Making the most of online social learning (free MiniMOOC)

Making the most of online social learning
(free MiniMOOC)

September 8th to 18th 2020

Making the most of
online social learning

Free MiniMooc
Opening: September 8th at 00:01 (CEST)
Unfortunately, this event is full

We are all learning about ways of learning online, mainly focused on webinars and virtual classrooms. There are other ways, like online social learning. Do it right and learning together online is a powerful way of creating engagement.

This free MiniMOOC is all about ‘online social learning’ and actually uses online social learning as a method to bring learning professionals from all over the world together.

in collaboration with:

Unfortunately, the current edition is completely full. We are considering a new edition, if there is plenty of interest.

Fill out the form below to indicate if you’re interested in a new edition!

At the moment, learning professionals are looking for the best methods to transform their courses and training products. As aNewSpring, we get a lot of questions about what’s possible with online learning platforms and we’re offering help and support.

We’re teaming up with The Learning and Performance Institute to provide you with the best insights and valuable resources. This content is freely available, spread the word to other learning professionals through #IHelpPeopleLearn.

Why online social learning?

Currently, lots of attention goes to live online learning; a synchronous form of learning where delivery and consumption takes place at the same time, like in a webinar or virtual classroom. There are pro’s and con’s; webinars can reach a large group of people, but often lack engagement. Virtual classrooms can be very engaging for learners, but require a lot of (design) effort and are less suitable for large groups.

Asynchronous forms of online learning offer interesting alternatives. It’s where all participants are working and learning together at the same (virtual) location, but not necessarily at the same time. During a certain period, content is regularly made available and discussions are started for all learners to dive into and join at their own pace. This way, your learning approach can be very engaging and it can handle a large number of learners, without everyone having to be present at the same time.

What’s the MiniMOOC about?

How to make online social learning successful? How to apply it in your situation? Through experiencing online social learning in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you’ll learn how to do it yourself. We’ll cover topics like:

  • designing online social learning
  • learning theory and principles behind social learning
  • moderating online social learning
  • harvesting results from online social learning

How does this MiniMOOC work?

First of all, what’s so ‘mini’ about this MOOC? It’s small in its duration, not in its reach or impact. It’s still a massive course in the sense that there will be many learning professionals from all over the world to engage with. The course will take place over just two weeks and twice a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays) new content will be made available.

Participants will get access to the aNewSpring learning platform where they will find the content related to the core topics and where the learning conversation will take place.

Results of the previous MiniMooc

This isn’t the first time we’ve ran a social MiniMooc. Last April/May we did a previous version of this Mooc with lots of results, wins and learns.

You can read the process and results of this Mooc in our blog: “The surprising possibilities of online social learning” or just take quick a look at our infograph’s:

Michael (from the LPI), Nicole, Pascalle, Ger and Jos (from aNewSpring) will moderate the social learning course to support all participants.

Michael Strawbridge
Global Head of Content, LPI

Nicole Lee-On
Customer Success Manager

Pascalle Hoevenaars
Learning Platform Specialist

Ger Driesen
Learning Innovation Leader
Blog | LinkedIn

Jos Berden
Learning Specialist
Blog | LinkedIn

Is this for me?

This free MiniMOOC is designed for all trainers, training providers and learning designers who want to learn about online social learning so they will be able to design and facilitate online social learning for themselves after completing this MiniMOOC.

This MiniMOOC is organised in collaboration with:

Unfortunately, the current is event is completely full. Show your interest in a new edition by filling out the form below:

Open training for Trainers – Advanced level

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux

Networks Benelux

07 November 2019 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux

07 November 2019 – Rotterdam (NL)

For the first time this event for directors of training and learning organisations is held in the Benelux. Organised by the Learning and Performance Institute and aNewSpring, this event addresses future challenges in training at top level.

What is LEARNING LIVE Networks?

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux is a collaborative approach to tackling learning challenges and boosting business performance. It offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow senior learning professionals and grow your network. Learn from each other how to tackle current and future challenges for training and training providers, and where to find strategic business growth. It’s specifically for senior staff and management of training organisations and only open to this audience. Now for the first time in the Benelux.

Central theme:
What strategic tools can training providers and training organisations use to tackle their business challenges?

For the first time in the Benelux

This event is co-organised by The Learning and Performance Institute (The LPI) and aNewSpring. The LPI provides innovative and practical solutions for the global workplace learning industry, driving business performance and championing effective learning. LEARNING LIVE is a range of events organised by the LPI for learning leaders and heads of learning, and LEARNING LIVE Networks is a regular meetup for this audience to further learn and grow from this network. Already a success in the UK and Iberia, now it’s being held in the Benelux for the first time, in collaboration with their partner aNewSpring.

The LPI’s Capability Map

One of the tools that will be discussed in this event is the LPI’s Capability Map, which aims to provide a global view of the skills needed to deliver modern workplace learning and development. This self-assessment tool covers 25 skills across 5 categories and helps individuals and teams identify their strengths and skills gaps, and understand what is needed to build future capability.

With contributions of:

Ger Driesen (host)

Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring

Donald H. Taylor

Chairman of LPI and Learning Technologies

Edmund Monk


Kelly Davis

Sales and Marketing Director LPI

Nick Bate

Owner Blue Eskimo

Why attend?

  • Discuss the latest challenges for training providers and learning organisations based on extensive research.
  • It provides excellent opportunities to share knowledge, insights and expertise with fellow, international professionals. 
  • Boost your business performance and get useable strategies for your organisation to bring about positive strategic change.
  • Learn all about the LPI’s Capability Map.


Congress and debate center Arminius
Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam

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