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806 Social Learning 102: Beyond the Basics

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Friday, October 31


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Social learning has been the “next big thing” for years now, yet discussions often still focus on introducing the tools and simple uses for them. It’s time for learning professionals to go beyond the basics and focus on advanced techniques for using social tools and networks for learning.

In this session, you will go hands-on with Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You’ll also explore some of the newest social networks: Snapchat, Secret, and Vine. You’ll be presented with a challenge and then explore how the challenge can be solved using common social media applications. You will learn best practices for incorporating these and other social networks into your learning programs. You will leave this session with tangible ideas for using social networks as part of your enterprise learning strategy.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Advanced features of Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • How to use Vine, Secret, and Snapchat for social learning
  • How to stay abreast of the latest social networks
  • How to incorporate these social networks into a course design

Intermediate designers who are familiar with the basic functionality of Twitter and Instagram and with the general principles of social learning and social networks.

Technology discussed in this session:
Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Secret, and Snapchat.

Aisha Taylor

Chief Geek

Nine21 Enterprises

Aisha Taylor is the chief geek for Nine21 Enterprises. Aisha works with her clients to build innovative learning solutions using virtual classrooms, collaborative environments, virtual worlds, eLearning, and mobile platforms. In 2011, Aisha received a Brandon Hall Award and a BP Helios Commended Award for the BP Petrophysics Accelerated Development Program, and her ISD team received a Brandon Hall award for Best ISD team. She holds a B.S. degree in computer science and engineering from MIT and a M.Ed. degree in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. Aisha has over 15 years of instructional design, consulting, and teaching experience.

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