Using Social Media To Deliver Training - Free Webinar

Today's new generation of employees have a high degree of exposure to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It has transformed the way employees can access both static and real time dynamic information. Companies are able to share information about new product launches and product enhancements in a matter of a few seconds to large groups that include both employees and customers. Social media has many unique advantages. Access this webinar to learn about how social media can be used effectively to deliver training to achieve business goals.

Employees world-wide are using social media for all kinds of reasons. Apart from the sheer entertainment value of these channels, a key reason is also to do with them taking charge of their training needs and trying to bridge their learning gaps without waiting for a formal learning initiative to be put into place by their organization. In the time it takes for us as learning practitioners to rollout learning solutions, learners are already charting their own learning paths by tapping communities of practice, online searches, going through the company's Wiki or engaging with SMEs. With the high degree of exposure that they have to social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and so on, employees can access real time information as it evolves out there.

Organizations also have been able to tap this phenomenon to reduce their time-to-market for introducing product launches, new trainings in no time at all. Or have they? Can social media really be used to deliver training? What about the time-honored field of learning design? With the amount of user-generated content floating around, can we as training specialists channelize our learners into effective use of social media? What paradigm shift do we need to be able to tap social media as a powerful means of delivering training?

View this recorded webcast to answer questions including the following:

  • What is social media anyway? Is it a passing fad? Will it impact the way training has traditionally been delivered?
  • Who uses social media? How does it work?
  • What are the key trends in social learning or learning through collaboration?
  • What is the impact on learning design and how do we blend social media into the design of our eLearning experiences? How do we meet learner's needs for on-demand learning more swiftly and provide opportunities for immediate access and self-directed learning?
  • What are the limitations of social media?
  • What are the barriers to delivering training through social media?

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