As an activity for the Social Media for Active Learning MOOC (SMOOC – Twitter @SMOOC2014) I have designed a lesson incorporating the use of social media tools to support active learning. I’m sharing this to encourage others to consider the use of social media in their lessons.
The context for this lesson is to encourage use of social learning using my company’s Enterprise Social Network (ESN), Sharepoint 2013 by getting people to narrate their work. As such the choice of Sharepoint as the tool for this course was clearcut. While initially daunted at the prospect of designing a lesson using social media, as I read participant posts on the SMOOC discussion boards I realised that my existing instructional design skills are entirely relevant to this task. The new bit is knowledge and skill with available social media tools to decide when and how to use them. This made my specific task more approachable as I am already using Sharepoint2010.
While our upcoming Enterprise Social Network upgrade to Sharepoint2013 (with enhanced social functionality) means I need to update my skills, I felt adequately confident in my existing knowledge to do a high level lesson design. Our upgrade is in May, so I aim to run the pilot in July and rollout in August. Shall do an update post on the final product and outcomes after this time.
Here is the lesson design:
Very appreciative of feedback on this design – what improvements do you suggest?