I am currently scoping out a project which will involve an element of new systems training. My challenge is to create some engaging training materials- I want to move away from the traditional face to face sessions and screen shot heavy reference guides. I also want to promote social learning- a platform for learners to share information, give feedback on the training and (later) identify 'experts'- I'd also like to create a sense of excitement as this system will bring real benefits although the target population will be new to using a social media approach to learning.
I'd love to hear from anyone in the LSG community who has experience of delivering a similar kind of training and/or has had success in using social learning to support formal training.
Thanks in advance
Great to see that you want to utilise a wider variety of media to help engage your learners and it couldn't apply in a better area than systems training - let's face it it's not the sexiest subject :)
In terms of social learning and finding the right blend, we've just produced a green paper which you'll probably find helpful; it's a new approach to a blended learning model that's more in tune with how people learn today. You can download a copy here: www.brightwave.co.uk/e-mosaic
One tip, (especially if you're training a dispersed group of people), is to use mobile technology for top-ups, and if you're supporting this alongside other more established training methods, it doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming to the audience.
I wish you all the best with your project, and hope that you find the perfect blend
Hi Emma - I found Bob Mosher's presentation at the Conference had a great section on designing content that would work effectively as informal learning/ performance support/ collaboration interventions. He broke it down into