5 Things to Remember
When Using Social Media in Instruction
1. Social Media and E-Learning Training Programs
2. Social Media Demographics Are Changing the Training Method Perception
Social media and its continued rise in use, have essentially changed the way people wish to communicate in general. This is especially so for the younger generation, who see online/E-learning in a social media setting as a way to network, broaden personal and professional associations, and as a way to stay on top of current issues, topics and industry trends while engaging in e-learning training at their own pace.
3. The 3 Top Social Media E-Learning Platforms
4. Have a Strong Business Culture Awareness to Social Media E-Learning
Have upfront communication PRIOR to starting or using Social Media E-learning training programs regarding responsive communication to others within the training session, such as sexting, cyberbullying, offensive language and/or emoji' use. These are very real concerns in the realm of social media use and it can be very easy for a Learner to cross the line of professionalism toward another and for another Learner to misconstrue that communication as something negative toward them. Therefore, remember that what is posted on social media, even in a training session, can go viral, and is a direct reflection of yourself and your image of the organization. Therefore, "THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE".
5. Reinforce Socia Media Use Policy
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