October 14, 2015
Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann
In today’s hyper-networked virtual, global, and mobile workplace, organizations are beginning to rely on informal learning using social networks and mobile technologies. This makes sense. Social media provides rich resources for informal learning outside the classroom as well as supplemental learning within the classroom. Both timely and collaborative, social media outlets provide you with the power to make sure learning occurs during your events and continues afterward. It can be used to build community and continue the learning conversation started in the classroom, as a stand-alone “just in time” set of resources for instant gratification, or for anything in between.
These elements of modern workplace training bring a host of important elements to the table for an instructional program—long-term learner engagement, nontraditional sequencing and delivery, learning environments, and communities of practice. But effective implementation of mobile and social virtual classroom strategies doesn’t just happen. A strategic approach to training design is required when you want to deploy your virtual classroom using these approaches.
This session will be focused on incorporating mobile technologies and social media into a virtual classroom event. Attendees will learn to:
- Identify why, when, and how participants will be utilizing the mobile virtual classroom.
- Apply design strategies that maximize the live, mobile environment.
- Incorporate social media tools and networks into a virtual learning experience to accomplish formal and informal learning.
- Integrate social media into virtual classroom design during and in between live sessions.