Learning Team A: Erika Hinds Julie Collins Amboss Renee Larson Jeff Cook
Online Instruction Is the present and the future
“Facebook and Twitter are useful platforms to run competitions as they provide the tools to create quizzes, polls, sweepstakes, and games. Companies also can use features such as “Like” on Facebook to have other employees “Like” the answers they prefer in order to determine a winner, thus, making it more of a peer-to-peer experience. “ ("7 Smart Media Tools For Business", n.d.).
Web tools and Social Networking aid in corporate training and communications Like Twitter and MindMeister
Twitter is a great social media that allows for many different aspects of training and corporate development. The need to write high value blog posts, load images or videos and other more complicated content is less of a necessity on Twitter. You can link to any and all of that, but the only requirement for a tweet is something less than 140 characters. For this reason, and others already mentioned, Twitter can be an ideal place to start getting active and engaged (Twitter Training, 2015). Twitter is a place to share information quickly and easily. It makes it easy to share information, videos and other forms of media and allows for others to comment on the Twitter postings and information.
MindMeister is one web-based tool that incorporates all methods of modern technology. Brainstorming has historically been the planning step that gets the least respect. Now that step has been renamed and is now called mind-mapping and MindMeister makes brainstorming, or rather “mind-mapping” - enjoyable. This mind-mapping tool has become instrumental with online team training. This is of particular importance in collaboration because team members or classmates can use this tool to map their ideas, share their ideas and build their project content off the framework developed using MindMeister. It is syncable, shareable and allows rapid entry with typing, touching, dragging and dropping. It is simple enough for teams of employees to download this app onto almost any device and sync to each other creating their own virtual world. Teams can mind-map together, collaborate with each other and present materials in a more effective way. MindMeister is an innovative way to assign team tasks and track continual progress moment by moment. To be clear, the emphasis on Mindmeister is collaboration, and enhancing team cohesion. This amazing tool can be used in every aspect of team training and development.
CONCLUSION Corporate training no longer requires a face to face approach. With the utilization of On Line and web based tools, corporate trainers can provide interactive and informative trainings using the internet and can be attended in an asynchronous way. With web tools such as those mentioned in this presentation, corporate based trainings can be conducted within the frames of an expected completion date (a due date to complete the training) can be interactive (require responses within the session to check for understanding), and provide an informative and cost effective way to reach all staff requiring training, and be highly effective as it also strengthens technological skills within the corporation.
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