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The Trainer’s Social Media Bag of Tricks Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog

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  • 1. The Trainers Social Media Bag of Tricks Beth Kanter, Beths Blog
  • 2. My passion is teaching and learning . Photo by Steve Goodman
  • 3. Social Media Engaging Content in many places Crowdsourcing network Sharing Conversations Fundraising Learning and content creation
  • 4. Beth Kanter, CEO, Zoetica
  • 5. What We Will Cover 1. Can social media really enhance training for learners and instructor? 2. How to think like a social instructional designer 3. My 6 favorite social media tools for trainings and a few secrets to using them What we are not going to cover!
  • 6. Quick Poll Whats your level of experience using social media? Overcoming Goldilocks Problem
  • 7. Quick Poll Whats your experience designing and delivering trainings?
  • 8. Twitter hashtag: #engage365 http://socialmedia-for-trainers.wikispaces.com/
  • 9. Why do most training fail?
  • 10. More Engaging, Pay More Attention, Improve Retention
  • 11. Access to the web/social media can enrich classroom discussions Not everyone believes that is true Not scientifically proven Individualized to the learning style and learner
  • 12. Social media can help you be a more an effective instructor!
  • 13. How To Think Like A Social Instructional Designer Audience/Lesson Plan Before Materials development Instructional technique During Reading the room Evaluation After Leave behinds
  • 14. Quick Poll What social media tools have you used as part of trainings?
  • 15. Google Forms Online survey to spreadsheet tool What Easy to collect info Create private browsing page Why Pre and Post Surveys Shareable Class List Apply
  • 16. Delicious Social bookmarking sites your browser favorites available to everyone What Harness the wisdom of the crowds when researching saves time Why Easy to share and collaborate Research and materials development Apply
  • 17. Easy to share and collaborate
  • 18. http://delicious.com/kanter/backchannel
  • 19. Easy to share and collaborate
  • 20. Leverage Wisdom of the Crowds for research
  • 21. Wiki Wiki: An editable web site What Easy way to create a hub for your training materials Be more green less paper copies Why Living resource learners can participate Electronic flip chart Materials Apply
  • 22. Solo space or shared space Private or not Basic Layout/Information Design
  • 23. Solo Space: Wiki Portfolio
  • 24. Workshop Hub
  • 25. Electronic Flip Charts
  • 26. Slideshare: A social network to share slides. What Connect with SME Dont need to start from scratch Why Easy to share your decks Distribute Slides Research for materials development Apply
  • 27. Very rich source for research because you can view decks from conferences, colleagues, and other SME in your topic.
  • 28. Social network site What Ease of use, speed Why Quick research Apply Back Channel during session
  • 29. The Backchannel is a live chat during a workshop or presentation. Twitter is often used for this purpose, but so are online chats.
  • 30. Some tips from the book: 1.) Plan your key points as tweets 2.) Ask someone to be your backchannel advocate if you find it distracting to speak and tweet 3.) Use a hashtag and aggregator 4.) Take Twitter breaks to review responses 5.) Listen to what is being said and respond 6.) Incorporate the use of Twitter into an learning exercise: If youve used Twitter as a backchannel, whats your best tip? #engage365.
  • 31. Digital cameras and online photo/video sharing and live streaming What Creates content for future workshops Why Improve practice Documentation of workshop, learning process, and promotional Apply
  • 32. Tips Dont use a vacuum cleaner approach Document process and ah ha moments Video interviews of how people will apply what they learned Hand camera to eager student
  • 33. Social Media tools can be really useful in the trainers tool bag, but it also changes your practice -Fully research audience -Make your instructional concepts more social media friendly -Plan for engagement -May need to improvise your delivery more and be flexible to tweak in real time Integrate one new tool/technique a month
  • 34. Book Giveaway
  • 35. Thank You! Beths Blog http://beth.typepad.com