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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Well First, What is “Learning”?

Clark Quinn offers perhaps the best definition of “learning”: “Learning encompasses retention and transfer of new information.” Regardless of how the information is gathered (for instance, from a trainer, from trial and error, from watching someone else), can the person remember the information, then make sense of it in context and apply it appropriately? The context of a problem—an opportunity to use the learning—triggers relevant associations with it, and as Quinn notes, “the more associations to information that’s relevant, the more likely we are to bring useful frameworks to bear. Consequently, we are able to make connections between our understanding, knowledge, and contexts” (Quinn, 2009).
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