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  • 1. Using social media to improve learning and performance in the workplace Jane Hart Social Media & Learning Consultant Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  • 2. What is social media? “ Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio.” Wikipedia
  • 3. What is social media? Sites and tools like Blogs Wikis Social Networks Social Bookmarking Podcasts Podcasts RSS Micro-blogging Photo sharing sites Video sharing site
  • 4. How does social media differ from traditional media? Previously … Content publishing Expert-generated content One-way communication aka Read Web Web 1.0
  • 5. How does social media differ from traditional media? Previously … Content publishing Expert-generated content One-way communication aka Read Web Web 1.0 Now … Social interactions, connections and networking Collaboration and sharing User-generated content aka Read-Write Web Web 2.0
  • 6. Why is social media important for learning and performance support? It supports new approaches in the workplace including: Informal learning Performance support Self-managed learning Learner-led rather then instructor led Group learning aka Social Learning Learning 2.0
  • 7. What is driving the use of social media in the workplace? One The workforce is made up of 4 (of the 5) generations and the younger generations (who have grown up with technology) are demanding more up-to-date, relevant tools and solutions …
  • 8. Veterans Baby Boomers Gen X Gen Y Gen Z Born 1925-45 1946-64 1965-79 In the workforce? 1980-95 1996- Most are in retirement but youngest still in the workforce although they will leave in next 5 years Influence of digital technology Hold significant positions in the workforce but large numbers retiring early Out of full-time education and in the workforce Some in education others in the workforce. In full-time education; they will start to appear in the workforce in about 5 years. Have come to technology late in life; now biggest growing Internet user group Overview of the Generations Introduced to technology in 30s and 40s Digital technology emerged during their late teens Never known a world without the Internet Have enjoyed digital technology their entire lives
  • 9. Generation Y Biggest generation since the Baby Boomers and 3 times as large as Gen X. Generation Y will outnumber Baby Boomers by 2010 They are: Self-confident, self-reliant, social, opinionated, goal-oriented multi-taskers Hyper-connected (with web and mobile devices) Want work tools to mirror web tools
  • 10. What is driving the use of social media in the workplace? Two: More technically-savvy people across ALL generations are demanding more relevant up-to-date tools and solutions …
  • 11.
    • It is no longer a matter of being a digital native (someone who grew up with the technology or a digital immigrant (someone who has learnt to use the technology)
    • but about digital fluency – the level of experience with:
    • computers, the Internet, mobile devices
    • digital information skills
    • More and more people across generations are becoming digitally fluent and engaging with social media
  • 12. Universal McCann’s Comparative Study on Social Media (2008) shows: 83% of Internet users have watched videos 73% have read a blog 57% have joined a social networking site 55% have uploaded photos 43% have started a blog 39% subscribe to an RSS feed 22% have uploaded videos
  • 13. How do you engage with social media? There are a number of levels of engagement …
  • 14. BROWSE websites podcasts, File-sharing sites ((videos, docs, presentations) blogs, wikis SHARE LINKS collected in a social book marking tool or items managed in an RSS reader CONTRIBUTE Review/rate items on websites and file0sharing sites, comment on blogs, edit wiki articles and shared documents CONNECT using instant messaging, email, micro blogging or social networking sites (CREATE &) SHARE CONTENT (text, images, audio, video) using file sharing sites, online office suites and other online services CREATE COLLAB OPPORT- UNTIES set up a blog, wiki or social network Aggregate resources and tools in a personal (shareable) learning environment Increasing levels of engagement with social media PARTICIPANT CREATOR READER
  • 15. NOTES Not everyone needs to be a Creator All people will need to be Participants There are different degrees of participation – from the reactive to the proactive Those who have high levels of engagement will be the drivers for use of social media in organisations; their skills should be harnessed Others will need help and support in increasing their engagement with social media
  • 16. How can you assess your level of engagement with social media? Use our profiling tool to assess your current level of engagement with social media
  • 17. How can you increase your level of engagement with social media? Work through (the relevant Activities) in our Engaging with Social Media programme to increase your level of engagement
  • 18. How can you social media be used to improve learning and performance ONE : To improve individual learning and performance TWO : To improve team learning and performance THREE : To improve organisational learning and performance and relationships with employees, customers and suppliers Although inter-dependent, each of these can be addressed independently
  • 19. Which social media should you use? There are a number of contributing factors ONE : The changing technological landscape …
  • 20. Influencing factors in the technological landscape Consumerization of IT - the increasing use of personal tools and devices for business use Cloud computing - the increasing use of hosted services Open source and freeware - the increasing use of non-commercial tools and systems Perpetual beta - the fact that systems and software are in a constant state of development and evolution
  • 21. Which social media should you use? There are a number of contributing factors TWO : Organisational factors, like security of data, budget, level of IT support, etc
  • 22. How can we help you? ONE : We can help you understand more fully the factors (both generational and technological) driving the use of social media for learning and performance support TWO: We can help you experience social media to understand and appreciate its potential THREE : We can help you identify the ways that social media can be used to improve individual, team and organisational learning and performance FOUR : We can help you select the right social media toolset for learning and performance improvement and support FIVE : We can help you assess your workforce’s digital fluency to help you identify the Readers, Participants and Creators AND increase individuals’ engagement with social media (from Reader to Participant level; from Participant to Creator level)
  • 23. Want to find out more? VISIT: and/or EMAIL: Jane Hart [email_address]