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Nick Hindley

Norfolk County Council

Global Learning and Development Manager

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Use of social media for group learning


We are designing some leadership training and want to encourge groups to learn together informally before during and after the structured modules.

I am interested in hearing about the exeperiences others have of how you make best use of this approach.

Thanks, Nick.    

6 Responses

  1. disjoint?


    Social media is mentioned in your title but not in your text……

    I am doing Action Learning Sets based around real business outcomes, this is always a really good way to further less formal learning after/between modules…..but it has zip to do with social media.


  2. Connection between title and body of text.

    Hi Rus, sorry if I confused you. 

    I am interested in hearing aboutr how people are using social media to enable / encouarge groups to learn together.

    I agree that action learning is fantastic and I have many colleagues all over the world in different time zones who could find working together via social media a most effective way to work and so I am hoping to looking hear about some ideas from those who already use social media in this way.

    Cheers, Nick

  3. Use of Social media

     Hi Nick,

    For our Advanced Management Development Programme (open programme – series of module workshops) and our Heineken graduate Development programme, we have integrated the use of social media into the programmes.

    Specifically we set up unique forum groups for attendees to access on our website prior to and post workshops.

    The intention was to act as an additional blended learning approach…enabling facilitator engagement outside of the formal workshops and for attendees to continue conversations and debate, sharing experiences amongst themselves. 

    It is also an opportunity to post documents, set tests and pre-workshop work.

    Access to the course forum group is restricted to attendees only. On our team development programmes we post videos and pictures on our facebook page and invite comments, likes and discussion.

    Take up on all aspects is varied. 

    It depends alot on the value individuals feel they are getting form the engagement. The times where we’ve ‘led’ groups to the discussion are where we get most interaction. However, we’re yet to see discussion and engagement continue long after the programme is concluded.

    Yet to figure out what we need to do to continue to hold the interest….but initally the engagement can be very useful. We are also looking to combine m-learning engagement to this process as a further way to engage learners pre and post course.

    Happy to demo the forums set up at any time.



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