Five Guidelines Pertinent in Instructional Activities
- Look for objectives that will benefit from an element of sharing, co-creation, or networking
- Key indicators/phrases: best practices, common approaches, most acceptable
- Ask yourself: What tools are my learn-ers already using? Where do people publish, share, discuss, organize, find, and comment on content?
- Which tools are likely to confuse or annoy, which will inspire and please, and which are easiest to begin using today?
- Identify the smallest amount of the correct learning activity to produce the desired learning outcome.
- The most impressive applications of social media in learning bring more speed to learn- ing, deliver a wider or deeper range of content, and successfully reduce time in formal classroom environments.
- Myth: learning stops at 5 PM - Use social media to keep the learning alive
- Create a community space where learners can continue sharing resources, stories, and experiences.
- Look at the amount of traffic you are getting to evaluate the adoption of social media
- Check content regularly to see if posts are relevant to the topic, what is being learned, and how you can integrate it into future learning.
- Look for continuity between references and posts
Training focused: “Improve Formal Learning with Social Media” (Steer, 2012) -