Program Description: A series of practical workshops will use current applications to model best practices in using social media and networking to improve learning. The topics will range from creating webinars, to developing a photostory, to creating blogs and podcasts. Learning Goals: Upon successful completion of the workshops, you’ll be able to:
- Use emerging technologies to support diverse learning environments
- Explore curriculum and training techniques to broaden technology’s appeal to engage participants in the learning experience
- Identify best practices for multimedia and web-tools to expand social media in the learning experience
You must pre-register to attend our sessions. Register soon so you don’t miss out as there are only 13-seats available per session.
August 10 - Blogging 101
ASTD-Puget Sound Interest Group - Blogging 101
In this session, participants will develop skills to plan, develop and publish blog post for use in learning.
What exactly is blogging? Blogging at its very basic, blogs -- or "Web logs" -- are literally online diaries with articles, writings, photos, or other entries made by the blogs' creators, or "bloggers."
Entries are listed in reverse chronological order so the most recent entry is on top and older information or "blog posting" can be found by scrolling down the Web page.
Most blogs allow readers to leave their own comments or links to topics and other Web sites relevant to the entry or the blog's topical focus. Typically, this interactive nature allows bloggers to refer to each other's blogs, creating so-called "blogospheres" -- groups of blogs centered on specific themes, topics or interests.
Session Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Set up an account, post, edit, and modify your blog post
Create a blog and identify the various ways it can be used in a learning environment using best practices
Use your blog to blend with other social media tools to strengthening online learning experiences
About our presenter:
Rob Anderson has been designing eLearning and interactions for over 10 years. His diverse projects include work for Starbucks, REI, Holland America/Princess and PEMCO Insurance.
Rob has built and maintained many blogs focused on learning programs aimed at extending the learning environment past a one-time event.
He is currently building PEMCO’s eLearning/Learning capabilities for the future.
6:00 – 6:15pm Networking
6:15 – 7:45pm (1.50 hour Session)
7:45 – 8:00pm Networking
*This is a special event for Special Interest Summer Series on Social Media
You are welcomed and encouraged to bring your mobile devices, tablets, and PCs!
Costs: $25 ASTDps members, $35 non-members