How can social media boost effectiveness of traditional E-Learning courses? E-Learning and social media each facilitate the transfer of information across long distances and great divides. It should be simple, then, to find a symbiotic relationship between the two.
Let’s start with Twitter. The combination of Twitter’s forced brevity and its focus on topically-engineered “hashtags” provide an efficient way to aggregate snippets of information (that may also include external links) relevant to a specific subject. For instance, associating the #elearning hashtag to your tweet will include it among the vast sea of search results for E-Learning-related tweets.
The following is a resource sheet provided by Randy Krum of InfoNewt and coolinfographics.com, who spoke on the topic of leveraging the power of infographics at our E-Learning Symposium last Wednesday.
Intro to Infographics
NASA Planet Four: http://planetfour.org/
Tower of Beer: http://www.rothira.com/tower-of-beer
2011 Wisconsin Crash Calendar: http://www.ghsa.org/html/resources/showcase/wi1.html
How Affiliate Marketing Works: http://www.sugarrae.com/affiliate-marketing/how-affiliate-marketing-works/
History of Christmas Trees: http://www.christmastreemarket.com/History-of-the-Christmas-Tree-Origin-...
As a medium for entertainment and learning, video is an Internet star. YouTube claims to have more than 1 billion unique visitors each month. Globally, 25% of all YouTube views are from mobile devices. Much of this new video content is shot on inexpensive equipment by amateur videographers. The videos feature friends and workplace experts – not professional actors – connecting with their viewers in refreshingly informal ways.
Yesterday, Sanjay Nasta and Linda Warren of MicroAssist conducted a seminar on Public Facing Training. The topic was a good fit—when the speakers asked the audience for reasons why they chose to attend, many of them said they wanted to learn how to train and apply that knowledge in a business capacity.