Sharing What Works

March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS510 BYOL: New Ideas for Using Social Tools for Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23


Palm 5

L&D practitioners have always struggled with extending the learning experience to help make workplace learning less of a one-time event and more of a long-term process. Social tools are one way to shift this approach, offering great opportunities for increasing our reach before, during, and after formal training. But sometimes when using social tools in the same ways we use them in our personal lives, we miss opportunities to leverage them differently to support extended learning and engagement with our audience. There's so much more that these tools have to offer than just asking people to join discussion groups!

In this session, you'll look beyond traditional approaches and instead dive deep into innovative and surprising ways that familiar social tools like Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat can be integrated into your own work. You’ll rethink your approach to proprietary/internal social tools as well. As you'll see from real workplace examples, these tools can span a wide range of uses, including supporting traditional training, making rules and processes clearer, supporting organizational initiatives like onboarding and branding, and even just helping learners engage with you and with each other. You’ll then put this knowledge to work right in the session by using one of these tools to start building your own new social solution.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify which tools are best suited to your learners, organization, and instructional goals
  • How to better understand tools at their root so you can leverage them in more useful ways
  • Ideas for partnering with learners to generate more user-generated content
  • Ideas for overcoming resistance and common objections
  • Hands-on tips for using these tools to create a solution for your workplace challenges

Novice and intermediate designers and developers

Technology discussed in this session:
Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and proprietary/internal social tools.

Technology required:
Computer or mobile device you can access social networks on.

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research

The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina's award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

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