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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning

Book Description

A how-to resource for incorporating social media into training

Whether you work in a traditional or virtual classroom, social media can broaden your reach and increase the impact of training. In Social Media for Trainers, e-learning and new media expert Jane Bozarth provides an overview of popular tools, including blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and others. You'll learn to leverage each medium's unique features and applications to deliver training, facilitate discussions, and extend learning beyond the confines of a training event. This key resource offers a new set of powerful tools for augmenting and enhancing the value of your training.

PRAISE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TRAINERS

"Clear explanations and practical examples of the use of social media for learning, make this book essential reading for all workplace trainers."

—Jane Hart, founder, Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, and founding member of the Internet Time Alliance

"... a practical, intelligent book teaching trainers how to effectively utilize technology for real learning outcomes."

—Karl Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University and author of Learning in 3D and Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

"Trainers who want to succeed in the new social learning world should read this book. Jane has made social media easy, practical, and simple to use."

—Ray Jimenez, PhD, Chief Learning Architect, VignettesLearning.com

Table of Contents

  1. About This Book
    1. Why is this topic important?
    2. What can the reader achieve with this book?
    3. How is this book organized?
    4. Who is this book for?
  2. About Pfeiffer
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. List of Tables
  6. Table of Figures
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. What Will This Book Do for You?
    2. Who This Book Is for
    3. What This Book Covers
    4. Disclaimer
    5. Join In!
    6. Key Terms
  9. CHAPTER 1 - The Basics
    1. What Is Social Media?
    2. Why Social Media in Training?
    3. Which One?
    4. Choosing What to Use When
    5. Getting Started
    6. Summary
  10. CHAPTER 2 - Twitter
    1. In a Nutshell
    2. In a Larger Container
    3. How to View Twitter
    4. Advantages/Disadvantages of Twitter in Training
    5. Why Twitter Instead of Something Else?
    6. Why Twitter in Addition to Something Else?
    7. Getting Started
    8. Before the Training Event
    9. Pre-Work
    10. In Class
    11. Intersession Work
    12. Formative Evaluation
    13. Summative Evaluation
    14. Post-Class: Extending the Life of the Training
    15. Twitter Tools
    16. Inside the Enterprise
    17. Summary
  11. CHAPTER 3 - Facebook and Other Communities
    1. In a Nutshell
    2. In a Larger Container
    3. How to View Facebook
    4. Advantages/Disadvantages of Facebook in Training
    5. Why Facebook Instead of Something Else?
    6. Why Facebook in Addition to Something Else?
    7. Getting Started
    8. Once Your Personal Page, Group, or Fan Page Is Set Up
    9. Prior to Course Start
    10. Intersession Work
    11. Building a Learning Community with Facebook
    12. And Now, a Few Words about LinkedIn
    13. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 4 - Blogs
    1. In a Nutshell
    2. In a Larger Container
    3. How to View Blogs
    4. Advantages/Disadvantages of Blogs in Training
    5. Why Blogs Instead of Something Else?
    6. Why Blogs in Addition to Something Else?
    7. Getting Started
    8. To Provide a Course Site or Host an Online Course
    9. To Support a Traditional Course
    10. Pre-Work
    11. Intersession Work
    12. Formative and Summative Evaluation
    13. Final Projects
    14. Post-Course
    15. Building a Learning Community
    16. Summary
  13. CHAPTER 5 - Wikis
    1. In a Nutshell
    2. In a Larger Container
    3. How to View Wikis
    4. Advantages/Disadvantages of Wikis in Training
    5. Why Wikis Instead of Something Else?
    6. Why Wikis in Addition to Something Else?
    7. Getting Started
    8. Hosting an Online Course
    9. In Addition to an Online Course
    10. To Support a Traditional Course
    11. Pre-Work
    12. Intersession Work
    13. Post-Course
    14. Formative and Summative Evaluation
    15. Building a Learning Community
    16. Summary
  14. CHAPTER 6 - Other Tools
    1. Google Wave (www.wave.google.com)
    2. Google Docs (www.docs.google.com)
    3. YouTube (www.youtube.com)
    4. TeacherTube (www.teachertube.com)
    5. Social Bookmarking
    6. SlideShare (www.slideshare.net )
    7. Free Virtual Classroom Tools
    8. Skype (www.skype.com)
    9. VoiceThread (www.voicethread.com)
    10. Mashups: Game Changers
    11. UStream (www.ustream.tv)
    12. Summary
  15. CHAPTER 7 - The Bigger Picture
    1. Well First, What is “Learning”?
    2. What Is Social Learning?
    3. What Does Social Learning Look Like?
    4. And Now, 268 Words About Knowledge Management
    5. Social Learning: How to Do Things Versus How to Get Things Done
    6. What’s the Future?
    7. Getting Started with Social Learning
    8. Summary
  16. AFTERWORD
  17. APPENDIX
  18. REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READING
  19. ABOUT THE AUTHOR