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Social Learning In Instructional Design: Practical Tips To Design Effective Collaborative eLearning Activities

Social Learning In Instructional Design: Practical Tips To Design Effective Collaborative eLearning Activities

The significant penetration of social media in our daily lives as well as the raise of corporate presence in them, without any doubt, make them ideal learning tools, a fact that instructional designers for eLearning cannot overlook. In this article, I’ll present the different types of collaborative eLearning activities you may include in your instructional design for eLearning, and I’ll share some tips for designing collaborative eLearning activities that in practice I've found effective.

Success And Inhibiting Factors Behind The Instructional Design Of Collaborative eLearning Activities: What eLearning Professionals Need To Know

Success And Inhibiting Factors Behind The Instructional Design Of Collaborative eLearning Activities

A quick look on eLearning job advertisements and one will immediately notice the increasing demand for instructional designers capable to create collaborative eLearning activities, by taking full advantage of social media, as learning tools. However, despite the demand and the many articles written about the effectiveness of social learning and its direct impact in eLearning, collaborative eLearning activities are still not frequently integrated into the instructional design to the extent we would expect. In this article, I’ll present the factors that contribute to the success of collaborative eLearning activities, as well as the inhibiting factors that make Instructional Designers reluctant to include them in their instructional design for eLearning.

Social Network Sites: Facebook For Education?

Social Network Sites: Facebook For Education?

Social network sites, also referred to as social media sites, such as Facebook, Ning, and SuperClubsPLUS, attract young people today. Because of the familiarity with secondary students, ease of use, and ease of access, social network sites could be incorporated seamlessly into the online learning environment (OLE). By doing so, they would extend learning to a dynamic, changing, and shared experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They would actively engage students, as many already monitor their own online presence for new activity or comments often.

Social Learning: 3 Pro Tips To Make Your Course Social

Social Learning: 3 Pro Tips To Make Your eLearning Course Social

We live in a digital world. Our interactions are digital. Our learning is digital. We keep trying to mirror the “real” life in the digital world, where we are spending most of our time. Our opinions are shared on social media, our friends “like” us on social media, the reviews and testimonials we are looking for are online. And the closer we mirror the real world in our digital endeavors, the closer we will be to achieve the same results. But, what does this mean for eLearning?

The Buzz About Social Learning

The Buzz About Social Learning

Social learning—everyone’s talking about it. And if everyone’s talking about it, that means it must be fun, right? Like a party or an ice cream social? Add some sprinkles, and all your employees will be running to this mandatory training session. While social learning can be a fun, less intense approach to corporate training, it’s a serious learning strategy that can have huge results.

Top 9 eLearning Predictions For 2014

Top 9 eLearning Predictions For 2014

2013 was an exciting year for eLearning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. The year saw many interesting developments in areas such as Learning Standards/Specifications (xAPI), Programming Languages (HTML 5), Gamification, Game-based Learning, etc. We believe that 2014 will see more powerful changes, owing to the maturing and convergence of some of these technologies. If 2013 was a year of ‘contemplations’, 2014 will be a year of ‘decisions’! Read on…

The Fun Side Of Social Learning – A Case Study

The Fun Side Of Social Learning – A Case Study

Social learning has been much discussed over the last few years. There seems to be a wide consensus that social media can contribute substantially to organizational learning efforts. The acceptance of informal learning as a major contributor to employees' competencies has brought about several fascinating methods and tools that facilitate and encourage the internal conversation and collaboration, which are the essence of social learning.

The Use Of Social Media In School Projects

The Use Of Social Media In School Projects

The following article gives real life examples of school projects in which the students used social media. Some took it upon themselves to use these outlets, and instructors assigned others. The following social media learning tactics are common and effective nonetheless.

The Twitter Guide For Teachers

Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible. In regards to Twitter, the possibilities are as endless as you make them. At the Teachers Guide to Twitter you will find: How as a teacher can you effectively utilize Twitter, a creative writing lesson plan using Twitter, 15 creative ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and 15 videos on how as a teacher can you use Twitter in classroom!

The Facebook Guide For Teachers

The Facebook Guide For Teachers

How do I properly use Facebook in the classroom? What are the golden Facebook rules for teachers? How can as a teacher utilize Facebook in the classroom? These are some of the questions that you will be able to answer after reading the Facebook Guide for Teachers.