708 Creating a Social Learning Ecosystem
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 31
Learning has been and always will be social. However, in a world of increasing use of eLearning and mobile-learning courses, we run the risk of coming full circle back to stale, unengaging “click-here”-based learning. People naturally collect in communities of practice outside of work (Facebook, Google+, reddit, Tumblr, etc.) to share and collaborate. How do we create an ecosystem of learning that engages learners both within and outside our eLearning content?
In this session you will learn how to develop communities of practice through an online-learning ecosystem. You will explore best practices for how to engage learners and keep them engaged. You will discuss ways to facilitate large-scale communities of practice (15,000+) down to smaller, more intimate, communities (50+). You will gain tips and tricks on how to use curation for user-submitted content, communication portals (blogs, forums, etc.), and direct discussion linked to specific learning modules.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why social learning is vital for training
- Ways to implement social learning ranging from small to enterprise
- Best practices for engagement with learning through social tools
- How other companies are utilizing social learning
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
Senior eLearning Developer
Providence Health and Services
Bryce Wescott is a senior eLearning developer for Providence Health and Services. As a lead member of the innovation-technology team, Bryce’s role is to engage with new technologies and strategize means for implementation. Prior to his current role he oversaw application-implementation training for five states with Providence’s electronic medical-record system (EMR).