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

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Prior to Course Start

Here are some ideas for using Facebook prior to a course:
• Use Facebook as an advance planner for learners: Post agendas, objectives, links to source texts, etc. This will set the stage for learning and clarify course content for learners.
• Ask learners to read and comment on an article dealing with course content.
• Invite learners to introduce themselves, including an interesting tidbit or two, a photo of their cubicles, or links to a favorite book for sale on Amazon. Remember the old icebreaker-type introductions that included finding “something in your wallet that represents you or your style as a leader or your attitude toward change”? That could easily be replicated by taking photos of items and posting them on ...

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