Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sheila, William, Dirk

Social learning provides many new opportunities. This allows people to communicate without the need to congregate. Seting up a social media site is easier than most think and the opportunities are varied. We feel that formal learning will still be best for intro courses but updates and refreshers anre prime for the social media world.  Remember: Make it itneresting though to draw them in because pushing won't work.

Staci, Tracey and Matt

Personal Directed learning is accessible to all employees with opportunities available online with YouTube, SharePoint, and a Facebook closed page for employees, as well as variety of other tools and links to be found Pinterest and Diigo. Employees may access this at their own pace and interest. 

Formal structured learning
Social media can be used for continuous learning. With prework opportunities, session work,  continual conversations between sessions, and post work or recap/reconnect after the course is complete to keep momentum going. It is our role to be the filter and select the tools that work well together with our audience at what THEY use already. We don't want another level of training needed for the participant to learn another social media type. Incorporating technology into the classroom.

Group Directed Learning is
giving a learning objective and have a collaboration of attendees to use tools such as Google Drive and using Pinterest or Diigo to direct them to the appropriate link. Moving away from email and allowing real-time collaboration on one document or product.

Heidi, Erika, Eugenia

Some great examples of utilizing social tools for GDL include creating a Facebook group for alumni to engage iin communities of practice. I will implement this for my leadership program. Also using video for a specific group such as CUstomer Serive on a specific topic.

For PDL there is a focus on individual learning through YouTube anytime from anyplace.

A key takeaway with FSL: I will supplement our orientation program by creating a blog where new hires can post one piece of information they believe would be useful to others.