We’re happy to announce the first guest post on the Tagoras blog and thrilled that it comes from Maddie Grant of SocialFish. Enjoy! – Jeff
Why do busy professionals turn to social media? For professional development, of course. Social tools make it possible for you to increase participation in your learning programs, actively engage learners, and make your learning programs more effective. Your job will be more rewarding when you transition your learners from passively listening to actively engaging through social channels you intentionally design as part of the learning experience.
But having social tools is just the start: you have to know how to apply them to instructional design. That’s where your expertise in learning and education is invaluable. You now have the tools to apply the principles of adult learning to your programs–whether face-to-face or online. Here are some tips for weaving social into your learning design – and vice-versa: