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Social Media for Learning

Enhance the learning experience with informal learning and social media approaches.

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Social media is now a ubiquitous part of our lives. You may be leveraging tools and platforms but have you outlined a comprehensive strategy for incorporating social learning approaches? Enhance and extend the traditional learning and development experience. Get concrete ideas for incorporating social media into your training programs to create engaging and collaborative learning experiences.

  • Face-to-Face2 Days
  • Online 6 sessions, 12 hours total
  • OnsiteFlexible dates & duration

Dates & Locations

Live Online

Nov 05-Dec 17, 2015

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Las Vegas, NV

Jan 11-12, 2016

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Live Online

Mar 09-Apr 13, 2016

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Denver, CO

May 20-21, 2016

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Program Overview

Program Overview

This interactive workshop will take in-depth look at Facebook, Linkedin, blogs, wikis, and microblogs (Twitter), among other technologies. Along the way we will examine specific strategies for leveraging the strengths of each, and choosing which to use when. While we will discuss concepts like social learning, learning communities, and overcoming barriers, the focus of this program is on specific training activities that can be facilitated with social media tools.

Note: participants will need to be able to access assorted sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter during and in between workshop sessions. Participants who cannot access these sites during work hours will not be eligible to participate fully in the workshop.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Employ a variety of social media tools to create content and encourage communication and interaction.
  • Identify specific strategies for adapting current classroom practices for use via one or more social media technologies.
  • Develop a plan for transforming or extending an existing training program to incorporate one or more social media technologies.


  • Topic 1 - Introductions
  • Topic 2 - Social Learning & Other Learning
  • Topic 3 - Introduction to Tools
  • Topic 4 - Publishing & Broadcasting
  • Topic 5 - Sharing Materials, Images, Links & Profiles
  • Topic 6 - Building Relationships
  • Topic 7 - Collaborating
  • Topic 8 - Designing with Social Tools
  • Topic 9 - Supporting the Effort
  • Appendices
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for professionals who are relatively new to using social media in learning programs. Some time will be allocated to demonstrating how to set up and use these technologies.

Credits & Attendance

Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More

CPLP© Recertification Points

This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at

HRCI Recertification Credits

This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Attendance Policy

Face-to-Face Courses

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses

Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 1.4 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program.

For programs with 5 or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate.
For programs with 4 or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. 

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