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How to use social media tools as part of a blended solution
Transcript of How to use social media tools as part of a blended solution
or Posterous to write learning blogs Examples of the use of social media tools in
personal directed learning: Joining a social network such as Facebook
to interact with others and build a personal or professional network Using micro-sharing services such as CitySpeek to follow others and to share information Examples of the use of social media tools in
group directed learning: Using collaborative tools such as
MediaWiki to work together on common documents or brainstorm Using private micro-blogging tools to talk in real time about work issues,ask questions and join work groups Examples of social tools in intra-organisational learning: Using blogs to update your team on project progress etc Creating a collaborative resource or knowledge
base that all employees can contribute to Examples of social media in
accidental & serendipitous learning: Finding out new things by using micro-sharing services, joining social networks, viewing photo-sharing, video-sharing or presentation-sharing services Finding links to resources in a social bookmarking site that can help prompt ideas and creativity Real life examples: Canadian Telecoms Company TELUS shifted its investment from 3rd party learning to MS SharePoint to share information and support learning through a more informal channel. The SharePoint application enables employees to upload blogs, wiki’s, videos and on line communities. Thomson Reuters has introduced Yammer, the micro-sharing service that enables employees to connect and share information across global sites. Questions: 1. Is it true that everyone is already engaged with social media? And if not, can we still use these tools successfully in blended solutions? 2. Does all this sharing - blogging / Twittering etc - mean TOO MUCH information? How do we sort the wheat from the chaff, work out what is important and what is just white noise? 3. Can we meaningfully measure the success of
social media tools in learning?