Social media has become an essential part of many people’s everyday lives, from interacting through Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs and uploading YouTube videos. For some, it serves as the communication channel of choice, and establishing the right teaching strategies surrounding the technology now can ultimately lead to more creative and engaging learning in the long run. But social media is seen by many as a distraction, and is therefore completely eliminated from the design process. But we know the key to designing successful learning is to engage the audience, not distract them…

Participants in this session will learn both the pros and cons of integrating social media within learning. You’ll get a greater overall picture of how the learner benefits from such integration. You’ll learn all sides of the social media debate so you can make an informed decision when deciding whether to integrate social media into your learning.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to look objectively at both the pros and cons of social media in learning
  • How to tap into the power of social media to increase learner productivity
  • How to foster learner communication and discussion long after training has been completed
  • How social media can help bridge the gap of geographically separated learners to create a cohesive learning group

Those who have a basic knowledge of popular social media platforms and how to use them and those interested in how to incorporate social media to enhance learner engagement.

Technology discussed in this session:
Lectora, Flypaper, and Snap! by Lectora.


Student technology needs: