Is Social Media Beneficial for Training Sessions?

This post is provided by guest blogger Jessica Munkvold, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, MS in Training and Development program.

With the rise of social media use in adults, why not use it to your advantage in the work place? According to the article written by Bill Leonard (2018), social media can be used to improve learning while encouraging employees to engage in the program and become

social with other employees. It starts with the instructors being interactive on social media by making a video introducing themselves and explaining what the course is about. They also introduce an app where the employees can take notes and share with other employees. It gives them an opportunity to connect with each other and get to know each other.

With the way society and the younger generations rely on social media, this article helps with giving examples on how to incorporate it within different training sessions, and to keep up with the fast-growing technology advances. I think this article was interesting for those that are skeptical about using any sort of social media in training classes. It seems to me that it is a reliable and credible source, but the article was written in 2015, so it is a little outdated. From the training sessions that I have been to, most have used social media like how the article described, so I think this is a great resource for those who are still on the fence with social media.

Leonard, B. (2018, April 11). Social media can enhance employees’ learning. Retrieved from: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/pages/social-media-value.aspx

 

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