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Social Media and its Role in Informal Learning (for Dummies)
 

Social Media and its Role in Informal Learning (for Dummies)

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A simple introduction to informal learning and a look at how social networking tools can be used to improve learning opportunities.

A simple introduction to informal learning and a look at how social networking tools can be used to improve learning opportunities.

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    Social Media and its Role in Informal Learning (for Dummies) Social Media and its Role in Informal Learning (for Dummies) Presentation Transcript

    • David Wills
    • By end of session you will be able to: ◦ Define what is meant by informal learning ◦ Demonstrate an awareness of some of the most useful social networking tools
    •  Traditional Training Function  Informal Learning Paradox  Social Media’s Role in Informal Learning  Most Popular Social Media Tools
    •  To organise structured (formal) learning events
    •  Computer based learning  Online learning / e-learning  Learning Management Systems
    •  Traditionally, 80% of training budget spent on formal learning  Recognised that 80% of workplace learning occurs informally! ◦ Watching people ◦ Asking questions ◦ Trial and error ◦ Looking things up in book
    • Individuals use social tools to build a trusted network of friends and colleagues – a “Personal Learning Network”  Ask and answer questions  Exchange resources, ideas and experience  Brainstorm and solve problems together  Keep up to date with what colleagues are doing  Learn from each other, often without realising it
    • Which are the most popular?
    •  Informal Learning in 10 minutes – Jay Cross  Social Media for Informal Learning  Social Networking: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning  100+ Examples of Using Social Media for Learning  A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning