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Top tips for using
Social Media in your
#Learning Design
By Karla Howard,
Instructional Systems Designer, GP Strategies EM...
#1 - Monitor social media
Monitor social media
news sites for relevant
and up to date stories,
events and incidents
that c...
#2 - Utilise social media design
If your audience is frequently
using social media, use those
platforms to influence
your ...
#3 - Use social media to generate ideas
and discussions
If you’re looking for ideas or
need more information on
your topic...
#learning
gpstrategiesltd.com
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@kwhoward1
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Top Tips for using Social Media in your #Learning Design

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Instructional Systems Designer, Karla Howard from GP Strategies shares her top tips for using social media when designing learning programmes

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Top Tips for using Social Media in your #Learning Design

  1. 1. Top tips for using Social Media in your #Learning Design By Karla Howard, Instructional Systems Designer, GP Strategies EMEA #learning “How do we transfer this huge social media phenomenon to designing training?”
  2. 2. #1 - Monitor social media Monitor social media news sites for relevant and up to date stories, events and incidents that can be used within your learning scenarios. #learning “By using real comments from Facebook and Twitter and news commentary I was able to make the material come to life in a raw way. It wasn’t real. It wasn’t made up and nor was it unrealistic.”
  3. 3. #2 - Utilise social media design If your audience is frequently using social media, use those platforms to influence your design. Make a mock Facebook page or similar to show a group, club or activity page and the comments within it. It all helps to make the scenario current and relevant to its reader as well as being an interactive way to engage. #learning “Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others are daily destinations for millions of global consumers who spend an average of 37 minutes per day on them.” “The lure of social media is immense”
  4. 4. #3 - Use social media to generate ideas and discussions If you’re looking for ideas or need more information on your topic use the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Yammer to get started. #learning “I did in relation to social media and emergency management and got global replies which I facilitated online with amazing results.”
  5. 5. #learning gpstrategiesltd.com Download the full article Follow Karla Howard @kwhoward1 or connect on LinkedIn

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