Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social networking sites have become a major part of how we communicate today. But how can they help learning and development professionals progress both their own learning as well as that of their team?
Social media has already transformed the way we communicate online, and it has shown signs of being used in learning and development – so much so, that in 2015 LinkedIn decided to purchase online learning provider Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.
- Keep an eye on what your peers are posting
One of the main advantages of social media is that it creates virtual communities where you can interact with people in similar roles and ask them questions and advice. Find people and organisations to follow that will give you a different perspective from the norm.
- Learn from video content
As well as directing your learners to videos, you can learn from them yourself. Perhaps there’s a new piece of legislation you can’t get your head around – there’s almost certainly a video explaining it in simple terms.
- Use it to identify new trends
Good L&D professionals are constantly on the lookout for change, whether that’s developments in learning technology, health and safety law or theory best practice. This means you can stay ahead of the game and implement change quickly if and when it’s needed.
Social media is an effective way to keep your own skills sharp and follow those at the forefront of your industry for very little cost.
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- See how others create a buzz about a training event
See what others are doing to get learners excited about an event and help to ensure a full turnout.
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