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

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Advantages/Disadvantages of Blogs in Training

Advantages

Blogs are free, easy to create and update, and provide simple tools for adding links, photos, and videos. Most blog sites offer options for audio and video posting, and some provide capability for calling in from a telephone. Blog posts can be created ahead of time and scheduled for upload to the web. Instructors can obtain metrics about blog use, such as number of views or the time of day/day of week for views. Blogs can be password-protected and viewable only to those to whom the instructor gives access. While you can restrict access to the blog, those working for companies concerned about security or privacy can pay to have blogs placed inside the company firewall. Finally, unlike ...

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