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Best Practices in making Learning Social & Fun


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Building a Social Learning Network? Learn best practices in making learning social and fun.

Building a Social Learning Network? Learn best practices in making learning social and fun.

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  • 1. Building a Social Learning Network – Best Practices in making Learning Social & Fun Shivanu Shukla, Co-Founder & CEO @heyshiv #LearnX Confidential 1
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  • 3. Changing Landscape Social Mobile Source: Confidential 3
  • 4. Changing Workplace Source: Work-Life “Blending” More Mobility Source: More Gen Y Source: Confidential 4
  • 5. Shifts in the Learning Landscape Free, Open & User Generated Content Video, iTunes U, MultimediaLess Gurus, More Peers Source: Confidential 5
  • 6. New Learning Paradigm SocialTraditional Learning Social Learning Classroom based Anytime Anywhere New Curriculum based Experience Based Content Age Mobile Personalized & User LearningSyndicated Content Generated Content Teacher/Trainer Student/Learner Centric Centric Cloud Confidential 6
  • 7. #1 Build Learning Communities A social community for ongoing anytime anywhere learning discussions Community topic should be relevant & issue-based Keep it informal & simple Blend with physical, formal training Extend beyond organizational silos Source: Confidential 7
  • 8. #2 Create “Social” Content Create personalized user-generated multimedia content that is being shared & collaborated on by the community More Share = More Community Engagement Co-create Content Video > Infographics > Ppt > Text Leverage the power of the content library of the web Source: Confidential 8
  • 9. #3 Share & Build Experiences People value learning from each other more than they value formal education & training methods Experience => Share => Learning => Experience Peer Experiences > Formal Training Create avenues for new experiences during classroom training sessions Source: Jane Hart Confidential 9
  • 10. #4 Reward & Encourage Games are not just for kids; Reward participation in the community through points, badges or “formal” means Community Participation > One-off Assessment Content Creation > Sharing > Participation > Consumption Drive engagement & value through points, levels, badges, skills Source: Confidential 10
  • 11. #5 Don’t Teach, Facilitate Collaborative Learning thrives as much on user engagement & participation as on trainer facilitation Don’t answer all questions, but help other learners in answering the question A successful community discovers, explores and finds answers on their own Source: Confidential 11
  • 12. #0 Get a Social Learning Platform The ability to deliver a social learning experience requires specific tools that can drive engagement & learning Social – Community & Engagement Collaboration – Share & Co-create Learning – Content & Assessments Gamification – Reward & Encourage Analytics – Drive Performance Manage – Blend Classroom Trainings Cloud – Anytime, Anywhere Mobile – Any device Confidential 12
  • 13. Summary• The battlefield is changing – User expectations, Learning environment & content• There is a need for Collaborative & Social Learning to drive forward the learning process in the organization• Key things to remember: – Community > Classroom – User-generated Content > Formal Syndicated Content – Experience > Curriculum – Engagement > Assessment – Facilitate > Teach• Technology is an enabler to deliver a social learning experience Source: Confidential 13
  • 14. Shivanu Shukla Thank You! @heyshiv Every morning in Africa, when the sun rises, a gazelle wakes up and says to himself – “If I don’t run faster than the cheetah, I will die”Every morning in Africa, when the sun rises, a cheetah wakes up and says to himself – “If Idon’t run faster than the gazelle, I will starve” It really doesn’t matter if you think you are a cheetah or a gazelle, but every morning, when the sun rises, you better be running! Confidential 14