional Design Portfolio Resources : My post on resources. Social Media and Online Communities. Freelance Instructional Design: Tips from the Trenches.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. Q: To what degree of accountability are designers held regarding whether students learn and perform better?

ISD and the Problem of Change

There Is No Chalk

ASTD posted a column by Laleh Patel reviewing a study by ASTD and I4cp on the rapid advancement of learning development technologies, and where companies are in adopting new instructional strategies. social media social learning instructional systems designThe study found that a shocking 97% of polled companies still use the traditional classroom for current courses. Now, "shocking" isn't meant to imply that the classroom should have been abandoned.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional design is certainly not an easy business. Instructional designers shoulder the important responsibility of sugar-coating the critical learning content in such a manner that training becomes not just a mandatory activity, but something that employees love.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology.

Adapting ADDIE into a Quicker and Sustainable Process

Trivantis

In recent and ongoing arguments in the eLearning industry, the question “Are models like ADDIE still up to the challenges of modern day development?” ADDIE is an instructional design model that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.).

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Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

It is hard for traditional media to vet information coming from the public in a form they’ve never seen. “The belief that “social media&# only feeds our national self-obsession and that the often-used phrase “online community&# is, in fact, an oxymoron.&# ( from here ).

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. The problem with that model, though, is that it is reliant on the idea that people know what they want to know to begin with.

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Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18 th. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. And my own foray into the world of social media with Twitter. The age of social learning is here.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Where are the problems with the appraisals? Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Where are the problems with the appraisals? Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

What’s happening in business, which makes some believe curation is a problem? Is the training department best suited to solve this perceived problem? Have we done enough investigation to truly understand curation, before we declare it the future of the instructional designer?

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. With that open-minded mentality, I confess to listening to the debate and wondering if the ADDIE model really is falling short, or if our application of it is worthy of re-examination.

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Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18 th. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We are now designing for communities rather than individual learners. By Dean Hawkinson.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment. Which brings us to the big problem with workplace collaboration tools and processes: motivation to participate.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve.

Friday Finds | March 9, 2018

Mike Taylor

Social technologies in business – the impact, the benefits, the issues ”. High impact learning – a crash course in visual design ”. How to design software training (part 1): Do everything except “train”. So You Think You’ve Got A Training Problem?

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? In fact, instructional designers are wired to think this way.

Designing Learning for “When Things Go Wrong” by Michele Medved

Learning Solutions Magazine

The problem has to be fixed now. works, though – leveraging social media and job aids. Instructional Design Social MediaWhen things go wrong, there may not be time for employees to fire up an eLearning module, attend a class, or get some coaching.

Overcoming Generation Differences When Building Learning: Part 2

Wonderful Brain

When we last visited this topic about a week back I promised to create a visual—a chart of sorts—to encourage learning and instructional designers to consider how generational bias in training delivery. Can the design ever be perfect.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. But what about motivating instructional designers? When I was studying Instructional Design, a college professor once told the class that we were the learner’s advocates. Instructional Design is a selfless job in many ways, because it’s not about you, it’s about them—the learners.

Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough

Wonderful Brain

Learning designers strategize how to solve problems to achieve performance improvement applying theory to fact and constructing course elements, flows and production processes. The results spoke for themselves; a lot of bad design, quickly produced and reproduced.

Designing learning for millennials

eFront

Millennials rely more on email and social platforms rather than the phone and face-to-face communications to get work done. Gamification takes elements of gaming and adds them to traditional instruction with interactivity and engagement as first consideration.

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The U.S. Army, Frog Design, & ADDIE: On Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the sixth post in a series on extending ADDIE in order to solve wicked or complex problems: Post 1: Innovating With ADDIE. Post 3: Design and Convergence. Army and DesignDesign Thinking Comes to the U.S. Solve the right problem.

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