Tag Archives: social learning

How to Manage Projects in a Team Environment Successfully

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As Instructional Designers, our workload looks a bit different than the average person. We tend to work project by project, and if you’re anything like this team, you work on multiple projects at once. Sometimes it can get confusing and overwhelming – not to mention a little chaotic with multiple people on one team! In order to successfully manage your …

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Building an Effective Team in the Workplace

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Successful teams are cohesive because team members work cooperatively, sharing common goals as well as the resources to achieve them. They are productive, not because team members never disagree, but because they have worked out ways to resolve conflicts when they occur. They are efficient because tasks are assigned in a way that takes into account each member’s skills and …

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Is Social Media Social Learning?

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The easy answer is: No, social media is not social learning. So, what is the relationship between social media and social learning? I like to think of them as the tool and the blueprint. Social media is a tool. It can exist on its own, separate from social learning, but it can also be incorporated into learning to support social …

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Mobile Learning’s Impact on Instructional Design

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It seems the common catalyst for emerging learning theories like Connectivism, Online Collaborative Learning, Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs), Online Networked Learning Environments, and other online-oriented paradigms is the importance of establishing social presence in the learning environment. As Downes (2008) points out: the focus of a personal learning environment “is more on creation and communication than it is consumption and …

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Keep it Social: Using Social Learning Theory to Improve Instructional Strategies

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I’m going to come right out and say it: learning is social. All learning occurs in a social context. Whether it is the social pressures/motivators for pursuing an education, the interactions between students and teachers, the interactions between students and peers, even the interaction between students and the class content (books, movies, pictures, handouts, materials, etc. are all created or …

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