For those of you are “novice” – you might find some of this hard to digest in a webinar setting. And for those of you who are expert or advanced, you might find this session too basic.So, for those with experience, please share what you know in the chat/backchannel. For novices/beginners, please ask questions.
A couple caveats – I created a webinar wiki – that has my slides and links to resources. I included some excellent tutorial links – screen casts – so you if you want to get granular about how to set up and deploy some particular tools – it’s there for you.
We could probably have a huge debate as to whether we give laptops, smart phone, or social media in the classroom a pass or fail. There are different views for sure. But some have found that access to the web and by extension social media can enrich classroom discussions. It’s individualized to the learning style and the learner.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrussell/1477899923/There are definitely benefits to using social media and the various techniques I’m going to share – like the backchannelMeasure the temperature in the room and adjust as you goTools like Twitter and Delicious help you harness the wisdom of the crowds for case studies, examples, and links – makes your research more streamlinedHelps you extend the learning – before, during, afterwardsAfterwards is particularly important because you’re helping participants to what they learned into practice.That
What We Will Cover 1.
Can social media really enhance training for learners and instructor? 2. How to think like a social instructional designer 3. My 6 favorite social media tools for trainings and a few secrets to using them What we are not going to cover!
Google Forms • Online survey
to spreadsheet tool What • Easy to collect info • Create private browsing page Why • Pre and Post Surveys • Shareable Class List Apply
Delicious • Social bookmarking sites
– your browser favorites available to everyone What • Harness the wisdom of the crowds when researching – saves time Why • Easy to share and collaborate • Research and materials development Apply
Wiki • Wiki: An editable
web site What • Easy way to create a hub for your training materials • Be more green – less paper copies Why • Living resource – learners can participate • Electronic flip chart • Materials Apply
The Backchannel is a live
chat during a workshop or presentation. Twitter is often used for this purpose, but so are online chats.
Some tips from the book:
1.) Plan your key points as tweets 2.) Ask someone to be your backchannel advocate if you find it distracting to speak and tweet 3.) Use a hashtag and aggregator 4.) Take Twitter breaks to review responses 5.) Listen to what is being said and respond 6.) Incorporate the use of Twitter into an learning exercise: If you’ve used Twitter as a backchannel, what’s your best tip? #engage365.
• Digital cameras and online
photo/video sharing and live streaming What • Creates content for future workshops Why • Improve practice • Documentation of workshop, learning process, and promotional Apply
Tips •Don’t use a vacuum
cleaner approach • Document process and ah ha moments • Video interviews of how people will apply what they learned • Hand camera to eager student
Social Media tools can be
really useful in the trainer’s tool bag, but it also changes your practice -Fully research audience -Make your instructional concepts more social media friendly -Plan for engagement -May need to improvise your delivery more and be flexible to tweak in real time Integrate one new tool/technique a month