LinkedIn is a powerful tool in our personal learning toolkit. It not only connects us with our peers, but enables us to network with thought-leaders and contribute meaningfully to discussion subjects about which we're passionate. Guest blogger Jenny Holt provides guidance on how individuals (and even teams) can use this professional networking social platform for professional development.
For the uninitiated, LinkedIn is often seen as a social network that is good for making professional connections and developing a reputation as an industry thought leader. But, that’s not all it’s good for. The LinkedIn Groups feature is becoming an increasingly popular option for sharing top tips, giving and receiving feedback, and engaging in online discussions.
Here’s how you can use groups in your learning strategy.
Learning Environment Design,
Creating the right learning environment constitutes an important step in the modern instructional design process. Without an authentic setting, training programs fail, and learners don’t gain the knowledge they need to perform their jobs effectively.
What do we need to consider when incorporating learning environment design into our approach?
To get started, Catherine Lombardozzi, author of Learning Environments by Design, encourages us to ask, “How do I make a comprehensive learning strategy out of all the ways we can help people to learn, out of all the resources we can give them?”
Phylise Banner, Learning Experience Architect and Modern Learning on the Air host, discussed this topic and more in a recent enlightening interview.
Learning Environment Design